Cologne - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have had their moments, but their pyrotechnic form of yesteryear did start to creep in again towards the end of the Hinrunde.
bundesliga.com has assessed the performance of all 18 clubs in various areas of play over the course of the Hinrunde and ranked them in positions 1-18 accordingly. The greater the surface area on the spidergram below, the better that club has statistically performed overall in 2014/15.
Markus Gisdol's side remain one of the most dangerous on the Bundesliga landscape, even if cracks continue to show up in their armour, and 2015 could well be the year the Sinsheim-based club secure continental football for the first time in their history. Do you think they will make it into Europe at long last? Tell us your thoughts by interacting with Bundesliga on Twitter.