Der VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Ridle Baku während des Spiels mit Schalke 04.
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Third meeting with Royal Blues

The key facts and figures ahead of the Matchday 25 clash with FC Schalke 04.

Der VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Ridle Baku während des Spiels mit Schalke 04.

After suffering back-to-back defeats against Leipzig in the DFB Cup and 1899 Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, the Wolves are looking to return to winning ways when they welcome bottom club FC Schalke 04 to the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 13 March. The Green-and-Whites, who have won seven of their 11 home league games in 2020/21, have already beaten the Royal Blues twice this term, winning 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen in November before securing a 1-0 victory in the DFB Cup on 3 February.

More facts and figures

  • Finally beaten: VfL’s nine-match unbeaten Bundesliga run came to an end at Hoffenheim last weekend. Despite that 2-1 defeat, the Wolves remain third in the table.

  • Record-breaking campaigns – for different reasons: The Green-and-Whites have suffered fewer defeats (three) and conceded fewer goals (21) at this stage of a Bundesliga campaign than ever before. Meanwhile, with just one win, 16 defeats and 16 goals scored, Schalke have never been in a worse position after 24 matchdays of a top-flight season.

  • Barren spell: Schalke are without a win in nine Bundesliga games – currently the longest run of any club in the division.

  • Unhappy travels: The Royal Blues have also gone a club record 22 Bundesliga away games without tasting victory.

  • Unbeaten at home: Wolfsburg, like Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt, are unbeaten at home in the league this season (W7 D4). The Wolves have kept clean sheets in their last three home matches and could equal their own Bundesliga record of four consecutive shut-outs this weekend. VfL have kept four successive home clean sheets only twice before in Germany’s top flight, in 1997 and 2014.



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