bundesliga.com talks you through the weekend's final fixture between two sides at opposite ends of the form table…
Not happy with currently being the second force in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg announced they are to sign Chinese international Zhang (pictured) to sustain their push at the top of the league. Paderborn will be desperate to pull away from the relegation zone with three points at the Volkswagen Arena, after being dragged closer to the bottom three courtesy of a 4-0 defeat at SV Werder Bremen last Saturday.
Tiredness after Thursday's UEFA Europa League tie is the only concern Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has, and in view of a midweek round of Bundesliga matches, he may well rotate his squad. Bas Dost (pictured) and Nicklas Bendtner would therefore be candidates for a rare start, if Ivica Olic gets a rest.
Süleyman Koc is likely to miss the rest of the Hinrunde through injury, meaning former TSV 1860 Munich midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp may be handed a starting berth. Mario Vrancic could also feature for Andre Breitenreiter's side.
While Kevin De Bruyne's scintillating form makes him the Wolves' attacking player to watch out for, if it were not for the strength and resilience of Naldo (pictured) in the back four, Wolfsburg would hardly be where they are now. Naldo has proven to be adept not only in defence, but also from set-pieces with three goals to his name this term.
Alban Meha (pictured) is catching the eye more and more since assuming a regular place in the Paderborn team, netting on his first start in a 3-1 win over Hertha BSC Berlin. The Albanian international is Paderborn's free-kick expert and source of danger just behind the forwards.
Dieter Hecking (pictured, Wolfsburg coach): "We've got the advantage of playing late, so we can assess our possibilities after the other results."
Andre Breitenreiter (Paderborn coach): "We always want to play our best. When we do, we can get points in every game."
The Wolves are roaring louder than ever before with eight wins from their last nine Bundesliga matches, plus victories in the UEFA Europa League which have taken them through to the last 32. Paderborn, meanwhile, are without a win since Matchday 10, losing two and drawing two of their last four.
This is the sides' first ever meeting in the Bundesliga, but they have played each other once before in the first round of the DFB Cup in 2005. Mike Hanke and Diego Klimowicz scored in a 2-0 win for the Wolves in East Westphalia. They have played twice in pre-season friendlies too, with Wolfsburg winning 3-1 in 2004 and their more recent meeting, in July 2006, ending goalless.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Jung, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez - Luiz Gustavo, Guilavogui - Vieirinha, De Bruyne, Perisic - Olic
Paderborn: Kruse - Wemmer, Strohdiek, Hünemeier, Brückner - Ziegler, Rupp - Stoppelkamp, Bakalorz, Meha - Saglik
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