Did you know that…
…home games against Leverkusen come with no guarantee of success?
No other club in the Bundesliga have inflicted as many home defeats on TSG Hoffenheim as Bayer 04 Leverkusen (nine). TSG have also conceded more goals against the Werkself (29) than any other club in the top tier.
…Leverkusen are vulnerable from set pieces, while TSG are particularly dangerous from them?
Six of the eight goals Bayer 04 have conceded in the Bundesliga this season have come from dead-ball situations, a higher proportion (75%) than any other team in the league. Hoffenheim's total of seven goals scored from set pieces has only been bettered by Bayern Munich (eight).
…Grischa Prömel loves playing against the Werkself?
TSG midfielder Grischa Prömel has had a direct hand in five goals in his last six Bundesliga games - meaning he leads TSG in goal involvements since the international break in September. In the four Bundesliga matches he's played against Bayer 04 to date, he has been involved in three goals (two scored, one assisted). Against no other team in the league has he had more success.
…Jonas Hofmann is in top form?
Former TSG academy player Jonas Hofmann has already notched up 20 scorer points this calendar year (12 goals, eight assists) - only Stuttgart's Serhou Guirassy (22) has achieved a higher tally in this period.
…both teams pose a threat on the counter?
Both Hoffenheim and Leverkusen have already scored six goals from counter-attacks - no other team in the Bundesliga has been more successful on the break. TSG's Maxi Beier has scored three of these goals.