All you need to know ahead of VfL’s home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Last Saturday’s 2-0 triumph away to FC Augsburg completed a perfect week of three wins from as many games for VfL, a series of results that has left Oliver Glasner’s men third in the standings ahead of Sunday’s home encounter against Borussia Mönchengladbach (kick-off 18:00 CET). In addition to the Wolves’ impressive unbeaten home record this term, which includes six wins and three draws, there is further cause for optimism for VfL: they have more Bundesliga victories against Gladbach (22) than against any other team.
Further facts and figures:
Clean sheets: The Wolves are currently on a four-game winning streak without conceding a single goal, their first such run ever. In addition, VfL have only conceded 19 times in their first 20 matches, equalling a club record set in 2014/15. Leipzig are the only team with a better defensive record this season (17 conceded).
Tough test: The Foals have always scored at least once in each of their last 19 Bundesliga outings. The last time they went on such a lengthy scoring streak was in 1985/86 under Jupp Heynckes, when they even managed to find the net in 22 consecutive games.
Home fortress: VfL are unbeaten at home against Gladbach in their last 15 Bundesliga meetings (12 wins, three draws). The Wolves’ last defeat to Gladbach on home turf came in a 3-1 reverse in November 2003. Stefan Schnoor got the goal for Wolfsburg that day.
Goal guarantee: With 14 goals in the first 20 matches, Wout Weghorst has set a new club record for VfL. That tally has put the Dutchman in joint-third place alongside Erling Haaland in the top scorers’ chart, behind Andre Silva (17) and Robert Lewandowski (24). Weghorst only needs three more goals to equal his personal best of 17 from the 2018/19 campaign.
Solid foundation: Koen Casteels has underlined once again this season that he is extremely difficult to beat. He currently has the best shots saved quota (73.1 per cent) of any Bundesliga goalkeeper and has been an integral figure in the Wolves’ run of clean sheets.