Summary

  • Wolfsburg without a win in four matches.
  • Frankfurt unbeaten in eight.
  • The Eagles fifth on 26 points - the Wolves fifteenth with just 10.

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).

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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.

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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.

Valerien Ismael is looking to earn his first win since being promoted from interim to head coach at Wolfsburg. © imago

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Match Stats

  • Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last eight Bundesliga games (four wins, four draws).
  • Wolfsburg have picked up just 10 points from 14 Bundesliga matches this season, which is the worst start in their history.
  • Last season, Eintracht collected just 12 points away from home. This season, they already have 11.
  • Wolfsburg are the weakest home side in the Bundesliga. In fact, with just two points from seven games, they have the worst record since SpVgg Greuther Fürth four years ago.
  • Frankfurt have only won once in Wolfsburg, in 14 attempts.
  • Makoto Hasebe won the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg in 2009 as a defensive midfielder. He is now enjoying a career renaissance as part of a three-man backline at Frankfurt.

The Venue - Volkswagen Arena