• Schalke have won three of their last four matches against Wolfsburg, with the only defeat in that timeframe coming in the meeting earlier this season (4-0). That 4-0 win was Wolfsburg’s highest victory in a competitive match against Schalke.
  • Schalke have won their last three home fixtures against Wolfsburg without conceding a single goal. VfL have thus not scored a goal at Schalke in 279 minutes. The last Wolfsburg victory in Gelsenkirchen was a 2-1 win in September 2009.
  • Wolfsburg are having their best ever Bundesliga season. 30 points from 18 games has only been achieved once before in the club’s top-flight history; in the 2004/05 campaign, they also had 30 points, but they had a worse goal difference (then: +5, now: +7).
  • Keller’s men have not conceded a goal in the past three games (W2) and have lost just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches (W5, D2).
  • Hecking’s men are undefeated in their last five away games (W3, D2). Their last defeat on the road was a 1-0 loss in Munich against FC Bayern on September 28th 2013.
  • Both Schalke and Wolfsburg have already had 12 different Bundesliga goalscorers – a league-best together with Bayern (accurate prior to Stuttgart vs. Bayern on January 29th).
  • Jefferson Farfan was directly involved in all three goals scored against Hamburg (1 goal, 2 assists) – it was the third time in the Peruvian striker’s career that he has collected three scorer-points (goals + assists) in one Bundesliga game.
  • Farfan is Schalke’s top goalscorer (seven goals) and has also provided the most assists for them this season (four, the same as Draxler and Aogo).
  • Jens Keller was a Wolfsburg player for two and a half years (January 1996 – June 1998). In the 1996/97 season, he was part of the team that secured promotion to the Bundesliga, where he went on to make 31 appearances for Wolfsburg in the following campaign (one goal).