Before they meet at the Volkswagen Arena in the DFB Cup in a week and a half, VfL Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig will be battling it out for Bundesliga points at the Red Bull Arena tomorrow (kick-off 15:30 CEST). Having gone into the international break in second place in the table, VfL will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record this season and stay ahead of their fourth-placed hosts. Can they do it? Here’s what the statistics say:
RB Leipzig have only lost one of their last 13 Bundesliga matches following an international break (W9 D3) – although it was against the Wolves in November 2018.
This will be the seventh Bundesliga clash between the two clubs and the first where the Green-and-Whites are above Leipzig in the table heading into it.
VfL and Italian champions Juventus are the only teams in Europe’s top five leagues who are yet to lose a competitive match this season. With six wins and four draws, Oliver Glasner has also become the first Wolves coach to remain unbeaten in his first 10 games.
For the first time in their Bundesliga history, VfL are unbeaten after the first seven matchdays (W4 D3). They could set another record on Saturday by going the first four away games of a campaign without defeat for the first time.
The Wolves currently boast the meanest defence in the league, having conceded a club record-equalling four goals so far. VfL will be looking to build on that run this weekend.
The hosts have lost their last two competitive games in front of their own fans. A third successive home defeat would set a club record.
Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku has been involved in a goal every 57 minutes so far this season. Of all the Bundesliga players to have played a direct part in at least three goals, only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (every 55 minutes) and Hertha BSC’s Javairo Dilrosun (every 52 minutes) have been more effective.