Facts and figures on the Wolves’ away match at BVB.
If not now, then when? In their last seven league games against Borussia Dortmund, the Green-and-Whites have not even managed a single goal, and they’ve also lost nine of the last 10 meetings – drawing the other. However, when VfL take on BVB for the 51st time on Sunday (kick-off 15:30 CET), they do so from a position of strength: for the first time in their Bundesliga history, the Wolves have only lost one of their first 13 matches of the season – a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich. Here are the key facts and stats ahead of the opening match of 2021:
BVB captain Marco Reus has scored 10 goals in his last 12 league games against the Green-and-Whites.
The Wolves’ last competitive victory against Dortmund came in the 2015 DFB Cup final. Two of the players from that team, Max Arnold and Josuha Guilavogui, are still at VfL.
Dortmund go into this match on a bad run of three consecutive Bundesliga defeats at home.
Edin Terzic will take his place in the BVB dugout for his home debut as head coach on Sunday. His first three games in charge – at Werder Bremen, Union Berlin and Eintracht Braunschweig were all on the road.
Borussia have already conceded more goals from set pieces (eight) in the first 13 matches of this season than they did in the whole of the previous campaign (seven).
When this fixture took place on Matchday 10 of last season, it was also fifth at home to fourth. Dortmund ran out 3-0 winners on that occasion.