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Bundesliga

In-form Wolves ready to pounce on ailing Mainz

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

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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