Record against Wolfsburg
Overall: 53 games. 24 wins, 8 draws, 21 defeats. 79:78 goal difference.
In the Bundesliga: 47 games. 19 wins, 7 draws, 21 defeats. 64:72 goal difference.
VfB suffered a heart-breaking last-minute 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg earlier in the season, with Serhou Guirassy and Dinos Mavropanos scoring the goals for the boys from Cannstatt.
Omar Marmoush returns to Stuttgart having spent the previous season on loan from Wolfsburg. The left winger scored three goals in 21 Bundesliga appearances for VfB.
Having returned from the winter break in impressive style with a 6-0 win against Freiburg as well as a 5-0 success at Hertha, the Wolves have managed just one win in their last seven league outings. Niko Kovac’s side were also knocked out of the DFB Cup following a narrow 2-1 defeat at Union Berlin.
157 goals in 53 competitive meetings is equivalent to an average of 2.96 goals per game. There have only been two goalless draws between the two teams to date – in April 2005 and March 2007. The 3-2 win for Wolfsburg in the reverse fixture was the first time since May 2012 that there have been five goals in the fixture. On that occasion, VfB were 3-2 winners with goals from Cacau, Maza and Ibrahima Traore.
Serhou Guirassy (adductor tear) is still unavailable for Saturday’s match.
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