- Fifth hosts fourth on Friday night.
- Frankfurt unbeaten in seven following draw with Augsburg.
- Hoffenheim yet to lose this season.
Eintracht are on an impressive run themselves, and currently sit fifth in the table on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run. They were held to a 1-1 draw at FC Augsburg on Matchday 13, but have won their last two in a row at the Commerzbank-Arena, with last season's threat of relegation a distant memory.
Hoffenheim cantered past 1. FC Köln with a fine 4-0 win on Matchday 13 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. The Sinsheim club have a decent record in Frankfurt, with four wins from seven visits, and three points on Friday would keep Julian Nagelsmann's fourth-placed charges firmly in contention towards the top of the table.
- With four wins and three draws, Frankfurt are enjoying their longest unbeaten run in six years. Only unbeaten Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig have gone longer without defeat in the Bundesliga this season.
- Frankfurt have banked 25 points after 13 games. Only once before have they bettered that total at the same juncture in a campaign (30 points, 1993).
- Niko Kovac suffered his only home defeat as Frankfurt coach against Hoffenheim on 9 April 2016.
- Last season both teams were in the bottom three of the table on 31 occasions combined (Frankfurt 10; Hoffenheim 21).
- Only Robert Lewandowski (24), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22) and Anthony Modeste (20) have scored more Bundesliga goals than Hoffenheim's Sandro Wagner (17) in 2016.
- Indeed, Wagner is the Bundesliga's highest-scoring German player this calendar year.