Dangerous in front of goal and down the flanks

It is a close race for the European places. TSG climbed up to fifth position following their 2-0 victory against Bielefeld and will be looking to build on that on Saturday (15:30 CET / Live Ticker at Hoffenheim are away to a VfL Wolfsburg side that have recently rediscovered the winning touch. We have all the important facts and figures you need to know about #WOBTSG below.

Did you know that…

…Hoffenheim have tended to fare well against VfL recently?

TSG have won their last two clashes with Wolfsburg – 3-1 and 2-1 respectively. VfL have never lost three matches in succession against Hoffenheim – a feat that Sebastian Hoeness and his charges will therefore be hoping to achieve for the first time on Saturday.

…TSG do not have a good record in Wolfsburg?

The two aforementioned triumphs came in Sinsheim, but TSG's record in Wolfsburg is considerably worse: Hoffenheim have won only one of their previous 13 Bundesliga matches away to VfL (2-1 on 25 February 2012). That means TSG are currently winless in nine games in Wolfsburg their longest wait for an away win against any club.

…Hoffenheim are having an outstanding season?

TSG already have 34 points on the board after 22 rounds of matches – a tally they have only bettered at this stage of a Bundesliga campaign in 2016/17 (38) and 2008/09 (41).

…almost all TSG players are dangerous in front of goal?

By scoring against Arminia Bielefeld, Benjamin Hübner became the 17th different player to find the net for TSG in this Bundesliga campaign: a league high and also a joint Bundesliga record after 22 matches of a season (previously only achieved by Borussia Dortmund in 2018/19).

…TSG pose a big attacking threat down the flanks?

The 88 crosses made by TSG players from the flanks is a league high – as are the three goals scored this way. But Wolfsburg are very solid out wide too: VfL have conceded only two goals from crosses.

…TSG have not kept a clean sheet on the road for some time?

Hoffenheim have conceded at least one goal in each of their last eight away matches. That's their longest such run since 2018 to March 2019 (then 17 matches).

…Max Kruse is an extremely cool cucumber from the spot?

Last weekend, the new signing became only the second player in Bundesliga history after Stefan Kuntz to score from the penalty spot for four different clubs (Union, Bremen, Gladbach and Wolfsburg). In addition, Kruse has amassed more scorer points against Hoffenheim than against any other club (16/nine goals and seven assists).

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