Vfl Wolfsburg will be looking to build on their winning start to the season and could hand Mario Gomez his debut when they host 1. FC Koln on Saturday (kick-off: 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).
The Wolves beat FC Augsburg 2-0 on Matchday 1 without Gomez, but the 31-year-old Germany international is expected to feature this weekend after scoring the only goal and completing 85 minutes of a recent friendly win over SG Dynamo Dresden following injury.
Like Wolfsburg, the Billy Goats turned in a slick performance on Matchday 1, registering a 2-0 victory at home to SV Darmstadt 98. Not even a thunderstorm, the threat of lightning and an eight-minute interruption could get in their way, setting up an intriguing clash at the Volkswagen Arena.
The Venue: Volkswagen Arena
Wolfsburg: Casteels - Träsch, Knoche, Bruma, Rodriguez - Gerhardt, Gustavo - Blaszczykowski, Didavi, Draxler - Gomez
Absentees: Guilavogui (neck), Vieirinha (ankle), Ascues (thigh)
Head coach: Dieter Hecking
Köln: Müller - Sörensen, Mavraj, Heintz - Risse, Lehmann, Höger, Hector - Bittencourt, Modeste, Rudnevs
Absentees: Kessler (knee ligaments), Horn (adductor), Rausch (back)
Head coach: Peter Stöger