01.12.2018
First Team

Positive omens for VfL ahead of Frankfurt trip

The key facts and figures ahead of Sunday’s visit to the Commerzbank Arena.

The Wolves' Bundesliga Matchday 13 fixture away to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday (kick-off 18:00 CET) presents a tough task for head coach Bruno Labbadia's charges, with the hosts in outstanding form. The Eagles have won 19 of the last 21 points available to them, a haul matched only by league leaders Borussia Dortmund. Nevertheless, history is firmly on VfL's side going into this meeting. 

Frankfurt's bogey team 

The Green-Whites have won 16 of their 32 top-flight encounters with Frankfurt, drawing ten and losing six. Furthermore, VfL have only lost two of the last 11 against Sunday's hosts, most recently a 3-1 reverse at home on Matchday 19 last season. As such, the Wolves have won an average of 1.81 points per game in this fixture, a tally higher than against any other Bundesliga team they have faced at least four times. 

Gerhardt set for milestone 

Yannick Gerhardt will make his 100th Bundesliga appearance if he takes to the field this weekend. The midfielder, who helped Germany lift the Under-21 European Championship in 2017, made 45 top-flight outings for 1. FC Köln and has so far chalked up 54 for VfL. He has registered 12 assists – five for Köln and seven for the Wolves – and scored four, netting his only goal for Wolfsburg to date in a 3-1 victory over SC Freiburg last season. 

What they're saying 

Frankfurt head coach Adi Hütter was full of praise for VfL's defence in his pre-match press conference and is aware his side will have their work cut out to find a breakthrough: "VfL don't concede many goals and are among the best teams in the league in terms of tackles won and distance covered. As a result it won't be easy to break them down."

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