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Goals on the cards

All the standout out facts and figures ahead of the Wolves’ trip to Werder Bremen.

A glance in the history books reveals both some promising and worrying statistics as the Green-and-Whites prepare to take on Bremen on Sunday. For example, while the hosts are without victory in their 12 most recent home games, the Wolves are winless in four of their last five away outings and have not taken maximum points against Werder in the teams’ last eight meetings. We round up the best statistics ahead of the match at the Weserstadion:

  • Following Hamburger SV’s relegation, Bremen are now the longest-serving team in the top flight with 1,895 games and 56 years in the Bundesliga to look back on. As a result, VfL have played against them more often than against any other club. 

  • In addition to facing each other 51 times in the Bundesliga, the Wolves have met Bremen on six occasions in the DFB Cup. The first of those games was on 26 October 1974, when Werder earned a 4-1 victory in the second round at the Elsterweg stadium.

  • The Wolves have scored 88 goals and conceded 101 against Bremen in what is historically a high-scoring Bundesliga fixture. The most recent of those was in the first half of the current season, when Florian Kohfeldt’s charges won 3-2 at the Volkswagen Arena. 

  • That game also took place on a Sunday, although it kicked off at 18:00 CEST. This Matchday 30 showdown begins at 13:30 CEST, a time both teams have played at once this term: the Wolves drew 2-2 at Union Berlin on Matchday 24, while Bremen succumbed 3-1 away to Borussia Mönchengladbach. 



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