A statistical preview of Sunday’s match at SC Freiburg.
After qualifying for the UEFA Europa League play-offs with a 2-0 win against Desna Chernihiv on Thursday night, VfL Wolfsburg travel to SC Freiburg on Sunday for their first away league match of the season (kick-off 18:00 CEST).
The Wolves were the sixth best away team in the Bundesliga last term with a tally of 30 points, although they did lose 1-0 in Freiburg on Matchday 14. However, promisingly for the Green-and-Whites, they have won their opening fixture on the road in each of the last four seasons. The rest of the facts and stats:
Summer signing Maxence Lacroix made his Bundesliga debut on Matchday 1 and was in the thick of the action straight away, having the second most touches of the ball for VfL (65) after John Anthony Brooks (68).
The Green-and-Whites collected 61 per cent of their total points away from home last term – only Werder Bremen picked up a higher proportion (71 per cent). Thirty of the Wolves’ points came on the road, 11 more than at home.
VfL have also won six of their last eight away outings in the Bundesliga, losing 3-0 at Borussia Mönchengladbach and drawing 2-2 with Union Berlin in the other two, with an average of 2.5 goals scored per game.
Freiburg are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Wolfsburg (W2 D2), having lost six of their previous seven competitive matches against the Wolves (one win).
The Black Forest side kicked off the new Bundesliga campaign with a 3-2 victory at Stuttgart, meaning they recorded back-to-back league wins (they beat Schalke 4-0 on the final day of 2019/20) for the first time since the opening two matchdays of last season.