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Tough away trip

Facts and figures ahead of the Wolves’ trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

The Wolves will have to take on one of the form teams in the Bundesliga this evening when they face Bayer 04 Leverkusen at 20:30 CEST at the BayArena. The last time that VfL made this trip, they came away with all three points after a 3-1 win, and Oliver Glasner’s men will be hoping to repeat the feat on Matchday 28 of this 2019/20 season.

Facts and figures on the Leverkusen match:

  • Head-to-head: In 48 Bundesliga meetings between the two teams, the Wolves have registered 18 wins and 23 defeats, the other seven matches ending in a draw. Away from home, Wolfsburg have managed just three victories and six draws in Leverkusen, against 14 defeats on the other side of the ledger.

  • Defeat earlier in the season: VfL went down 2-0 at home to Bayer in the reverse fixture, with Karim Bellarabi and Paulinho netting for the visitors.

  • Upward curve: The Green-and-Whites have picked up eight points from their last five visits to the BayArena (two wins, two draws and one defeat). That is already half as many as they managed in their first 17 Bundesliga away matches in Leverkusen (four wins, four draws and 13 defeats).

  • Two goals shy of a record: VfL have scored at least two goals in each of their last four away outings. If the Wolves manage to do likewise in Leverkusen, they will set a new club record.

  • Clean sheet unlikely: Bayer have found the back of the net in each of the past 34 league meetings between the two teams – the longest scoring streak of any one team against another in Bundesliga history.

  • Beefing up the attack: In the ten matches thus far in the second half of the campaign, Leverkusen have already scored six more goals (29) than in the entire first half (23), while the Wolves have netted 18 times – as many as they managed before the winter break.



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