Wolfsburg - VfL Wolfsburg return to domestic duties aiming to defend their unbeaten start to the season against a Hertha Berlin side intending to end the Wolves’ proud streak of invincibility at the Volkswagen Arena (kick-off: 13:30 GMT/15:30 CEST on Saturday).
- Wolfsburg are unbeaten after four games of a Bundesliga season for only the second time in the club’s history.
- With a miserly two goals conceded in their opening quartet of matches, Dieter Hecking’s men have set a new club record.
- Wolfsburg have not been beaten at home since their 1-6 reverse to FC Bayern München on 8 March 2014, a run of 24 Bundesliga matches. Should they extend that on Saturday, they would become the first team other than Bayern to boast such a streak in 17 years.
- Wolfsburg frequently made a successful return to Bundesliga action after European games last season - they recorded eight wins, three draws and just one defeat.
- At the same stage last season, Hertha had two points – this time around, they have seven.
- Hertha scored early in their home games against SV Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart, but have not found the net in the opening 15 minutes of an away game since their 1-2 victory in Stuttgart on 22 February 2014.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Träsch, Naldo, Dante, Rodriguez – Luiz Gustavo – Caligiuri, Draxler, Kruse, Schürrle - Dost
Absentees: Casteels (toe), Felipe (foot), Vieirinha (thigh)
Hertha: Kraft – Stark, Langkamp, Lustenberger, Plattenhardt – Skjelbred – Darida – Haraguchi, Baumjohann, Stocker – Kalou
Absentees: Brooks (thigh), Pekarik (shoulder), Ben-Hatira (toe), Kauter (knee), Ronny (adductor), Allagui (knee), Schieber (light training)