All you need to know about the game against VfB Stuttgart.
The Wolves are unbeaten in 12 home games against Stuttgart, winning 10. That bodes well, then, for the Green-and-Whites to extend their undefeated run at the Volkswagen Arena (two draws, four consecutive wins) for the match on Sunday 20 December (kick-off 18:00 CET).
Further facts and figures
VfL forward Wout Weghorst is level with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva in third place in the top scorers’ chart with nine Bundesliga goals so far.
In Weghorst and Sasa Kalajdzic, two of the Bundesliga’s best aerial attackers meet in this game. Both have already scored three headers this term, a tally matched only by Bayer Leverkusen’s Lucas Alario and Union Berlin’s Marvin Friedrich.
Five different VfB head coaches have occupied the dugout in the last five Bundesliga fixtures between Stuttgart and Wolfsburg: Kramny, Wolf, Korkut, Weinzierl and Willig. That will now become six in six with Pellegrino Matarazzo on the touchline this weekend.
Statistically speaking, Maximilian Philipp was the Wolves’ most dangerous attacking player in the 2-1 defeat in Munich: the 26-year-old had more shots than anyone else (six) and also scored his first goal for VfL. That could well continue against VfB, as Philipp has found the net in each of his last three league games versus Stuttgart (all for Borussia Dortmund).
VfB have only lost twice in their 12 Bundesliga assignments so far in 2020/21, winning four and drawing six. The last time they had so few defeats was in their championship-winning season in 2006/07.