• FC Bayern have won their last seven competitive matches against the Wolves, scoring 21 goals in the process (an average of 3 per game) and conceding just two.
  • The Wolves are without a win against FCB since April 2009, when VfL thrashed Bayern 5-1 on their way to the title (D1, L10).
  • Wolfsburg have lost 19 of their 20 competitive away games against Bayern, the only time they have managed to avoid defeat in Munich was in December 2001 (3-3 draw in the Bundesliga).
  • 11 current FC Bayern players were at the World Cup in Brazil, with eight of them there until the final weekend. The Munich club provided the biggest contingent in Joachim Löw’s World Cup winning squad with six players.
  • FCB failed to win the league title in the seasons following the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Bayern also haven’t won the German Championship in any campaign following a World Cup win for Germany (1954, 1974 and 1990).
  • Robert Lewandowski, who will turn 26 years old one day before the game, is set for his Bundesliga debut for his new club. The Pole scored 74 Bundesliga goals across four years for BVB, the most of all players in that timeframe.
  • Thomas Müller scored his 100th competitive goal for Bayern in their DFB Cup game in Münster. The Germany international has been involved in eight goals in nine Bundesliga matches against Wolfsburg (5 goals + 3 assists).
  • World Cup participant Ivica Olic is set for his 200th Bundesliga game. 55 of those came for FC Bayern (13 goals), who he left for VfL in 2012.
  • Luiz Gustavo played 64 times in the Bundesliga for FCB (6 goals), before joining Wolfsburg one year ago. He is set to face several Bayern players who were part of the Germany team that inflicted a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat on him and the Selecao.
  • Jerome Boateng is suspended for the Bundesliga opener as he was sent off against Hamburg on matchday 33 last season and was suspended for two games – the suspension carries over to the new season.