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Weghorst’s favourite opponents

Facts and stats on the match at Hoffenheim.

VfL Wolfsburg pay a visit to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday 25 September looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season. The Green-and-Whites may have conceded top spot in the table last weekend, but they remain one of three teams – along with Bayern Munich and Freiburg – who are yet to taste defeat in the Bundesliga. As well as that, Mark van Bommel’s side have let in just two goals this term – the best defensive record in the league. Hoffenheim have five points from their opening five games and lie in mid-table.

Further facts and figures

  • Hoffenheim have gone four matches without a win, failing to score in the last two.

  • TSG have failed to win either of their two home games this season, registering one draw and one defeat. Wolfsburg, in contrast, won both of their away outings (2-0 at Greuther Fürth and 2-1 at Hertha Berlin).

  • TSG have won 40 per cent of their home matches against the Wolves, but VfL have picked up the same percentage of victories in Sinsheim.

  • The Green-and-Whites have scored more goals against Hoffenheim than against any other current Bundesliga club – an average of exactly two per game.

  • VfL frontman Wout Weghorst has scored seven goals against Hoffenheim, including six in three visits to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

  • If the Wolves take the lead, they stand a good chance of coming away with three points. TSG have never beaten Wolfsburg after going 1-0 down (one draw, seven defeats).

  • Hoffenheim won 2-1 in the last meeting between the two sides on Matchday 24 of last season but have never managed two successive victories against VfL.