Munich - Last season's top-two finishers collide at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening, when FC Bayern München have their work cut out to continue their 100 per cent start against VfL Wolfsburg (kick-off 20:00 CEST/18:00 GMT).
- Bayern have never lost a game in the first half of a Bundesliga season since Pep Guardiola took charge in 2013. They have recorded 34 wins and five draws.Wolfsburg have not conceded a goal in their last four competitive games (420 minutes in total) — that is a first since they were promoted to the Bundesliga in 1997.Stretching back to last season, Wolfsburg are now unbeaten in their last nine Bundesliga games (five wins, four draws) — it is the longest such run of any top-flight side.Wolfsburg have won their last two fixtures against Bayern, triumphing 4-1 in the Bundesliga and winning on penalties in the Supercup. However, they have lost their last 16 away games at Bayern (both Bundesliga and DFB Pokal).Last season, Wolfsburg failed to win on a Tuesday or Wednesday in the Bundesliga's so-called 'English weeks'. They recorded two draws and one defeat in their midweek games.Wolfsburg have picked up two points from their two away games to date (1-1 in Cologne, 0-0 in Ingolstadt).Five of Wolfsburg's eight goals have come from set-pieces.Bas Dost has scored 18 goals in 20 Bundesliga matches in 2015.No team has had as many different scorers this season as Bayern (eight).
Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Bernat - Alonso - Thiago, Vidal - Müller, Lewandowski, Costa
Absentees: Badstuber, Benatia (muscle injury), Kirchhoff, Ribery, Robben (muscle injury)
Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Träsch, Naldo, Dante, Rodriguez - Guilavogui, Luiz Gustavo - Caligiuri, Kruse, Draxler - Dost
Absentees: Casteels (foot), Felipe (foot), Vierinha (thigh)