New Eintracht Frankfurt signing Marco Fabian will get his first taste of Bundesliga football on Sunday 24 January (kick-off 15.30CET/14.30GMT) against a VfL Wolfsburg side that have struggled for form away from home so far this season.
After a patchy first half to the campaign, the Wolves will be determined to pick up maximum points in an effort to force their way back into the top four, but with the hosts gearing up for a relegation battle, the visitors will not have things all their own way at the Commerzbank Arena.
2014/15 Bundesliga runners-up VfL Wolfsburg kick-started their campaign with a workmanlike 2-1 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Matchday 18 - match facts
- Wolfsburg are playing away from home at the start of a Rückrunde for the first time since 2009/10 - when they lost 3-1 in Stuttgart.
- The Wolves are currently on a four-game winless run (two draws, two defeats) in the Bundesliga. They have never gone five games without victory under coach Dieter Hecking.
- Frankfurt have only won four of their 27 league games against Wolfsburg.
- Eagles coach Armin Veh has lost each of his four most recent matches against the Wolves.
- VfL defender Naldo has scored more goals against Frankfurt (five) than he has against any other Bundesliga side.
Frankfurt: Hradecky - Ignjovski, Zambrano, Abraham, Oczipka - Stendera, Russ, Hasebe, Huszti - Meier, Seferovic
Absentees: - Bamba Anderson (recovering), Johannes Flum (knee), Stefan Reinartz (groin), Luc Castaignos (syndesmosis)
Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Vieirinha, Naldo, Dante, R. Rodriguez - Träsch, Guilavogui - Draxler, D. Caligiuri - M. Kruse - Schürrle
Absentees: Max Arnold (knee), Bas Dost (metatarsal)