VfL Wolfsburg will be looking to end a four-game winless streak in the Bundesliga as they entertain fifth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (kick-off 18:30CET/17:30GMT).
Since appointing Valerien Ismael as full-time coach in early November, the Wolves have gone decidedly off the boil, conceding home defeats to FC Schalke 04 and Hertha Berlin, drawing with lowly FC Ingolstadt 04, and going down 5-0 to champions FC Bayern München at the Allianz Arena. The Frenchman will be determined to steady the ship against Frankfurt – who have only claimed a single victory in 14 visits to Wolfsburg – and put some distance between his side and the drop zone.
Frankfurt are enjoying a much happier run of form, with four wins and four draws in their last eight Bundesliga matches. Having been held by FC Augsburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in their most recent outings, Niko Kovac's side will see this trip to the Volkswagen Arena as the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways, against a Wolfsburg side running low on confidence. If results elsewhere go their way, the Eagles could even be flying as high as third place come Sunday.