Did you know that...
...TSG have an evenly matched head-to-head record against Schalke?
The two clubs have faced each other 21 times in total. Hoffenheim have won eight of these encounters, with Schalke registering the same number of victories. The five remaining matches were drawn.
...Schalke have only won once before in Hoffenheim?
TSG have played host to Schalke a total of 10 times. The home side have won five of these matches, drawn four and only lost once.
…the match will be a reunion of old acquaintances?
Mark Uth, Sebastian Rudy and Domenico Tedesco were all involved at TSG in the past and are now part of the set-up at Schalke. Uth, who is out injured on Saturday, played for TSG from 2015 to 2018, Rudy was here from 2010 to 2017 and Tedesco spent a year and a half as a coach in the TSG youth set-up. All three will make their return to Sinsheim on Saturday.
...the two youngest head coaches in the Bundesliga will go head to head in the technical area.
31-year-old Julian Nagelsmann and 33-year-old Domenico Tedesco are currently the two youngest head coaches in the Bundesliga. Both of them completed their DFB training in 2016, graduating at the top of their class.
…no other teams hit the woodwork so often?
Both sides have hit the woodwork a total of seven times this season. No other team in the Bundesliga has hit the post or the bar so regularly.