#SGEB04 – Countdown to kick-off

The fans can be happy. The stats are clearly in favour of Bayer 04 in matches against Eintracht Frankfurt. The Werkself won both games last season (3-1 A, 3-0 H). This is the 63rd meeting in the Bundesliga: Frankfurt have won 22 times and Leverkusen 27 (13 draws). Read on for pre-match facts and stats on the game to be refereed by Christian Dingert.
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Never goalless

This fixture has never produced a 0-0 draw (on average 3.1 goals per game). No other fixture in history the Bundesliga has yet to end in a goalless draw.

The Werkself have secured nine wins in the last 11 Bundesliga games and have only lost twice in that run – they were both away games at Gladbach (2-1 defeats on matchday 33 in 2015/16 and on matchday one in 2016/17).

Eintracht strong at home

Eintracht have won their last three home games in the Bundesliga. The last time there were more home victories in Frankfurt was between April and September 2000 under Felix Magath (eight on the bounce).

The Werkself in good shape

The Werkself showed true grit last weekend when they secured a 3-1 win against Hamburg SV after being a goal down. Last season Bayer 04 collected 19 points coming from behind and that was the best in the Bundesliga last term.

Coaching duo with Bayer 04 past

Niko and Robert Kovac signed for the Werkself in the summer of 1996. Niko stayed to 1999 before joining HSV and Robert to 2001 before moving on to Bayer Munich. Niko made 77 Bundesliga appearances (eight goals) for the Werkself, Robert 127 (one goal).

The Schwadbud is open

The popular fan pub Schwadbud opens its doors at 13.30 CET on Saturday to provide a venue to watch the match. Call in if you can.

The new Bayer edition

On Bundesliga match day three, the Werkself will play in a brand-new JAKO shirt called the 'Bayer edition'. The shirt is in Bayer company colours representing the unique link between the club and parent company.

The kit is available from all Bayer 04 stores from Friday as well as in the online shop.

LIVE action via the LIVE app

The Bayer 04 LIVE APP, recently nominated one of the most innovative apps on a popular App blog, will be packed full of exclusive information (in German) on Bayer 04 on Saturday. You can download it now to keep up-to-date with the action at Werkself while you are on the move.>> . The social networks will be busy at #SGEB04.


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