#WOBTSG: A chance on the road

TSG Hoffenheim are away to VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday (15:30 CET / Live Ticker at The Wolves might tend to fare well against Hoffenheim, but one TSG player is also looking forward to the game against VfL. We have picked out some interesting facts and figures about the match below.

Did you know that…

…Hoffenheim are one of the Wolves' favourite foes?

Since TSG's promotion to the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg have only won more games against Stuttgart (16) than against Hoffenheim (13). Wolfsburg have scored 56 goals against TSG since 2008; only against Bremen have the Wolves scored more (58).

…Wolfsburg prefer to play away, however?

VfL might be on a five-match unbeaten run at home (one win and four draws), but they have picked up fewer points at home (22) than on the road (24) – Werder Bremen are the only other Bundesliga club with a better record away than in their own stadium.

…Hoffenheim's away record could be improved?

TSG, however, have won only one of their last 10 Bundesliga away matches (two draws and seven losses). They have conceded an average of two goals per game in those 10 matches.

…TSG have been very efficient in the second half-season?

Hoffenheim have converted 60% of their major chances in the second half-season – the joint highest value in the league alongside Union. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, have the weakest rate of conversion for big chances, with only 24% of them ending up in the back of the net.

…Baumgartner is in form and likes playing against Wolfsburg?

Christoph Baumgartner scored his seventh goal of the season in the 3-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt – more than he has ever previously managed in one Bundesliga campaign. The Austrian has already scored more goals against Wolfsburg than against any other team (four). So perhaps his personal best will be improved upon on Saturday.

…Prömel played as if he had never been away against Frankfurt?

Grischa Prömel returned to the starting XI against Eintracht for the first time since his serious injury and there were no signs of anxiety or a lack of fitness. Prömel covered the most ground (12.1 kilometres) and contested the most challenges (33) of any player.

…Hoffenheim like to build on wins?

TSG claimed their ninth win of the season against Frankfurt; after the first eight wins, they took points in the following game six times (four wins, two draws).

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