Der VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Josuha Guilavogui im Zweikampf um den Ball mit Julian Brandt.
02.01.2021
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Due a goal, and a win

Facts and figures on the Wolves’ away match at BVB.

Der VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Josuha Guilavogui im Zweikampf um den Ball mit Julian Brandt.

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.

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