A brief overview of the standout facts and figures ahead of Sunday’s meeting with FC Augsburg.
VfL Wolfsburg’s two most recent matches – last weekend’s 1-1 draw in Leipzig and the 2-2 UEFA Europa League draw in Gent – are both still fresh in the memory, but Oliver Glasner’s troops are already gearing up for their next fixture, at home to Augsburg on 27 October (kick-off 15:30 CET). We take a closer look at a match that could set a number of new records.
The teams’ most recent meeting, on Matchday 34 last season, ended in an 8-1 home win for the Wolves. That result was both VfL’s biggest-ever Bundesliga victory and Augsburg’s heaviest-ever top-flight defeat.
In 2018/19 Augsburg conceded more goals in their two games against the Wolves (11) than they did in the teams’ first 14 Bundesliga clashes combined (ten).
The Green-and-Whites are the only Bundesliga club yet to be defeated this term, having gone unbeaten in their opening eight league games for the first time ever (four wins, four draws).
The only time VfL have had more than their current haul of 16 points after eight games was in 2004/05 under Eric Gerets, when they had 18. However, the Wolves ended that season down in ninth.
Glasner’s side have the stingiest defence in the Bundesliga at present, with just five goals conceded – a new club record at this juncture of a season.
Highly efficient: VfL have scored just one goal in each of their last six Bundesliga matches, recording two 1-0 victories and four 1-1 draws.
Augsburg, who are managed by former Wolfsburg coach Martin Schmidt, currently have the worst away record in the division after earning just one point on their travels so far, scoring five and conceding 14. Die Fuggerstädter suffered 5-1 defeats in both Dortmund and Mönchengladbach.
Florian Niederlechner has been directly involved in a goal in each of Augsburg’s four away matches in 2019/20 (three goals, one assist).