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Professionals, 7. December 2017

Match-facts VfB vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

This Friday evening, in opening matchday 15 of the Bundesliga season, Hannes Wolf’s men take on Bayer Leverkusen at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The game is set to get underway at 20:30 CET. Here we’ve gathered all the important information ahead of the Cannstatt Boy’s clash with the Werkself.

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.

Home fortress

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.

Little anniversary

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.

Major anniversary

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.