Die Spieler des VfL Wolfsburg beim Jubeln.
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On a winning run against Bielefeld

The most interesting facts ahead of Friday’s meeting at the Bielefelder Alm.

Die Spieler des VfL Wolfsburg beim Jubeln.

Following five consecutive wins, the Wolves played out a 0-0 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in a highly tactical game last Sunday, which extended their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions. The Green-and-Whites are currently in top form and confidence is high ahead of the trip to Arminia Bielefeld, who they beat 2-1 in the reverse fixture.

More facts and figures

  • Nearing club records away from home: VfL have won each of their last three away outings without conceding a single goal. Four consecutive away wins and/or four consecutive clean sheets on the road would both be club records in the Bundesliga.

  • Perfect record on Fridays: The Wolves have won both of their previous Friday fixtures this season – 5-3 at home to Werder Bremen and 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt – with Wout Weghorst scoring four goals across the two games. Bielefeld are playing on a Friday for the first time this term.

  • Winning run: The Green-and-Whites have won their last five meetings with Arminia in all competitions (four in the Bundesliga and one in the DFB Cup).

  • Settled side: VfL coach Oliver Glasner has named the same starting line-up for the last five matches in all competitions. The team has not had this much continuity for over eight years, since being unchanged for six games in a row under Lorenz-Günther Köstner in autumn 2012.

  • Keeping it clean: The Wolves have gone six games in all competitions without conceding a goal, while five consecutive Bundesliga clean sheets is a current club record. VfB Stuttgart hold the all-time Bundesliga record – the Swabians went nine matches without Timo Hildebrand picking the ball out of his net in 2003.

  • Bielefeld a good omen: Before this season, the last time that Wolfsburg and Bielefeld came up against each other in a Bundesliga campaign was in 2008/09, when VfL became German champions for the only time. Back then, the Wolves won 3-0 at Bielefeld on Matchday 25, which was their seventh straight victory as they marched towards the title.



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