Did you know that…
…the change of coaches at Leipzig is having an impact?
Since Marco Rose took over the coaching reins at RB Leipzig, the Saxony side have picked up 14 points (four wins, two draws and one defeat). During this period, only league leaders Union Berlin have picked up more points (one more). Leipzig are unbeaten in their last five matches.
…things aren't going smoothly for Leipzig on their travels, however?
RB Leipzig are winless in eight Bundesliga away matches (four draws and four defeats), with the men from Saxony last recording a league victory on the road in Leverkusen back in April.
…TSG are yet to concede a headed goal?
Hoffenheim are the only club in the Bundesliga yet to concede a headed goal this season. TSG let in 12 goals from headers last term – a category in which only three teams fared worse.
…Hoffenheim generally look strong at the back?
TSG have only conceded 13 goals in their opening 12 matches of the season; only in the 2009/10 campaign had they let in fewer at this stage of the campaign (11).
…it'll be a special occasion for David Raum and Angeliño?
David Raum and Angeliño swapped sides in the summer and will now go head-to-head for the first time. Angeliño, now at TSG, has delivered the most crosses from open play of any Bundesliga player (41). David Raum, who was Hoffenheim's top provider last season, has struggled to find a suitable recipient for his crosses in Leipzig; none of his deliveries to date have led to a goal.
…the two teams are neighbours in the table?
Hoffenheim are currently in seventh place in the table, with Leipzig in sixth. RB currently have one more point on the board than TSG, though Hoffenheim do have the better goal difference (+5/+4).