VfL Wolfsburg head to Eindhoven on Tuesday night bidding to reserve their place in Europe heading into 2016 with two games still to be played in their UEFA Champions League group.

After beating PSV Eindhoven 2-0 at home a fortnight ago, another win in the Netherlands on Tuesday (kick-off 20:45CET/19:45GMT) would give them a superior head-to-head record and a six-point advantage over their opponents, meaning third place and a berth in the UEFA Europa League in the spring is the least they would take from the group stage.

Three points would also leave the in-form Wolves in pole position to continue playing in the Champions League knockout stages in early 2016.

Top facts

  • Diego Benaglio and Marcel Schäfer were part of VfL Wolfsburg's 5-1 win over Dutch side sc Heerenveen in the 2008 UEFA Cup group stage.
  • Bas Dost had spells at Heracles Almelo and Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie, but ended on the winning side against them for the very first time in the reverse fixture for Wolfsburg.
  • Julian Draxler scored his first goal in the Bundesliga for Wolfsburg at the weekend. His record against Dutch opposition reads: played three, won two, lost one.
  • PSV's last home game against German opponents ended in a 3-2 win over Hamburger SV in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League last 32.
  • PSV have lost their last two Champions League encounters and will be keen to avoid a hat-trick of defeats, although they won their only previous home game against Manchester United.
  • Indeed, the Dutch side's last defeat at home in any competition came on 1 March, 2015, to Ajax.
  • PSV squandered a three-goal lead before going on to win 6-3 against De Graafschap at the weekend.

Possible line-ups

PSV: Zoet - Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Brenet - Pröpper, Hendrix, Guardado - Narsingh, De Jong, Maher

Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Träsch, Naldo, Dante, R. Rodriguez - Arnold, Luiz Gustavo - Caligiuri, Draxler, Schürrle - Dost