Wout Weghorst im Zweikampf mit Dortmunds Piszcek.
22.05.2020
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Hosting title hopefuls

Facts and figures ahead of the home match against Borussia Dortmund.

Wout Weghorst im Zweikampf mit Dortmunds Piszcek.

After the Wolves’ last-minute win a week ago, they now have something else to look forward to – their first home match after the Covid-enforced break. On Saturday 23 May at 15:30 CEST, head coach Oliver Glasner’s men will take on last year’s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, behind closed doors at the Volkswagen Arena. Striker Wout Weghorst will be back in action, the Dutchman having sat out the previous game due to an accumulation of yellow cards. VfL will however still be without captain Josuha Guilavogui.

Dortmund also returned to action with a win, beating local rivals FC Schalke 04. Matchday 27 will see the 50th meeting between the Green-and-Whites and BVB, with VfL only managing a meagre 10 wins to date (D12 L27).

More facts and figures 

  • VfL have taken one solitary point from their last nine Bundesliga meetings with BVB – a 0-0 draw in Dortmund in January 2018. FC Bayern are the only team that have kept Wolfsburg winless for such an extended period.

  • The Wolves are unbeaten in their last seven Bundesliga matches (W4 D3). Prior to that, they had slipped to three consecutive defeats.

  • The Wolves currently sit sixth in the table on 39 points – last weekend’s win taking them back into the top half-dozen of the Bundesliga for the first time since the end of October 2019.

  • In nine matches in the second half of the season, Wolfsburg have scored 18 goals – as many as they managed in the entirety of the first half.

  • Renato Steffen has scored all five of his goals this season in 2020 – indeed, he is Wolfsburg’s top scorer in the second half of the campaign. The 1.70-metre Swiss winger has notched three of his last four goals with his head. 

  • BVB striker Erling Haaland reached the ten-goal mark in the Bundesliga in just nine games, just one shy of the record held by Paco Alcacer and Gert Dörfel (eight matches).

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