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04.25.2019

#TSGVFL: Battle of the counter-attackers

Two direct rivals for the European places will square off on Sunday (15:30 CET/Live Ticker at achtzehn99.de) as Hoffenheim host Wolfsburg. For fans and friends of TSG, achtzehn99.de has compiled all the important facts and statistics on this hotly-anticipated contest.

Did you know that…

…TSG are unbeaten in five home games against Wolfsburg?

Hoffenheim's recent home record against VfL has been excellent, with three wins and two draws in the last five meetings between the teams in Sinsheim. The last home defeat for TSG came in November 2012, when the Wolves emerged 3-1 winners.

…Hoffenheim could equal a club record?

Should Julian Nagelsmann's charges pick up another victory against Wolfsburg on Sunday, it would see them equal the previous club record of five wins on the bounce. That record was set when the Kraichgau club claimed five consecutive victories between September and October 2016.

…Ishak Belfodil is the top scorer since the winter break?

The Algerian has made a flying start to 2019, notching 11 goals since the winter break. He sits joint-top of the scorer charts for this calendar year. alongside Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.

…Hoffenheim have scored the most goals from counter-attacks in the division?

TSG have scored more goals from counter-attacking situations than any other team in the league (14). Their opponents on Sunday are strong when it comes to switch-play too: Wolfsburg have 11 goals on the counter and sit third in the ranking. Between them in second place is Frankfurt (13).

…VfL have one of the best chance conversion rates in the Bundesliga?

Wolfsburg have converted 62 percent of their major chances this season, making them the most clinical team in the league. The TSG Hoffenheim defence has been warned!

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