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08.31.2018

Top Facts: The best distance runners go head to head

In the first home game of the 2018/19 Bundesliga Season, TSG Hoffenheim face SC Freiburg. This will be the 17th time in Bundesliga history that the two sides have gone head to head in the Baden-Württemberg derby. Achtzehn99.de gives fans and friends of TSG all the dates, facts and figures you need to know ahead of #TSGSCF.

Did you know that...

...no other teams covered more ground than Freiburg and Hoffenheim last season?

Both teams clocked an average distance of 119.3 km per Bundesliga match.

...Oliver Baumann has played more Bundesliga games for Hoffenheim than for SC Freiburg?

Our goalkeeper has donned the Hoffenheim jersey 136 times in the Bundesliga - compared to 131 times for Freiburg.

...the Italians in both teams used to play for the opposition?

Vincenzo Grifo played for SC Freiburg from 2015 to 2017. Marco Terrazzino moved to TSG back in 2007, stayed until 2011, then returned once more for a season in 2016.

...Freiburg are new arrival Leonardo Bittencourt's favourite opponent?

The attacking player has seven goals in seven games against Freiburg - including his first ever Bundesliga goal as well as his most recent (April 2018.)

 ...TSG have a marginally inferior head to head record in Bundesliga encounters between the two sides?

Of the 16 occasions the two sides have played each other, TSG have won three times, Freiburg have won four times.

...Hoffenheim were a force to be reckoned with in the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena last season?

TSG ended the season in third place - but if only home games are counted then they came in second place. TSG celebrated 11 victories on home soil whilst only losing twice. Freiburg had the second worst away record in the league, but they did manage to come away from Sinsheim with a 1-1 draw.

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