In addition to Max Kruse, Wolfsburg’s second winter signing, Jonas Wind, is also celebrating his debut with the Wolves. In addition, Vranckx and Gerhardt return to the starting eleven in midfield.
In terms of personnel, Stefan Leitl has to do without right-back Marco Meyerhöfer today, who tested positive for the corona virus. Simon Asta steps in as a substitute. In goal, Leit continues to rely on regular keeper Sascha Burchert and not on new signing Andreas Linde from Sweden.
The revived Greuther Fürth also wants to put in a good performance again. The bottom of the table with the cloverleaf in their emblem has now been unbeaten in four Bundesliga games and celebrated their second win of the season with a 2-1 home win against Mainz 05 on the last day of the game. Thanks to the improvement in form in recent weeks, the relegation of the Franconians is again a bit more in the realm of the imaginable and achievable: If Fürth wins the crisis duel at VfL today, the cloverleaf would reduce the gap to Wolfsburg and relegation rank 16 to at least eight points. Coach Stefan Leitl is celebrating his three-year anniversary as a cloverleaf coach today and of course wants three points to celebrate the day: “We want to confirm the form of the last few weeks,” said Leitl. Does the Fürth give their coach the away win?
New winter signing Max Kruse, who is directly in the starting XI of Lower Saxony after moving from Union Berlin to VfL, should also help with this today. “He will definitely appear from the start,” Kohfeldt announced openly a few days ago. For Kruse it is already the second commitment in Wolfsburg (2015-2016) and also under coach Florian Kohfeldt, both know and appreciate each other from Bremen times. “Max can absolutely deal with pressure,” Kohfeldt is certain. “He will do well!”
For the troubled VfL Wolfsburg, the most important game of the season so far takes place tonight. After eleven games without a win, the Wolves finally want to score three points again in the home game against Greuther Fürth and start the trend reversal with a win against the bottom of the table. VfL coach Florian Kohfeldt is self-confident before the “final for everyone involved” proclaimed by manager Jörg Schmadtke and continues to believe in his team: “We will leave the pitch as winners,” Kohfeldt promised VfL fans at the press conference.
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