• There have been plenty of draws in the 32 Bundesliga meetings between Wolfsburg and Hamburg (12, 38%); however, none of the encounters have ever ended goalless - three of the last four meetings have ended 1-1.
  • Of the current Bundesliga sides, HSV only have a worse points-average against Bayern (0.8 points per game) than they do against VfL (1.2, only including sides they have played at least 5 times).
  • Wolfsburg have won five of their last six Bundesliga home games and have lost just one of the last 11 (W6 D4). They have failed to score in just one of those 11 games – the 2-0 derby defeat to Braunschweig on matchday 8.
  • There have been 59 goals in games involving HSV this season – more than with any other club in the league; an average of 4.5 goals per game.
  • Wolfsburg’s last three Bundesliga goals have all come from outside the penalty area. The Wolves have scored from outside the box five times already this season, with only opponents Hamburg grabbing more goals from distance (6).
  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga has scored eight goals in nine Bundesliga games for HSV. The striker has needed just 79 minutes per goal; something never before achieved by a HSV player in the top flight.
  • Seven of Lasogga’s eight goals this season have come away from home, meaning he has scored as many away goals as Hannover (3) and Augsburg (4) put together.
  • After 13 Bundesliga appearances (2 goals) for Wolfsburg, Petr Jiracek moved to HSV in the summer of 2012. Ivica Olic was at Hamburg between 2007 and 2009. The fan favourite recorded 29 goals in 78 Bundesliga games for HSV.
  • Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold put his side ahead in the 1-1 draw with Nürnberg and has now scored four times in his last five Bundesliga matches. He has already scored seven times in just 15 Bundesliga games, averaging a goal every 129 minutes.
  • Hamburg’s Maximilian Beister has also scored four goals in his last five Bundesliga matches and has also provided two assists. So far this season, he has scored five times in 13 league games –two more than he managed in the whole of last season.