Did you know that…
…both teams produced a comeback at the weekend?
TSG came back from 2-0 behind to run out 3-2 winners away to 1. FC Heidenheim – as they did on Matchday 2 of last season against VfL Bochum. VfL Wolfsburg also went behind last weekend, turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 away victory against 1. FC Köln.
…TSG have recently always scored against Wolfsburg?
Hoffenheim have scored at least one goal in each of their past 13 Bundesliga meetings with VfL Wolfsburg – their joint-longest ongoing scoring run against any club (also 13 matches against 1. FC Köln). Hoffenheim have also only scored more Bundesliga goals against Köln (51) than they have against Wolfsburg (47). However, Wolfsburg have also scored more goals against Hoffenheim than any other team since TSG were promoted to the Bundesliga (58, the same number as against Werder Bremen. Goals are therefore almost guaranteed.
…Jonas Wind is following in the footsteps of Andrej Kramarić?
The striker has become the first VfL Wolfsburg player to score four goals in total across the first two matchdays of a Bundesliga season. The last player before Jonas Wind to score multiple goals in two consecutive games at the start of a season was Andrej Kramarić in 2020/21 (three goals in Cologne, two against FC Bayern). Wind is the eighth player to achieve this feat in the Bundesliga.
…two penalty heroes are going head-to-head?
Oliver Baumann saved a Bundesliga penalty for the 11th time in Heidenheim and moved into the Bundesliga’s top 10 in the process. Of the current keepers in the division, only one has saved more penalties than the TSG captain: Koen Casteels has already kept out 12 spot-kicks, two of them for TSG.
…Wout Weghorst is up against his ex-club?
TSG striker Wout Weghorst is set for his first Bundesliga game against VfL Wolfsburg, for whom he scored 59 goals in 118 appearances. When the Dutchman was a Wolfsburg player, he scored seven goals in seven games against Hoffenheim and set up three more. John-Anthony Brooks will also be reunited with his former employer.