Cologne – On 1 August, DFB Cup winners VfL Wolfsburg face up to Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München at the Volkswagen Arena for the 2015 Supercup. Bayern will be regarded by many as the favourites, and bundesliga.com has five reasons why the trophy will be joining them on their trip back to Munich.
In spite of the 4-1 humbling at the start of the second half of last season, Bayern are a side who tend to strike fear into Wolfsburg. Indeed, the Wolves have won only two of their last 17 games against Bayern in the Bundesliga, suffering more defeats (27) and conceding more goals (78) against the boys from Bavaria than against any other opponent. Even the ten wins Bayern have chalked up in Wolfsburg is a league high. Bayern's 6-1 win in March 2014 is Wolfsburg's biggest defeat in their Bundesliga history.
4. A new 'Titan'
Bayern's defence in the first half of last season was the strongest in Bundesliga history, conceding just four goals in 17 games while letting in fewer shots than ever before. While they did concede three times as many goals in the second half of the season (14), they still had one of the best defensive records ever: no team had ever kept as many clean sheets in a season as Bayern's 22.