Eight of the Wolves’ last 10 Bundesliga goals have been headers, including each of the last four. In total, VfL have registered 13 headed goals during the current campaign – only Eintracht Frankfurt and Köln have managed more (both 14).
Wolfsburg have conceded 36 goals after 30 matches – the only time VfL have let in fewer by this stage of a Bundesliga season was in 2014/15 (32), when they finished runners-up.
Wout Weghorst netted the late winner in last Sunday’s 1-0 win at Werder Bremen, his first goal since the restart. With 12 league goals, the Netherlands international is VfL’s leading scorer by some distance this season.
Freiburg have won just one of their last 12 Bundesliga away outings (D6 L5), which was the 2-1 victory at Mainz on Matchday 18. SCF have also conceded at least one goal in all 12 of those games.
VfL managing director Jörg Schmadtke played 131 Bundesliga games for Freiburg between 1993 and 1997.
Felix Klaus was relegated from the top flight with Freiburg in 2015, having scored seven goals in 52 Bundesliga appearances for the Black Forest club.
Admir Mehmedi’s first spell in the Bundesliga was with Freiburg from 2013 to 2015.
Freiburg signed Luca Itter from VfL last summer. The youngster made seven first-team appearances for the Wolves.
Long-serving Freiburg boss Christian Streich has only lost to Dortmund (12) and Bayern (nine) more times than he has against Wolfsburg (eight).