Die VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Wout Weghorst und Maxence Lacroix zeigen einen Finger nach oben.
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Battle of the unbeaten

All you need to know ahead of the Wolves’ home clash with Werder Bremen.

Die VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Wout Weghorst und Maxence Lacroix zeigen einen Finger nach oben.

Oliver Glasner’s side host SV Werder Bremen at the Volkswagen Arena on Friday evening in the opening fixture of Matchday 9 (kick-off 20:30 CET). The visitors are unbeaten in seven games, drawing the last five, while the Wolves are still undefeated in the 2020/21 Bundesliga season. Here are some more facts and stats on the game:

  • Bremen’s draw at Bayern Munich last Saturday was made all the more surprising by the fact that they’d lost their last 22 meetings with the German record champions.

  • Florian Kohfeldt’s men have now drawn 1-1 in five consecutive matches – as Bayer Leverkusen did in the 1980/81 season. They’ll hold the league record for themselves if Friday’s match ends with the same scoreline. The record for the longest overall drawing streak belongs to Waldhof Mannheim, who shared the points eight times in a row during the 1984/85 campaign.

  • With just five goals conceded from the opening eight matches, VfL boast the joint strongest defence in the league along with RB Leipzig.

  • To date, the Wolves have scored a total of 89 goals against Werder, more than they have against any other team.

  • However, the overall record from their 52 competitive meetings (since 1974) favours the other side in green and white – Bremen have won 25 of those encounters, VfL 18, and there have been nine draws.

  • Six of those meetings didn’t come in the Bundesliga but in the DFB Cup, and Werder won all of them.

  • The Wolves recently recorded back-to-back home wins for the first time since Glasner took charge. The last time VfL registered three consecutive wins at the Volkswagen Arena in the same season was autumn 2015. On that occasion, the third victory was a 6-0 win over none other than Bremen.



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