• Stuttgart can secure their Bundesliga status with a win against Wolfsburg. However, VfB have lost their last three matches against VfL and have only recorded one win in their last seven meetings (D1, L5).
  • VfB have lost just one of their last 13 Bundesliga home games against the Wolves (W9, D3) – a 1-0 defeat in August 2012.
  • Stuttgart have collected eight points from their last four games (only BVB have collected more, 10) and have the best defensive record in that timeframe (2 goals conceded).
  • Wolfsburg have lost just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches (W4, D3) and will be back on the European stage next season for the first time since 2009/10 (in the Champions League back then).
  • VfB have already kept more clean sheets under Huub Stevens (3) than they did in their previous 24 league games this season (2).
  • Ricardo Rodriguez is one of two outfield players yet to miss a minute of the 2013/14 season. The Switzerland international has been involved in the most goals amongst defenders (5 goals, 8 assists).
  • Ivan Perisic has scored five goals in his last three games and has set a new personal season best with nine goals this campaign.
  • This will be Dieter Hecking’s 50th Bundesliga game in the Wolfsburg dugout. He took over 15th-placed Wolfsburg during the 2012/13 winter break and they are currently fifth.
  • Daniel Didavi scored nine goals in 23 Bundesliga games for 1. FC Nürnberg in the 2011/12 season under Dieter Hecking.
  • Christian Gentner played for VfL Wolfsburg between 2007 and 2010 and won the Bundesliga title with them win 2009, just like he did with Stuttgart in 2007.