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In top form

All you need to know ahead of the Wolves’ trip to 1. FC Köln.

The Wolves are the only team other than Bayer Leverkusen with their unbeaten Bundesliga record still intact this season. VfL have won their last three games, including last weekend’s impressive 5-3 victory at home to Werder Bremen. If they avoid defeat at 1. FC Köln on Matchday 10 (Saturday 5 December, 15:30 CET), the Green-and-Whites will have gone the first ten games of a Bundesliga campaign unbeaten for the first time in their history.

More facts and figures on the match:

  • As well as winning four of their last five games, the Wolves have also registered three consecutive Bundesliga wins for the first time under Oliver Glasner.

  • VfL have scored an impressive 12 goals in their last five matches.

  • VfL striker Wout Weghorst has scored six goals in his last six appearances, including his first brace of the season against Werder last weekend. With 39 goals in 75 Bundesliga appearances overall, the Dutchman is joint-fourth with Andrzej Juskowiak in the Wolves’ all-time Bundesliga goalscorers list.

  • The Wolves hadn’t scored any headers this season prior to Matchday 8, but Weghorst netted the first of the campaign against Schalke before VfL registered two headed goals against Bremen (through Weghorst and John Anthony Brooks). Köln will therefore need to be wary of the Green-and-Whites’ new-found aerial threat on Saturday.

  • Köln don’t have the best of records against VfL, winning only six of the teams’ 28 Bundesliga meetings.



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