• Mainz haven't lost any of their last five meetings with Wolfsburg (W2, D3). The last VfL victory was a 1-0 win in Mainz in January 2011, over three years ago.
  • Mainz last lost in Wolfsburg in April 2007. Since then, FSV have collected two wins and two draws in away games against VfL, scoring at least twice each time and producing their fair share of comebacks (3-3 from 2-0 down, 4-3 from 3-0 down, 2-2 from 2-0 down, 2-0).
  • While Wolfsburg have started the second half of the season with two defeats, Mainz have won their first two games of 2014 and are now level on points with the Wolves (both 30).
  • FSV are unbeaten in five matches (two draws followed by three wins), something that last happened in February/March 2013 (seven games unbeaten in total). FSV last won four games in a row between April and August 2011 (a run of 5 consecutive wins in total).
  • Wolfsburg have collected just one point from their last three games, their worst run this season – that last happened in February/March 2013.
  • Mainz have already scored eight goals via substitutes. Only Bayern (9) have scored more. Ja-Cheol Koo scored from the bench on the last matchday.
  • Since their 2-0 loss to Braunschweig (October 5th), VfL have scored in 11 consecutive Bundesliga games. Only Bayern are on a longer run (56). However, the Wolves have also kept a clean sheet in just one of their last nine league matches (3-0 win in Freiburg).
  • Wolfsburg are without Daniel Caligiuri following his red card (one match ban), while Mainz's Nikolce Noveski is absent due to a yellow-card suspension.
  • An Asian player has been involved in the last eight Mainz goals, namely either Shinji Okazaki (four goals, one assist), Joo-Ho Park (one goal, two assists) or Ja-Cheol Koo (one goal).
  • Ja-Cheol Koo moved to Mainz from Wolfsburg in the winter break. Sebastian Polter made the same move during the summer.