Die VfL Spieler Lacroix, Brooks und Steffen jubeln gemeinsam.
15.01.2021
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Six in a row?

The key stats ahead of the Wolves’ clash with Leipzig.

Die VfL Spieler Lacroix, Brooks und Steffen jubeln gemeinsam.

Both VfL Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig have plenty to play for when they lock horns on Saturday 16 January (kick-off 15:30 CET) in the Wolves’ final home match of the first half of the campaign. Having missed the chance to leapfrog Bayern Munich at the top of the table after losing 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund last weekend, RB could move into first place for 24 hours at least with victory at the Volkswagen Arena on Matchday 16. VfL, meanwhile, are determined to close the gap on the teams above them by continuing their impressive run of five successive home wins.

More facts and figures

  • Solid at the back: Leipzig and Wolfsburg conceded five goals between them last weekend, but they still boast two of the meanest defences in the league. No team has shipped fewer goals than RB this season (12), while the Wolves have conceded the third fewest in the division (17).

  • Will RB bounce back? Leipzig last suffered back-to-back Bundesliga defeats in April 2018 under former coach Ralph Hasenhüttl. They have never lost consecutive league matches under Julian Nagelsmann.

  • No wins vs. high flyers: VfL and Leipzig have failed to beat any of their direct rivals at the top of the table this season. The Wolves have not won a single game against any of the current top eight (D4 L2), while RB are winless against the current top seven (D2 L2).

  • Following in the footsteps of a club legend: Wout Weghorst netted his tenth goal of the campaign against Union Berlin last time out. The only previous Wolfsburg player to reach double figures after 15 league games was Grafite, who managed 11 goals in 2008/09. The Dutchman, who is set to make his 100th competitive Wolves appearance against Leipzig, has clocked up 52 goals in 99 outings for the club (including 43 in 81 Bundesliga games).

  • Milestone for Glasner: Like Weghorst, VfL head coach Oliver Glasner is also set to reach a milestone on Saturday afternoon. The Leipzig game will be his 50th Bundesliga match in charge of the Green-and-Whites.

  • Key absentee in midfield: VfL will be without key midfielder Maximilian Arnold against Leipzig. The 26-year-old was shown the third red card of his Bundesliga career against Union last weekend.

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