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Professionals, 7. November 2019

Pre-match facts: VfL Osnabrück vs. VfB

A quick look at all the pertinent facts and figures ahead of VfB’s trip to VfL Osnabrück on Saturday (kick-off 13:00 CET).

Record against Osnabrück (since the Bundesliga was founded)

2 games, 2 wins, 5:1 goal difference

Looking back

The last time the teams met was in the DFB Cup first round in 1982/83, where VfB recorded a 2-0 away win. They have never faced each other in either the Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2.


The Cannstatt boys will be cheered on by approximately 1,400 travelling fans on Saturday, with the club having sold its full away ticket allocation at the Bremer Brücke.

Familiar faces

Pascal Stenzel played for the Osnabrück U17s between 2011 and 2013 before arriving at VfB in summer 2019 via spells at Dortmund and Freiburg. The 23-year-old has since become a mainstay at right-back in Tim Walter’s side. Meanwhile, Osnabrück midfielder Alexander Riemann, who is currently sidelined with injury, was at VfB from the U17s through to the reserves.

Revenge in sight

Midfielder Philipp Förster has already played against Osnabrück once this season. Prior to the 24-year-old’s return to Stuttgart at the start of September, he was part of an SV Sandhausen side that lost 1-0 at home to the promoted outfit on Matchday 2.

Aerial prowess

This match pits together the two sides who have conceded the fewest headed goals this term: VfB have let in two, VfL just the one.


Silas Wamangituka’s effort to seal the 3-1 win over Dynamo Dresden last weekend was VfB’s fourth goal from a substitute this season. Jahn Regensburg and 1. FC Heidenheim are the only teams who have had more goals from the bench in 2018/19 (six apiece).