GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Volkswagen Arena

Attendance: 24540

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VfL Wolfsburg

  • Ivica Olic 51'

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Fortuna Düsseldorf

  • Mathis Bolly 37'

VfL Wolfsburg v Fortuna Düsseldorf: Preview

Wolfsburg will be looking to build on their 5-2 win at Freiburg last weekend in two consecutive home matches, starting with the visit of Fortuna Dusseldorf to the VW-Arena tomorrow night.

Last weekend's away win lifted the Wolves away from the Bundesliga relegation zone and gave them a glimmer of hope of being able to catch the top six, but their destiny depends a lot on them finally finding their feet in front of their own fans.

``Sometimes, we want a bit too much, particularly in our home games, and maybe we take too much of a risk,'' said director of sport Klaus Allofs.

``Of course we ask ourselves how this is possible. We don't have any fear, though, but rather are looking forward to playing two games in a row at home.''

Wolfsburg will be without their playmaker Diego tomorrow, who is suspended, and coach Dieter Hecking warned of the threat the visitors will pose if his side get the approach to the game wrong.

``Fortuna are a side who work very well defensively, make things tight and are solid at the back,'' he said.

``We must therefore not lose our patience and we need our fans too.''

Fortuna arrive buoyed by a strong performance in their last game, a 3-2 defeat at Bayern Munich.

``Bayern themselves said that they would have probably lost that game a year ago while we scored two goals there, which not many sides have managed,'' said coach Norbert Meier.

``We did what we could, and we can be proud of it.''

Meier is without captain Andreas Lambertz, whose absence he said evens things up with Wolfsburg losing Diego.

Oliver Fink is also absent due to a stomach bug, but Stefan Reisinger is back in training and is an option.

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