Did you know that…
…TSG have exactly the same number of points as they had after 12 rounds in the previous two seasons?
Hoffenheim have 20 points on the board from their opening 12 matches – the same number as they had at the same stage of the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. Last term they finished ninth; the season before in third.
…Andrej Kramarić has another record within reach?
The Croat, who netted last time out against Mainz, is already TSG's record goalscorer – but another strike or assist against Fortuna Düsseldorf will make him the outright leader in the club's all-time scorer point ranking. He currently has 73 scorer points (53 goals and 20 assists), as does Sejad Salihovic (46 goals and 27 assists).
…the two teams have an even head-to-head record in the Bundesliga?
There have previously been four top-flight meetings between Hoffenheim and Düsseldorf. They have one win apiece, while there have been two draws.
…two Hoffenheim players recently reached a landmark?
Kevin Vogt played his 100th Bundesliga game in a TSG shirt against Mainz and is now 14th on the list of the club's all-time record appearance-makers. Meanwhile, his fellow centre-back Benjamin Hübner was making his 100th appearance in the top flight – of which 70 have been for Hoffenheim.
…Fortuna occupy a relegation spot for the first time this season?
The 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich was the biggest defeat Fortuna have suffered this term. With 12 rounds of matches played, they are now 16th and in a relegation berth for the first time this season.
…Düsseldorf have a pretty mediocre record away from home?
Fortuna have picked up only one point from their last five away fixtures and have conceded at least two goals in each game during that run. Their only away victory this season came on Matchday 1 in Bremen, when they won 3-1.
…F95 have also conceded a lot of goals recently?
Düsseldorf have conceded seven goals in their past two matches (3-3 draw in Schalke, 4-0 defeat against Bayern). In the three games prior, they had only let in two goals in total.