All the key information on VfL’s home match against record champions Bayern.
When VfL Wolfsburg welcome FC Bayern Munich to the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 17 April (kick-off 15:30 CEST), they will be looking to extend their club record run of five consecutive home games without conceding a goal. The Wolves, whose shirts will bear the logo of the new fully electric compact SUV ID.4 on Saturday, will have registered two more points than Bayern in the second half of the season if they beat the record German champions this weekend. Read on for more facts and figures on the upcoming encounter with the Bundesliga leaders.
The Wolves currently boast the second-best defensive record in the division, having conceded just 26 league goals so far this term. Even Bayern have shipped 10 more goals than VfL in 2020/21.
Opposition teams have struggled against VfL’s miserly defence at the Volkswagen Arena in particular. The Green-and-Whites have conceded just eight times in 13 home games – fewer than any other side in the league.
Over five and a half years have passed since the Wolves’ last win over Bayern. Koen Casteels, Josuha Guilavogui and Maximilian Arnold are the only surviving members of that VfL side, but only Casteels is available for selection this weekend.
Bayern lifted the championship plate on their last visit to Wolfsburg, who have not suffered a single home defeat since that 4-0 reverse.
Hansi Flick’s side have recorded 26 points from their 11 matches in the second half of the season – just one more than VfL.