First Team

Record in sight

The facts and figures on the home match against SC Paderborn

VfL Wolfsburg and their fans are back where they belong on Saturday 31 August as they welcome SC Paderborn to the Volkswagen Arena (kick-off 15:30 CEST). The promoted side have certainly entertained in their first two league matches with an attacking style of play, but as yet have no points to show for their efforts. The Green-Whites on the other hand could make history following victories over 1. FC Köln (2-1) and Hertha BSC (3-0). Never before have the Wolves won their first three matches of a Bundesliga season.

More facts and figures:

  • The Wolves are unbeaten in three previous competitive meetings with Paderborn. A 2-0 away win in the DFB Cup during the 2005/06 season was followed by a 1-1 draw at home and a 3-1 victory on the road in the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign.

  • The only two previous years in which the Green-Whites have won their opening two Bundesliga matches are the 2009/10 and 2018/19 seasons.

  • VfL have scored a total of 10 goals in three competitive games in the Bundesliga and DFB Cup this season – the most they have ever recorded in the first three matches of a season at professional level.

  • Oliver Glasner is the first Wolfsburg coach since Armin Veh in the 2009/10 season to win his first three competitive matches in charge. No VfL first-team coach has ever managed four.

  • Wout Weghorst’s opening goal in Berlin made him the first Wolfsburg player since Edin Dzeko in 2010 to score on the first two Bundesliga matchdays. Only FC Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (17) has posted more goals in Germany’s top flight in 2019 than Weghorst (13).

  • Paderborn have struggled on their travels recently, losing their last three away league matches (two in the second division, one in the Bundesliga). The last time that happened was in the third tier between February and March 2017, and it is the first time under coach Steffen Baumgart.



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