High-flying VfL Wolfsburg will be looking for a fourth straight league win and a first at the Coface Arena when they face 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT).

History

Top facts

  • For the first time in eight months, Wolfsburg have won three consecutive Bundesliga matches.
  • That stands in sharp contrast to Mainz, who have only earned one point from their last three games.
  • Wolfsburg have only scored three goals away from home so far this season – fewer than every other team in the league. They are yet to score more than once in a match on the road in 2015/16.
  • Yoshinori Muto is the first Japanese player in history to have scored six goals in the first 11 games of his Bundesliga career.
  • Mainz have conceded at least two goals in each of their five most recent Bundesliga assignments. The only time their back line was previously so porous was in 2006/07 – the season they were relegated.

Line-ups

Mainz: Karius - Brosinski, Bungert, Bell, Bengtsson - Baumgartlinger, Latza - Jairo, Malli, De Blasis - Muto

Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Träsch, Naldo, Klose, Rodriguez - Arnold, Luiz Gustavo - Vierinha, Draxler, Caligiuri - Dost