The key facts and figures ahead of VfL Wolfsburg’s home match against RB Leipzig.
The Wolves welcome second-placed RB Leipzig to the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 7 March (15:30 CET) in a battle between two in-form sides. VfL are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions (five in the Bundesliga, two in the Europa League), while Leipzig have not lost in their last five matches.
The Green-and-Whites have picked up 11 points from their previous five games in the league – only Bayern Munich (13) and Borussia Dortmund (12) have collected more in that time. That run of form has left Oliver Glasner’s team just one point off sixth place and with European qualification firmly in their sights.
Further facts and figures:
VfL salvaged a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Union Berlin in their last league game. The Wolves had trailed 2-0 but showed tremendous character to claim a deserved point.
That was the eighth time this season that VfL recovered from a losing position to claim at least a point – a league high along with Leipzig.
The Wolves have faced Leipzig 11 times in all competitions (seven in the league, four in the DFB Cup). The Saxony club have registered six wins, with VfL emerging victorious on three occasions (two draws).
Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has won only 25 per cent of his league meetings with VfL, fewer than against any other side apart from Dortmund (13 per cent) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (22 per cent).
RB’s 1-1 draw with Bayer 04 Leverkusen last weekend meant they missed the chance to keep pace with league leaders Bayern, who beat Hoffenheim 6-0. The result increased Bayern’s lead at the top to three points.
Leipzig striker Timo Werner has suffered seven defeats against Wolfsburg in his career, more than against any other Bundesliga opponents apart from Bayern (nine).
Jerome Roussillon scored his first Bundesliga goal in the Wolves’ 1-0 win over Leipzig during the first half of the campaign.
Xaver Schlager, Marin Pongracic and Leipzig’s Hannes Wolf were teammates at RB Salzburg between 2017 and 2019.
Dieter Hecking’s VfL beat RB in the last 16 of the DFB Cup in March 2015. The Wolves would go on to lift the trophy for the first time that season.