All the facts and figures as VfL travel to Union Berlin on Sunday.
Bundesliga Matchday 24 sees VfL Wolfsburg face Union Berlin at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Sunday 1 March (kick-off 13:30 CET). The Wolves head into the game in seventh place - just two points behind FC Schalke 04, who occupy the sixth and final European spot. We’ve rounded up all the key facts and figures ahead of the game:
The Wolves have collected a joint league-high 10 points from their four matches in February so far (level with Bayern Munich), scoring 12 times in the process. Only Borussia Dortmund have netted more goals (14) in that period.
Since the beginning of 2018, VfL have lost only one of their 11 Bundesliga games against newly promoted clubs (W8 D2). The Wolves were beaten 3-1 at 1. FC Köln in their first match of 2020.
Renato Steffen’s brace against Mainz lifted him on to four goals in 2020. The Switzerland international had failed to score in 11 league appearances in the first half of the campaign, but only Erling Haaland (9), Robert Lewandowski (6) and Jhon Cordoba (5) have netted more often this year.
Union midfielder Christian Gentner, who could make his 400th Bundesliga appearance against Wolfsburg this weekend, played for the Wolves between 2007 and 2010. He scored 17 goals in 129 competitive outings for VfL, including one goal in six appearances in the UEFA Champions League.
Union have recorded 29 points from their 23 league matches so far this season. No team with that number of points at this stage of a campaign has been relegated since the introduction of the three-point rule in 1995.
Berlin have won five of their last seven home matches with a clean sheet, although two of their last three games on home soil have ended in defeat (2-0 against TSG Hoffenheim and 3-2 against Bayer Leverkusen).