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VfL out to extend unbeaten run

We round up the most interesting statistical tidbits ahead of the Wolves’ Bundesliga meeting with 1. FSV Mainz 05 this weekend.

The Green-and-Whites host Mainz at the Volkswagen Arena on Sunday 23 February (kick-off 18:00 CET), and while they have a positive record against them at home, head coach Oliver Glasner’s charges will need to be fully focused at the back, as the 05ers have been in free-scoring form since Achim Beierlorzer took over the reins.

  • VfL have not lost any of their eight most recent league games against Mainz, winning two and drawing six. That represents the Wolves’ longest current unbeaten run against any of the top-flight teams.

  • Mainz are winless in their last six Bundesliga trips to Wolfsburg (three draws, three defeats). Their last triumph in the Wolves’ territory was a 2-0 victory in September 2012, back when Thomas Tuchel was still head coach.

  • Mainz have recorded more Bundesliga draws with VfL than against any other club; the teams have shared the points on 11 occasions.

  • Wout Weghorst ended a 579-minute goal drought in Hoffenheim last week, the longest dry spell of his Bundesliga career. In netting his third top-flight hat-trick in Germany, the Dutchman set a new club record.

  • Mainz’s 0-0 draw with Schalke last week was just the second time this season that they have gone unbeaten in back-to-back games.

  • In their five away games so far under Beierlorzer, Mainz have scored a whopping 15 goals - as many as they managed in their previous 18 away matches combined.



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