Wolfsburg - VfL Wolfsburg are eager to put their patchy early-season form behind them and continue their recent dominance over SV Werder Bremen when the two sides meet on Saturday (kick-off 16:30 GMT/18:30 CET).

bundesliga.com rounds-up all the pertinent information ahead of the encounter at the Vollkswagen Arena...

This game offers both teams the chance to kick-start their seasons following disappointing results so far. Wolfsburg are seeking just their second win of 2014/15 in the hope of bouncing back from their Matchday 5 defeat away to Hertha Berlin, while Bremen have their sights set on picking up three points for the first time this term.

Head coach Dieter Hecking still has several members of his first team squad out of action. Felipe Lopes, Patrick Ochs, Christian Träsch and Paul Seguin will all be sidelined for a while yet due to injury, and attacker will also be absent for this game as he is short of fitness after recovering from illness.

Attacking midfielder is "highly unlikely" to play, according to coach Robin Dutt, as the Dutch international has a stomach infection. However, Nils Petersen, Sebastian Prödl and Clemens Fritz are back in contention after missing the Matchday 5 defeat to Schalke. No such luck for Philipp Bargfrede and Theodor Gebre Selassie, who are certain absentees.

The Wolves missed 's thrust and eye for goal against Hertha during the week as the forward was playing wide on the left, with Nicklas Bendtner up front. Given the side's subdued attacking threat in Berlin, Olic is likely to be restored to his preferred position - which is where Wolfsburg need him if they're to pick up the points.

With Bremen's backline leaking goals at present - a league-high 13 have been conceded so far - the visitors will need striker to be on the top of his game and add to his tally of three league goals in 2014/15 if they're to have a chance of returning home with something to show for their efforts.

Dieter Hecking: "We need to perform as best we can again - against Hertha we didn't do that. We want to get back on track as quickly as possible."

Robin Dutt: "It's clear that we haven't been tight enough at the back. That's something we need to work on."

The hosts have yet to click into gear this term. Despite some good performances the Wolves have struggled to finish their chances and lost for the first time on Matchday 5, after picking up a maiden win against Leverkusen the previous week. Meanwhile, Bremen are distinctly off-colour and have not won at all this season, losing their last two games after drawing their first three.

There has not been much to split these two over the course of their 34 Bundesliga meetings. Wolfsburg have triumphed 14 times to Bremen's 13, with seven draws. That said, the Wolves have had the upper hand recently, winning four of the last five encounters, while they haven't lost at home to Bremen in their last four visits.

Possible line-ups:

Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Jung, Naldo, Klose, Rodriguez - Malanda, Gustavo - Vieirinha, De Bruyne, Caligiuri - Olic

Bremen: Wolf - Busch, Prödl, Lukimya, Garcia - Junuzovic, Galvez, Bartels, Aycicek - di Santo, Selke

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