Munich - Having gone into the season with ambitions of challenging for the European places, 1899 Hoffenheim find themselves in the thick of the relegation battle.

The gap between Marco Kurz's men and the relegation play-off spot has grown to four points in recent weeks, but as many points from their last two matches will have boosted the side's hopes of staying in the Bundesliga.

  • Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern Munich are the only side to have conceded fewer goals in the second half of the season than Hoffenheim's eight.

  • No other team has managed to overcome a 1-0 deficit to win more often than 1899 (twice).

  • Only six teams have won more challenges than Hoffenheim (50.7 per cent).

  • Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last two games.

  • 1899 have suffered more defeats than any other team (16). That number is also an all-time low for the club within a season.

  • For the first time since their promotion to the top flight in 2008, Hoffenheim have failed to find the net in three consecutive home games (1-0 defeats to VfB Stuttgart und Bayern, followed by Matchday 26's goalless draw against 1. FSV Mainz 05).

  • Hoffenheim are particularly poor from set-pieces, scoring only four and conceding 18 goals, more than any other club. Die Kraichgauer have also conceded the most goals from headers (14).

Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has made an immediate impact since joining in the winter from Tottenham Hotspur FC, saving an impressive 78 per cent of shots on his goal - the 32-year-old's predecessors Koen Casteels and Tim Wiese each repelled only 53 per cent.

  • Matchday 27: FC Schalke 04 (A)
  • Matchday 28: Fortuna Düsseldorf (H)
  • Matchday 29: VfL Wolfsburg (A)
  • Matchday 30: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
  • Matchday 31: 1. FC Nuremberg (H)
  • Matchday 32: Werder Bremen (A)
  • Matchday 33: Hamburger SV (H)
  • Matchday 34: Borussia Dortmund (A)