We round up the standout facts and figures ahead of the Wolves’ trip to Borussia Dortmund.
VfL Wolfsburg are looking to preserve their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season when they travel to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday 2 November (kick-off 15:30 CET). The Wolves may be one point above BVB in the standings but they do not have the best of records against the North Rhine-Westphalian outfit, winning just ten of their previous 48 competitive meetings. VfL’s last victory over Borussia was a 3-1 win in the final of the 2015 DFB Cup, which came just two weeks after a 2-1 triumph at home to BVB in the Bundesliga.
A closer look at the key stats ahead of the game reveals that:
The Wolves are unbeaten in their last ten league games stretching back to last season (W5 D5). Their longest unbeaten run in the Bundesliga stands at 11 games, a feat they last achieved between November 2014 and March 2015. VfL will therefore equal a club record if they avoid defeat on Saturday.
VfL still boast the meanest defence in the Bundesliga this term, having shipped just five goals so far. Before this season, the Wolves had never conceded fewer than nine goals after nine games of a top-flight campaign.
Only once before have Wolfsburg picked up more than 17 points from their first nine Bundesliga matches. They registered 21 points from their opening nine games in 2004/05 under Eric Gerets, but ended the campaign down in ninth place.
For the first time ever in the Bundesliga, the Wolves are unbeaten after nine matches (W4 D5). They are the only remaining Bundesliga club yet to taste defeat in the competition this season.
Borussia are unbeaten in eight Bundesliga matches against VfL (W7 D1). They last lost to the Wolves in May 2015, going down 2-1 at the Volkswagen Arena.
Dortmund have kept a clean sheet in their last five Bundesliga meetings with Wolfsburg – their longest such run against any side in the division.