• Wolfsburg have lost 17 of their 33 Bundesliga games against Leverkusen (W11 D5) – only against FC Bayern (25) have the Wolves suffered more defeats.
  • None of the 33 Bundesliga meetings between Wolfsburg and Leverkusen have ended goalless (on average, 3.2 goals have been scored per game) – VfL lost the match earlier this season 3-1.
  • Bayer 04 have scored at least once in their last 22 top-flight matches with Wolfsburg – against no other current Bundesliga side do they currently have a longer goalscoring run.
  • Wolfsburg have now secured three consecutive wins in competitive matches (Bundesliga: 3-0 against Mainz, 2-1 in Berlin; German Cup quarterfinal: 3-2 against Hoffenheim). VfL have only achieved their current tally of 36 points after 21 games once before - during their title-winning 2008/09 campaign.
  • Bayer 04 could celebrate a milestone in the match against Wolfsburg: Leverkusen have won 499 times in 1,181 top-flight games thus far.
  • VfL have already won more games this season (11) than they did in the whole of the last campaign (10).
  • No other side has collected more points from losing positions than Wolfsburg (14) – they won 2-1 in Berlin on the last matchday despite trailing 1-0. VfL were league leaders in this regard last season too, claiming 15 points after going behind.
  • Wolfsburg put out the youngest starting XI in their Bundesliga history on the last matchday, with an average age of 24 years and 242 days.
  • This is a meeting of the league's two best tackling sides: the Wolves have won 53.4% of their challenges, Leverkusen 52.1%
  • Julian Brandt made his Bundesliga debut on the last matchday – the 17-year-old talent moved to Leverkusen from Wolfsburg during the winter break.
  • Stefan Kießling has scored 11 goals in 17 Bundesliga meetings with Wolfsburg – only against Stuttgart has he scored more (14). The striker was the match winner with his brace in Bayer 04's 3-1 victory over VfL earlier this season (making it 2-1 and then 3-1).