Munich - EA Sports and FIFA 14 present a virtual prediction of the spine-tinglingly tense relegation showdown set to take place on Matchday 34, with Hamburger SV, 1. FC Nürnberg and Eintracht Braunschweig all hoping to avoid the drop.
Ahead of what will be a nerve-wracking final round of fixtures in 2013/14, bundesliga.com has gathered up some of the most pertinent facts and figures prior to D-Day.
- Hamburg are currently one point ahead of Nürnberg and two ahead of Braunschweig and also have the best goal difference of the trio by some way. Even if HSV lose, they could still finish in 16th place and contest their first-ever relegation play-off tie.
- Regardless of the outcome of HSV's game in Mainz, 2013/14 will be the poorest season in the club’s history. Never before had the Red Shorts lost 20 Bundesliga matches in a single campaign either, while they are also the worst side in the second half of the season, having gleaned just 11 points from a possible 48.
- Hamburg have the worst defensive record in the top flight with 72 goals conceded so far in the current campaign. In 40 of the 50 Bundesliga seasons to date the team with the most porous backline has been relegated.
- The last time Nürnberg were relegated - back in 2008 - they also faced FC Schalke 04 on the final matchday and could have saved themselves if they had won. As it happened, der Club lost 2-0 at home.
- Nürnberg have not beaten Schalke away from home in over 20 years. Their last triumph in Gelsenkirchen was a 2-1 win in September 1993.
- Braunschweig have not found the net for 361 minutes (over four games), but need to beat Hoffenheim on Saturday to have any chance of survival. A draw is no use whatsoever.
- Braunschweig's players have been fouled more often than anyone else (568 times). The Lions are also the Bundesliga's worst away team, meanwhile, having failed to win at all in their last 12 road trips.