Did you know that…
…TSG have won four of their last six matches against Leverkusen?
Hoffenheim have a negative head-to-head record against the Werkself, having won five, drawn three and lost 14 of their previous meetings. That said, the Kraichgau club have prevailed in four of their last six clashes.
…these games tend to produce goals?
Meetings between Leverkusen and TSG always tend to be high-scoring affairs, with 73 goals scored in the 22 previous Bundesliga matches between them. There has never been a 0-0 draw between the clubs.
…there will be a reunion with some familiar faces?
Four players in the current Bayer Leverkusen squad – Kevin Volland (2011-2016), Ramazan Özcan (2008-2011), Kerem Demirbay (2016-2019) and Nadiem Amiri (2012-2019) – all used to represent the Kraichgau club.
…Leverkusen are currently in strong form?
Coach Peter Bosz's charges kicked off their Bundesliga campaign with victories over Paderborn (3-2) and Düsseldorf (3-1), having won in the DFB Cup a week earlier. Leverkusen are currently unbeaten in their last eight Bundesliga matches (W7 D1) – a run that started last season – and have picked up more points than any other team in the division during that period (22).