Wolfsburg will welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Volkswagen Arena this weekend with the hope of tightening their grip on the 6th position with just six games to go.
The Lower Saxony are on a patchy run of form having taken eight points from the last 15 available. With just six games to play, the home team with 42 points will be looking to pull further away from their closest challengers Hoffenheim for the last European spot in the league with have 39 points.
Frankfurt meanwhile will be hoping to stop that a dreadful run of form that has seem them pick up just one point from the last available fifteen in the league. Their last game however will be encouraging as they came from two goals down to snatch a point off Freiburg in a 3:3 draw.
Adi Hutter is set to be without the services of Stefan Ilsanker who misses through suspension. Argentine defender David Abraham, Goncalo Paciencia, and Marco Russ all miss out through injuries.
Gladsner will be unable to call upon German defender services, Yannick Gerhardt after he picked up an injury in their last win against Augsburg. Joshua Guilavougui (knee), Ignacio Camacho, and Brazilian defender player William (knee) remain long term absentees. Admir Mehmedi misses out after injuring his Achilles tendon in the win over Ausburg while French striker Mamodou Karamoko remains out with a knee injury.
The last five meetings between both sides have produced 17 goals with Wolfsburg enjoying three wins and a draw. The weekend hosts also ran out 2:0 winners in the reverse fixture this season.
Wolfsburg last five games in all competitions: WLWLD
Frankfurt last five matches in all competitions: DLLLL
Wolfsburg head into the game on a back of an impressive away win over top four hopefuls, Bayern Leverkusen.
The home side are on a good run of form having picked up 20 points from the last available 30 in all competitions (W6, D2, L2).
Their 2:1 loss to Dortmund last week in the league was their first in five games, a period where they drew two and won two games.
However, as impressive Gladsner’s boys look, they remain inconsistent at home having won just one of their last six home games in the top-flight (W1, D3, L2). In the 14 league games played at the Volkswagen Arena, the total goals return remains at 31 goals meaning that the team records an average of 2.21 goals per game which is the lowest in the league.
The visitors meanwhile head into the game having picked up just a single point in the last available in with their last league win coming in 5:0 win over Augsburg in February.
The Eagles are poor away from home and by far the worst away side in the league having lost eight of their last ten matches in the topflight. To put that in context, the visiotrs have conceded an average of 4.33 goals across their last three league games on the road.
In attack, they remain drab with just 44 goals scored to their name against the 53 conceded. Between the two keepers they have used this season, the Eagles have only kept four clean sheets after 28 games in the league.
They also have conceded the opening goal within the first half hour in their last competitive matches.
Wolfsburg win both half @ 11/5
Under 2.5 Goals @ 5/4
Wolfsburg to win @ 19/20