The facts and stats ahead of the Wolves’ encounter with Hoffenheim.
VfL Wolfsburg play their second home match under the floodlights in the space of four days this evening as they welcome TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to the Volkswagen Arena (kick-off 20:30 CEST) in the final fixture of Bundesliga Matchday 5. The Green-Whites are still unbeaten this season while TSG are winless in 11 visits to Wolfsburg since 25 February 2012.
More facts and stats:
FC Bayern Munich are the only side against whom Hoffenheim have conceded more goals in the top flight (50) than they have against Wolfsburg (45, level with Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
The Wolves are unbeaten after four matches in the Bundesliga for the third time in their history, replicating their achievement in the 2008/09 and 2015/16 campaigns. RB Leipzig and Bayern are the only other Bundesliga teams yet to lose in in 2019/20.
Oliver Glasner’s men are also unbeaten in their last nine Bundesliga games on home turf (W6 D3) and they’ve scored 26 goals in the process – an average of 2.9 per game. Their last home defeat, a 3-0 reverse against Leverkusen in January, is also their only defeat at the Volkswagen Arena in 2019.
No team have conceded fewer goals over the first four Matchdays than VfL (three, tied with Leipzig and SC Freiburg).
Only Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski has bagged more goals in the Bundesliga in 2019 (19) than VfL striker Wout Weghorst (14). The 27-year-old has been involved in at least one goal in each of his last five Bundesliga appearances (six goals, two assists).
Wolves defender Jeffrey Bruma and Hoffenheim’s Jürgen Locadia played together at PSV Eindhoven from 2012 to 2015 (107 games) and once for the Netherlands U21 team.
Maximilian Arnold’s strike against Hoffenheim on 13 April 2013 made him Wolfsburg’s youngest goalscorer in the club’s Bundesliga history at the age of 18 years and 321 days.