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Professionals, 14. January 2022

Pre-match facts: VfB vs. RB Leipzig

Facts and figures ahead of VfB’s first home match of the second half of the season, with RB Leipzig the visitors on Saturday 15 January (kick-off 15:30 CET).

Record against RB Leipzig
Overall: 7 games, 0 wins, 1 draw, 6 defeats, 1:13 goal difference
In the Bundesliga: 7 games, 0 wins, 1 draw, 6 defeats, 1:13 goal difference

Looking back
The two clubs have met on seven occasions, with VfB managing to pick up just one point in all that time. That was back in March 2018, when the sides played out a goalless draw at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Going the distance
Leipzig players have covered a total of 2019.9 kilometres out on the pitch so far this season, while their VfB counterparts are just ahead on 2027.7 kilometres.

(Almost) perfect from the spot
The referee has blown for a penalty on six occasions in Leipzig’s matches so far, which is the most in the league. They have converted five of them.

Winning the duels
Leipzig are currently top of the league in terms of duels won with 1961 so far this season, but VfB are not far behind, sitting in sixth spot on 1915.

We meet again
VfB’s back-up keeper Fabian Bredlow was part of Leipzig’s U19s from 2012 to 2014.