Date: Saturday 29th October Venue: Volkswagen Arena Competition: Bundesliga KO: 14.30
Wolfsburg have huge injury problems ahead of this game. Robin Knoche will have to come into a back three for The Wolves.
Julian Draxler and Daniel Didavi are both doubts to start behind Mario Gomez up front.
Bayer Leverkusen will be without the suspended Kevin Volland who was sent off against former club Hoffenheim last week.
Omer Toprak is a doubt for the game so Aleksander Dragovic will come in for him. Karim Bellarabi is also missing for the visitors.
Neither side is where they would like to be at this stage of the season. Wolfsburg are in the relegation zone having not won since the opening day of the season. Leverkusen’s inconsistent form sees them in eleventh place and both sides have lost their last two games.
Wolfsburg progressed in the DFB-Pokal in mid-week, a competition they won for the first time in 2015. This season they look a shadow of the team that just 18 months ago came second in the Bundesliga. Interim head coach Valerien Ismael has his work cut out to prevent an embarrassing campaign.
Leverkusen, imploded last week after Volland was sent off and they went down 3-0 at home to Hoffenheim. It looks like their exploits in the Champions League are taking their Bundeslgia form.
Expect both these sides to go for the win and not be too tentative. Both are defending dreadfully and will have to improve in all areas despite their lengthy injury problems.
Both sides have lost their last two games scoring only one goal in the process.
Wolfsburg have not won at home all season.
The Wolves have won four of the last six meetings between the two sides.
Wolfsburg: Casteels; Trasch, Knoche, Rodriguez; Blaszczkowski, Seguin, Gustavo, Didavi, Caligiuri; Arnold; Gomez
Leverkusen: Leno; Jedvaj, Tah, Dragovic, Wendell; Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz; Brandt, Hernandez, Mehmedi; Kiessling
Prediction: Wolfsburg 1-1 Leverkusen