bundesliga.com amasses the most interesting of the numbers in an attempt to shed some light on what promises to be an intriguing Matchday.
The season's outstanding side so far has been . Jürgen Klopp's men are the only top-flight team yet to drop a point - and four wins from four is the Yellow-Blacks best return from the start of a season since the title-winning campaign of 2001/02. The arrivals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have buttressed their attacking options. Aubameyang scored an opening-day hat-trick, while 'Miki' struck twice to beat Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 4.
So far in the Bundesliga, 22 of 36 games have ended in home wins, and eight sides are cherishing unbeaten starts on their own turf. By contrast, it's been less pretty for teams on the road, only Dortmund haven't dropped a point on their travels up to now. If sides are producing wins and losses, that naturally means the number of draws will decrease, which certainly holds true this season: this is the first campaign for 31 years with so few draws, only five matches have ended deadlocked after four weeks of the season.
Of the five draws, not one has ended goalless - the Bundesliga, unbelievably enough, hasn't seen a 0-0 all season. Indeed, the number of goals after four matches is at a 20-year high: the ball has hit the net 121 times at an average of 3.36 goals per game. Hoffenheim hosting Borussia Mönchengladbach and Dortmund facing Hamburg this weekend is unlikely to change that statistic.
Müller is the name to have in German football. FC Bayern München legend 'Der Bomber', Gerd Müller scored a Bundesliga-record 40 goals in a single season in 1971-72, as well as hitting the net in 16 consecutive games two seasons earlier. A new Müller is hot on his heels - Nicolai Müller of 1. FSV Mainz 05 has struck five times so far this season, and at least once in every game. If this run continued, he'd end the season with 43 goals.
There have been 17 penalties awarded this season, of which 14 have been scored. Two of the three have been missed by players, Thomas Müller on Matchday 1 against Borussia Mönchengladbach and David Alaba against 1. FC Nürnberg two weeks later. Hamburger SV's Dutch captain Rafael van der Vaart has netted both of his penalty attempts.
Eintracht Braunschweig go down in history as one of only three clubs to have suffered four defeats in their opening four games after promotion. The omens are mixed if teams can eventually get back on track - Hansa Rostock went down in 2007/08, but Hannover managed to finish a respectable eleventh in 2002/03. This weekend Braunschweig host the only other winless side in the division, Nürnberg, so expect a tense affair.