VfL will have to make do without Wout Weghorst (suspended), William, Ignacio Camacho, Yannick Gerhardt and Josuha Guilavogui (all injured) against an Augsburg side who registered only four points from their nine matches before the enforced hiatus. They recently appointed Heiko Herrlich as their new head coach but the 48-year-old will not be on the touchline for Saturday’s encounter with the Green-and-Whites. The two teams played out a goalless draw in the reverse fixture at the Volkswagen Arena.
Further facts and figures
VfL have avoided defeat in each of their last six league matches (W3 D3). Only Bayern Munich (11 matches) are on a longer unbeaten run in the Bundesliga.
The Wolves have registered 18 points from their 12 away games so far, equalling their tally from the 2014/15 season. Only during the 2018/19 campaign have they had more away points at this stage of a season (23).
Oliver Glasner’s side have proved a tough nut to crack on their travels of late, having avoided defeat in their previous three away league matches.
The Wolves have scored nine times in those three games, but have also shipped at least two goals in each of their last five away outings.
In 2020 alone, Augsburg have conceded more second-half league goals (18) than VfL have all season (17).
Augsburg have failed to beat the Green-and-Whites in their last four league meetings (D2 L2).
FCA suffered the heaviest defeat in their Bundesliga history at the Volkswagen Arena last season, losing 8-1 in May 2019.