Serdar Tasci returns from suspension to start at centre-back.
Gotoku Sakai on the other hand is still suspended, meaning Antonio Rüdiger will play at right-back again.
With Arthur Boka at the AFCON in January, Cristian Molinaro will get his chance at left-back.
Shinji Okazaki will probably replace the suspended Vedad Ibisevic up front.
Manager Labbadia is missing a lot of players and only has a few options on the bench.
Wolfsburg are fifteenth in the table after the first half of the season, but ambitions are there to still compete for European places. New sporting director Allofs and manager Hecking need to turn things around now.
Stuttgart have had a solid season thus far, but injuries in their thin squad often cost them consistency. Manager Labbadia still hopes for one or two new signings this month.
Expect this to be a competitive game with several chances at both ends of the pitch.
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