Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(46) 26 Goals 15 (33)
(36) 25 Assists 13 (20)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
27.9 Average Age 26.9
182.8 Average Height (cm) 182.9
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(54%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 47% (45%)
(1) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(1.6) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.8 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ferhan Hasani Out 6.28
Naldo Out 7.4
Josué Out 6.69
Vaclav Pilar Out N/A
Patrick Helmes Out 6.39
Player Reason Status Rating
William Kvist Out 6.85
Johan Audel Out N/A
Cacau Out 6.56
Tunay Torun Out 6.48
Vedad Ibisevic Out 6.86
Gotoku Sakai Out 7.03
Tim Hoogland Out 6.49
Arthur Boka Out 7.15

Team News

  • Dieter Hecking will make his debut as Wolfsburg manager.
  • Alexander Madlung could replace the suspended Naldo at centre-back.
  • In defensive midfield, Josué is suspended as well and will be replaced by Christian Träsch.
  • Vierinha and Ricardo Rodriguez compete for the spot on the left wing, with new signing Ivan Perisic playing on the right.
  • Up front, Bas Dost is not 100% fit after a minor injury, meaning Ivica Olic could get his chance to start.
  • 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.

Prediction

  • 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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