FC Augsburg take on VfL Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday afternoon as the second half of the Bundesliga season gets underway. Check out all the important facts you need to know ahead of this fixture.
Positive record: This will be the twelfth meeting in total between the two sides in the Bundesliga. The Wolves have only finished winners in this tie on three occasions, whereas FCA have triumphed four times.
Stable defence: FCA have set a club record, conceding just 19 goals in the first half of the season. The Swabians had conceded at least 21 goals after 17 games until this year. Moreover, FCA have conceded just five goals in their last eight games. Letting in so few goals represents a league high along with Bayern Munich!
Danger from free-kicks: FCA have already scored two direct free-kicks this season. Only Hertha BSC and Ingolstadt have managed as many.
Goal drought: There have been just 18 goals in the last 11 duels between the teams. That means that of all fixtures in Bundesliga history that have occurred more than ten times, Wolfsburg against Augsburg is the least lucrative in terms of goals, with just 1.63 per game.
Form: FCA’s opponents Wolfsburg have had one victory in their last three games. Valérien Ismaël’s side closed the first half of their season with a 1-0 win over Hamburger SV.
VfL history: Several FCA players have been at the Wolves at some point in their career. Marwin Hitz, Daniel Baier and Caiuby were all German champions in the 2008/2009 season with the club. Ja-Cheol Koo was also at Wolfsburg