The most interesting facts ahead of the Wolves’ away match at Werder Bremen.
You don’t have to look further than the 5-3 goal fest in the reverse fixture – the Wolves’ highest-scoring game of the season – for evidence that meetings between the two teams in green and white are normally entertaining affairs. Incredibly, there have been four or more goals in 26 of 53 encounters in the Bundesliga and DFB Cup. In keeping with that, there has never been a goalless draw when the two northern rivals have played at the Weserstadion, while VfL have failed to score in just one of their last 20 matches against Werder.
More facts and figures
It’s nearly five years since this fixture took place at the traditional Bundesliga time of 15:30. The last nine meetings have all kicked off at 20:30, 18:30, 18:00 or 13:30.
It’s top versus bottom in the Bundesliga in terms of sprints. The Wolves have made the most sprints in the league with an average of 252 per game, while Werder (195) have made the fewest.
Wout Weghorst seems to enjoy playing against Bremen, scoring four goals in his last three games against the Hanseatic club. Should he get on the scoresheet again on Saturday, the Dutchman will reach the landmark of 50 Bundesliga goals.
Weghorst also has another target in his sights: if he nets his 17th league goal of the season, he’ll equal his personal best from the 2018/19 campaign. He’s currently on 16 – the same figure he managed last season.
VfL have celebrated more away wins (10), goals (84) and away goals (37) against Bremen than against anyone else in the top flight.
Both teams have the chance to surpass their points tally from last season on Saturday. The Wolves currently have 48 points on the board, one less than their final total from last term. Werder, on 30 points, finished in the relegation play-off place with 31 points.