FOOTBALL - The following are some key facts and figures on a selected assortment of matches in the Bundesliga this weekend. The matches we have looked into are Hamburger SV - Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund - VFL Wolfsburg and FC Augsburg - Bayern München.
Hamburger SV - Hoffenheim (Friday 07 December, 20:30 CET)
> There has been a big difference in goal production in this encounter between the two stadiums. At Hamburg, four matches produced six goals (five by Hamburg). At Sinsheim, 13 goals (12 by Hoffenheim) have been scored in as many matches.
> For the second time this season, Hamburg will try to remain unbeaten in three consecutive matches. They did this in four straight (3-1-0) from match round 4-7.
> Hoffenheim have lost four consecutive Bundesliga matches. They only had one longer run of consecutive losses in their Bundesliga history – six (the final three matches of last season, followed by the first three in this campaign).
Borussia Dortmund - VFL Wolfsburg (Saturday 08 December, 15:30 CET)
> Last season, Dortmund claimed their biggest ever win over Wolfsburg. At home, they won 5-1 with a squad that is still intact except for Shinji Kagawa and Lucas Barrios.
> Dortmund have drawn six Bundesliga matches this season. No team has more (Fortuna Düsseldorf and Borussia M’gladbach also six). On only three occasions, Dortmund had more draws – seven in 1988/1989, 2006/2007 and 2008/2009.
> Wolfsburg scored 14 goals this season. Only once they had fewer after 15 matches – 10 in 2006/2007.
FC Augsburg - Bayern München (Saturday 08 December, 15:30 CET)
> This eight-match winless streak equals Augsburg’s worst run ever in the Bundesliga, which they set in their first eight encounters in the top league (round 1-8 in 2011/2012). A loss against Bayern would set a negative club record.
> The record number of wins for a Herbstmeister is 14 (Bayern 2005/2006, Dortmund 2010/2011). Bayern could equal this number by winning against Augsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
> Bayern have set the Bundesliga record for goal differential after 15 matches in a Bundesliga season. Bayern are +35 now, the previous record was +30, also by Bayern (1972/1973).