• Hannover have won their last four Bundesliga meetings with Wolfsburg and would set a new club record with a win. 96 have never won five Bundesliga games in a row against a single team.
  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in nine Bundesliga matches (W6, D3) – aside from FC Bayern (41 games), it is the longest current unbeaten run in the league.
  • VfL have collected 21 points from those nine games. Only Bayern have been better in that timeframe (24 points from 8 games). With just five points collected, Hannover are the league’s worst team in this timeframe.
  • Hannover lost all eight of their away games in the first half of the season. The last time that happened was with Eintracht Frankfurt in 1988/89.
  • Including last season, Hannover have even lost their last nine away games. They have tasted defeat in 17 of their last 20 away matches (D2, L21).
  • VfL are having their best ever Bundesliga season, the Wolves also had 30 points after 17 games in 2004/05, but their goal difference back then (+6) was not as good as it is now (+9).
  • Wolfsburg are the league’s best tackling side. They have won 54.1% of their challenges.
  • The new Hannover manager is Tayfun Korkut; he was most recently the assistant manager for the Turkey national team and is being thrown in at the deep end with 96. Three of his first four games are away, followed by a home meeting with FC Bayern.
  • Dieter Hecking was both a player (1996-1999) and manager (2006-2009) at Hannover 96. He has lost the last six meetings with his former club (2 with Wolfsburg, 4 with Nürnberg).
  • Patrick Ochs is missing due to a yellow-card suspension. Excluding Bayern, he is the only player in the league to have featured nine times without losing (W6, L3).