Josuha Guilavogui im Zweikampf im Hinspiel in Freiburg.
12.06.2020
English News

Battle for Europe

A look at the facts and stats ahead of the home match against SC Freiburg.

Josuha Guilavogui im Zweikampf im Hinspiel in Freiburg.

Sixth-placed VfL Wolfsburg host eighth-in-the-table SC Freiburg on Saturday 13 June (15:30 CEST) in a crunch encounter in the battle for automatic Europa League qualification. Just four points separate the two sides going into their meeting at the Volkswagen Arena.

Facts and stats:

  • The reverse fixture saw VfL suffer a 1-0 defeat.

  • 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).

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