With TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hannover 96 languishing at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table, both sides will be pushing for victory and a vital three points at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Matchday 16 (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
- Hoffenheim have beaten Hannover 96 in their last four league meetings. Only FC Bayern München have as good a record against the Reds in the past two seasons.
- TSG have celebrated more wins against Hannover (nine) than against any other side in the Bundesliga.
- They have also scored more goals against Hannover (31) than against any other club.
- Hannover only have a worse overall record against SC Paderborn 07 and FC Bayern than against Hoffenheim.
- The Sinsheim outfit have yet to lose to Hannover on home turf.
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Strobl, Süle, Schär, Kim – Polanski, Schwegler (c) – Elyounoussi, Amiri, Zuber – Volland
Hannover: Zieler – Sorg, Marcelo, Schulz (c), Albornoz – Sane, Schmiedebach - Karaman, Andreasen, Bech - Sobiech
Absentees: Sakai (illness), Kiyotake (foot), Klaus (knee)