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All you need to know ahead of the home game against RB Leipzig

VfL-Spieler Kevin Paredes geht fokussiert in den Angriff seines Gegenspielers über.

Today's match against Leipzig (kick-off at 15:30 CET) offers VfL Wolfsburg the chance to improve what has so far been a disappointing head-to-head record. Since 2011, the teams have met 14 times in the league and six in the DFB Cup, with Leipzig holding the upper hand overall. Leipzig have won six, drawn five and lost three of the Bundesliga encounters with the Wolves, while they have also won four (and lost two) of the cup ties.

More facts and figures

  • Repeat performance: The teams last met just 26 days ago in the DFB Cup, with Vaclav Cerny's goal in the 14th minute at the Volkswagen Arena enough for VfL to knock the holders out.
     
  • Dip in form: VfL took 12 points from their first six Bundesliga games this season, but have managed just one from five since then. 
     
  • Milestone: This will be Leipzig's 250th Bundesliga game. They have so far won 135, drawn 59 and lost 55, putting them 30th in the league's all-time table.
     
  • We meet again: Xaver Schlager moved from Wolfsburg to Leipzig in summer 2022. The Austria international scored three goals in 69 Bundesliga appearances for the Green-and-Whites.
     
  • Leipzig absentees: Peter Gulacsi, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Dani Olmo,  Willi Orban and Timo Werner are all out injured.
     
  • VfL absentees: Lukas Nmecha (fitness), Patrick Wimmer (knee), Joakim Maehle (illness).