First Team

In-form Wolves

All you need to know ahead of VfL's trip to 1899 Hoffenheim.

VfL-Wolfsburg-Spieler Jonas Wind jubelt nach einem Tor.

Having won both of their Bundesliga games so far this season, the Wolves currently sit fourth in the table. They are obviously keen to keep that run going when they travel to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday 2 September (kick-off 15:30 CEST), as Niko Kovac's charges face their second successive away game.

Further facts and figures

  • Wolves on a roll: VfL have begun the season with two consecutive wins. At the start of 2022/23, the team's first victory did not arrive until Matchday 6, while two years ago the Green-and-Whites even won their first four games under Mark van Bommel.
  • Quick out of the blocks:Jonas Wind is the first Wolfsburg player ever to have scored four goals across the first two Bundesliga games of a season.
  • Comeback kings: For the second straight year, Hoffenheim won 3-2 on Matchday 2 after being 2-0 down: last year they overcame Bochum and last week they repeated the trick against Heidenheim. In doing so, they collected their first win of the season on each occasion.
  • Home wobbles: TSG suffered eight defeats on home soil in the Bundesliga last season – only Bremen had a worse record in the top flight. They also lost their first home game of the 2023/24 campaign against Freiburg.
  • Familiar face on the opposite side: Wout Weghorst, who laced his boots for VfL between summer 2018 and January 2022, will face Wolfsburg for the first time since leaving the club.
  • And another one: John Anthony Brooks scored six goals in 126 Bundesliga matches for the Wolves between 2017 and 2022.
  • Welcome opponents: Having previously lost three successive games against TSG, the Wolves won both Bundesliga meetings against them in 2022/23.