VfL Wolfsburg will be looking to recover from a first home defeat in 30 Bundesliga matches when they welcome fellow northern side Hamburger SV to the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
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- Wolfsburg lost 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund on home turf on Matchday 15, their first Bundesliga defeat at the Volkswagen Arena in 30 league games.This fixture has never ended goalless.Wolfsburg are on an eight-game unbeaten streak against Hamburg (four wins and four 1-1 draws).The Wolves have won each of the last three meetings with HSV – their longest ever winning run against their northern rivals.Only against FC Schalke 04 have Wolfsburg drawn more games (14) than against Hamburg (13).HSV have won only one of their last 11 meetings with the Wolves, a 1-0 triumph in February 2011.That game was also the only time in the last 16 encounters that Hamburg did not concede a goal against Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio (c) – Vieirinha, Naldo, Klose, Rodriguez – Caligiuri, Guilavogui, Arnold, Draxler – Schürrle, Kruse
Hamburg: Drobny - Sakai, Cleber, Djourou (c), Ostrzolek - Jung, Holtby - Müller, Gregoritsch, Ilicevic - Schipplock
Absentees: Adler (hip), Diekmeier (ankle), Spahic (ankle), Ekdal (ankle), Kacar (knee), Lasogga (shoulder).