Die Mannschaft des VfL Wolfsburg jubelt gemeinsam.
24.08.2019
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Good omens for trip to the capital

All the facts and stats related to the Wolves’ upcoming match at Hertha BSC.

Die Mannschaft des VfL Wolfsburg jubelt gemeinsam.

After their 2-1 win on the opening weekend, VfL Wolfsburg head to Berlin to take on Hertha BSC on Matchday 2 of the Bundesliga (Sunday, 18:00 CEST). Having recorded victories at Hallescher FC in the DFB Cup and then against Köln in their first home game, VfL will be looking to build on their good start to the season by claiming three points on the road. You don’t have to go back far for the Green-Whites’ last success at the Olympiastadion: on 2 February 2019, Wout Weghorst’s 65th-minute goal gave the Wolves a 1-0 win on Matchday 20 last season. 

More facts and stats:

  • The last five Bundesliga encounters between the two teams in Berlin have produced just five goals. Hertha have won 1-0 on two occasions, with the Wolves emerging victorious by the same scoreline once. There have also been a 1-1 draw and a goalless stalemate.

  • Hertha have failed to score in their last two Bundesliga home games against VfL, a stat which does not apply to any other current Bundesliga club.

  • The two sides faced off 10 times in the second division between 1992 and 1997, with three wins for VfL, four for Hertha and three draws.

  • Oliver Glasner became the first Wolves coach since Dieter Hecking in January 2013 to win his opening Bundesliga match in charge. The last man to pick up six points from his first two encounters was Armin Veh in the 2009/10 campaign. Valerien Ismael, Andries Jonker, Martin Schmidt and Bruno Labbadia all failed to get off to winning starts.

  • VfL have typically begun the season strongly in recent years, winning four of their last five opening Bundesliga matches. Last season, they followed up their home victory over Schalke 04 with a 3-1 success at Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 2.

  • The Green-Whites have also triumphed in their first away match of the campaign in each of the last three years: at Leverkusen in 2018, Frankfurt in 2017 and Augsburg in 2016.

  • The Wolves have lost just one of their last seven matches (W5 D1) in all competitions stretching back to 2018/19 – a 3-0 defeat at Stuttgart on Matchday 33 of the previous season.

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