All the pertinent facts and figures ahead of VfL’s trip to SC Freiburg.
Oliver Glasner’s side take on SC Freiburg, the surprise package of the season so far, at the Schwarzwald-Stadion on Saturday 7 December (kick-off 15:30 CET). Christian Streich’s charges are currently sixth in the Bundesliga table on 22 points - just two away from the UEFA Champions League qualifying positions.
The Wolves can draw confidence from their recent visits to Breisgau, with their last defeat in the Black Forest coming eight years ago. Naturally, Glasner and his players are keen to extend that unbeaten run this weekend.
More facts and figures:
VfL are unbeaten in six league visits to Freiburg (W5, D1), their longest run without defeat against any current top-flight opponent.
The Green-and-Whites have scored at least twice in each of those six games (18 in total). That constitutes their best scoring run against a single club in their Bundesliga history.
In six home league games so far this season, Freiburg have conceded just six times. Only Borussia Dortmund have let in as few goals on home soil.
The 3-0 defeat at Dortmund on Matchday 10 was the Wolves’ only defeat in their six away league matches so far this term (W3, D2). Furthermore, no other team has conceded fewer goals than VfL away from home this season (5, level with Borussia Mönchengladbach).
VfL collected 11 points from their opening six away games this season. The last Wolves team to do were the reigning Bundesliga champions in 2009/10.
Wout Weghorst has scored on each of his last three competitive appearances for the Wolves. Against Freiburg, the Dutchman is aiming to score in four consecutive games for the first time since joining the club.
VfL managing director Jörg Schmadtke made 131 Bundesliga appearances for Freiburg between 1993 and 1997. Wolves winger Felix Klaus, meanwhile, netted seven goals in 52 top-flight outings for the club, but was unable to prevent SC from dropping into Bundesliga 2 in 2015. Forward Admir Mehmedi also donned Freiburg colours between 2013 and 2015, scoring 16 goals in 60 appearances in his first spell as a Bundesliga player.