Did you know that…
…TSG have tended to do well on their travels this season?
Hoffenheim have a strong record of 14 points from their eight away matches this season. They lost their first two outings on the road but have since won four and drawn two. That record means TSG occupy seventh spot in the away table – with only eight games played. A win on Sunday would automatically lift them to fourth.
…six of TSG's past eight visits to Bremen have ended in stalemate?
The result almost seems set in stone if you look at the most recent meetings between the two teams at the Weserstadion. Five of the TSG's last eight visits to Bremen in the Bundesliga have ended 1-1. There has also been one other draw (2-2) and a win for each side.
…Werder have wobbled at home recently?
Coach Florian Kohfeldt's charges are currently on a six-game winless run at home in the Bundesliga. Bremen last picked up three points at the Weserstadion on 1 September 2019 thanks to a 3-2 victory over FC Augsburg.
…both sides will be up against their former players?
There are currently two players in the SV Werder Bremen squad – Kevin Vogt and Leonardo Bittencourt – who are on loan with the Green & Whites from TSG Hoffenheim. In addition, two current TSG players have previously enjoyed spells on the Weser: Florian Grillitsch from 2013 to 2017 and Ishak Belfodil in 2017/18.
…Philipp Pentke is the oldest Bundesliga player in TSG's history?
The goalkeeper made his debut in the Bundesliga last Saturday and simultaneously set a record as the oldest player to have ever represented Hoffenheim in the German top flight at the age of 34 years and 262 days.