VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Jerome Roussillon läuft mit dem Ball.
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This season’s only derby of the North

Facts and figures ahead of the Wolves’ clash with Werder Bremen.

VfL Wolfsburg-Spieler Jerome Roussillon läuft mit dem Ball.

Green and White will be taking on Green and White on Sunday 1 December (kick-off at 18:00 CET) when the Wolves play host to SV Werder Bremen in the Volkswagen Arena. And history is already being made by dint of the fact that this is the first time since the Bundesliga began that it will be the only derby of the North this season. After the win over Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0) on the last Bundesliga match day and then against PFK Oleksandrija (1-0) in the UEFA Europa League, VfL are well and truly back on track, while Bremen are still struggling for form. Last time out, Florian Kohfeld’s men went down 2-1 to FC Schalke, but the Wolves will be wary of the fact that they have struggled in recent times to take three points from this particular opponent.

More facts and figures:

  • The Wolves have made a little go a long way during the current Bundesliga season, with 13 goals resulting in no fewer than 20 points – the most efficient ratio of the league. Werder Bremen meanwhile have scored six more goals than VfL but have nine fewer points to show for it, putting them seven spots lower than Wolfsburg.

  • Arnold on the spot: VfL’s box-to-box midfielder Maximilian Arnold has already scored four Bundesliga goals against Werder Bremen.

  • Werder Bremen are still waiting for a goal from one of their substitutes this season. In 2018/2019, they had the second highest number of goals from players who had come on during the course of the match (14).

  • SVW are undefeated in seven games against VfL. Indeed only against Hertha Berlin are they currently on a longer unbeaten run. In the history of the derby of the North, Werder just have their noses in front (18 wins to 17).

  • Werder Bremen have gone eight Bundesliga matches without a win – the worst current run of any team in the league.

  • The Wolves are the clean-sheet kings this season, having not conceded a goal in five of their matches. Werder on the other hand are yet to keep their opponents off the scoresheet this term.



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