Record from the VfB view-point:
Total: 74 games, 22 wins, 19 draws, 33 defeats, 99:128 goal-difference
Home: 37 games, 16 wins, 6 draws, 15 defeats, 62:58 goal-difference
Away: 37 games, 6 wins, 13 draws, 18 defeats, 37:70 goal-difference
Impressive home record
Following the home win over Borussia Dortmund three weeks ago, Hannes Wolf’s men moved on to an unbeaten run of 15 home games in succession – notching up five wins and one draw since the campaign got underway. The resulting 16 points is a tally VfB last achieved after six home games in the Bundesliga back in the 1994/95 season.
After 14 matchdays, the side in the shirts with the infamous red hoop boast the strongest home defence in the Bundesliga, having conceded just two goals at the Mercedes-Benz Arena this season.
This Friday evening, the Cannstatt Boys take on the Werkself for the 75th time. The first clash of the two clubs dates back to November 10th, 1979, with VfB running out eventual 3-1 winners in Leverkusen.
On January 16th, 2011, goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler made his Bundesliga debut. On Friday evening against Leverkusen, the shot-stopper is set to make his 200th Bundesliga appearance – 14 of those games were for VfB.