Champions League: Wolfsburg v Real Madrid - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Wolfsburg and Real Madrid have never previously met in European competition. Real have, however, won their last four knockout ties against German clubs and are 1.66 to win this quarter-final first leg.

9. Wolfsburg’s record against Spanish clubs, meanwhile, reads W1 D1 L2. That sole win was against Villarreal in the 2010 Europa League knockout stage and they are 5.40 to win on Wednesday.

8. Wolfsburg are currently on a streak of four successive wins in Europe. Only Real boast a greater run (5). Wolfsburg are 2.35 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

7. Real’s Keylor Navas has not conceded a goal in all eight Champions League games (720 minutes) he has played in this season. The current record for a goalkeeper in Europe’s elite club competition is 853 minutes set by former Arsenal stopper Jens Lehman (February 2005 to September 2006). Navas is 2.65 to keep a clean sheet.

6. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo boasts 13 goals in Europe this season, while 41 of his 90 Champions League goals have come in the knockout stages. Ronaldo is 51.00 to score at least a hat-trick.

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5. Gareth Bale, meanwhile, has not scored in his last eight Champions League outings and has only netted once in his last 12. The Wales international is 1.43 not to score.

4. Wolfsburg, eighth in the Bundesliga, head into this match winless in three outings. They are 4.20 to draw this first leg.

3. In fact, Andre Schurle is the only Wolfsburg player to have scored in 433 minutes pf football (once against Gent and once against Darmstadt). Schurle is 12.50 to net first.

2. Real could go seven wins on the bounce for the first time since a run of 22 straight victories between September-December 2014. Real, who beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Clasico last weekend, are 2.60 to win/win on the HT/FT.

1. Julian Draxler has scored three goals for Wolfsburg in the Champions League this season — one short of Edin Dzeko’s club record of four set in 2009/10. Draxler is 4.60 to score.