Wolfsburg - VfL Wolfsburg welcome FC Ausgburg to the Volkswagen Arena on Sunday afternoon, and with both sides currently locked in mid-table, it looks to be a finely-poised encounter (kick-off 13:30 GMT/ 15:30 CEST).

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A single point separates eighth-placed Augsburg from their hosts, while just five points lie between second and 12th. This game is therefore a major opportunity for one team to move towards the European spots. Conversely, however, a defeat could see one of them slipping into the bottom half as the international break nears.

With no new injury news to report and no suspensions, the Wolves could field an unchanged starting line-up for the third game on the trot. Nevertheless three matches in eight days may require head coach Dieter Hecking to introduce some fresh legs, with the manager admitting Thursday's game against LOSC Lille in the UEFA Europa League "cost a lot of energy".

It is a similar story for the Augsburg camp: no new injury news means boss Markus Weinzierl could same side that beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 last weekend. Tim Matavz, Alexander Esswein, and Caiuby (pictured) will be all looking to force their way into the side but may have to be content with a spot on the bench.

Kevin de Bruyne, signed from Chelsea FC in January, scored a stunning late equaliser to rescue a point for his side in Thursday's 1-1 home draw with Lille, his first of the season, to go with two league assists. The hosts may need more of the same if they are to see off an Augsburg team enjoying a great run of form.

Captain Paul Verhaegh is fit to play after suffering a blow to the head last week - a big boost for the visitors. The full-back has been a defensive rock for his side and, having also netted twice this term, is Augsburg's joint top scorer. Augsburg's Dutch FIFA World Cup star will play a crucial role at both ends of the pitch.

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg head coach): We're developing in the right direction. We have to make it harder for Augsburg than they do for us.

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg head coach): We're outsiders, but we're comfortable in that role and want to come away from Wolfsburg with some points.

Before being held by Lille, Wolfsburg secured their second win of the season last Saturday, beating fellow northerners SV Werder Bremen 2-1. Augsburg, meanwhile, have won three of their last four games including a 1-0 victory last time out at home to Hertha Berlin.

The two clubs shared a 1-1 draw in this fixture last season, with Ivica Olic's equaliser cancelling out Tobias Werner's first-half goal. You have to go back to April 2012 for FC Augsburg's last triumph over Wolfsburg - a 2-1 win at the Volkswagen-Arena. Three of the last four meetings have ended in draws.

Possible line-ups:

Wolfsburg:
Benaglio - S. Jung, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez - Guilavogui, Luiz Gustavo - Perisic, Hunt, De Bruyne - Olic

Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Baba - Kohr, Baier - Bobadilla, Halil Altintop, To. Werner - Djurdjic

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