The key facts and figures ahead of VfL Wolfsburg’s trip to Hertha Berlin on Bundesliga Matchday 20.
The Wolves edge the head-to-head record between the two teams, winning 16, drawing 11 and losing 12 of the 39 top-flight meetings with Hertha. There is room for improvement away from home, however, with the Green-Whites winning just three of the 19 encounters at Berlin’s Olympiastadion (D6 L10). We’ve rounded up all the key facts and stats ahead of Saturday’s clash in the capital:
The two teams also met ten times in Bundesliga 2 between 1992 and 1997, with VfL winning three of those encounters (D3 L4).
Last season was the first time that both league meetings between the two teams ended in draws (3-3 in Wolfsburg, 0-0 in Berlin).
VfL last beat Hertha on 19 September 2015, when Dieter Hecking was in charge. Bas Dost scored twice in a 2-0 win at the Volkswagen Arena.
The Wolves last claimed all three points at the Olympiastadion in February 2014. Goals from Robin Knoche and Daniel Caligiuri helped VfL come from 1-0 down to win 2-1.
VfL came out on top in the only DFB Cup meeting between the two teams, winning 3-1 at home in the second round of the 2000/01 competition.
Current Hertha head coach Pal Dardai made his competitive debut for the club in a 1-0 victory over the Wolves in Bundesliga 2 in March 1997.
VfL centre-back John Anthony Brooks is a product of the Hertha academy and went on to make 90 Bundesliga appearances for the first team, before joining the Wolves in the summer of 2017.
The Green-Whites have scored eight league goals on the counter-attack this season - more than any other club in the division apart from Borussia Dortmund (also eight).
Only FC Augsburg have converted more big chances than VfL this season (63 per cent compared to 58 per cent).