Wolfsburg aim to keep their advantage over the relegation zone with a win over bottom-placed Freiburg, the team that look like one of the main candidates for the drop.
After largely struggling to meet the expectations in the first part of the season, Wolves entered the second part of the league campaign with a severely reinforced squad.
Petr Jiracek, Vieirinha, Ricardo Rodriguez and Felipe Lopes slipped right into the starting line-up and they have brought some improvement to the side.
Following the home win over Koln, Felix Magath’s side lost at Alianz Arena before sharing spoils with high-flying Borussia Moenchengladbach and they now hope to record a win that would help them stay above the danger zone.
Having won six of last nine home games, Wolfsburg look a good bet at odds of 1.75 (3/4) offered by BetVictor.
Felix Magath faces a real selection headache as Vieirinha, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jan Polak are all sidelined with injuries.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Benaglio – Trasch, Russ, Felipe, Rodriguez – Dejagah, Josue, Jiracek, Schaefer – Mandzukic, Sio.
Freiburg couldn’t have chosen a worse time to sell star striker Papiss Demba Cisse, as they now sit at the bottom of the Bundesliga standings, without a proven goalscorer in the squad.
Not everything is doom and gloom for Christian Streich’s side as they sit just three points behind safety after the 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen.
Freiburg twice came from a goal behind to earn one point in that match, thus showing they were not yet ready to give up on their Bundesliga status.
Christian Streich’s men could find it hard to get something from this match seeing they lost six of nine away games this season, especially as the visitors face serious selection issues.
Mensur Mujdza, Anton Putsila, Pavel Krmas and Julian Schuster are all sidelined through injury, whereas Garra Dembele is away on Africa Cup of Nations.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-1-1): Baumann – Sorg, Diagne, Hohn, Lumb – Schmid, Flum, Makiadi, Caligiuri – Rosenthal – Jendrisek.