The second half of the 2014-15 German Bundesliga kicks off tonight as VfL Wolfsburg host defending champions Bayern Munich at the Volkswagen Arena with kick off in less than an hour’s time.
This match sees the top two sides in Germany go head-to-head although the hosts trail the runaway leaders by a staggering 11 points.
Bayern Munich welcomed Holger Badstuber back to training during the winter break whilst Wolfsburg tragically lost Junior Malanda to a car accident.
The two teams are confirmed as:
Diego Benaglio; Vieirinha, Robin Knoche, Naldo, Ricardo Rodríguez; Maximilian Arnold, Luiz Gustavo, Daniel Caligiuri, Kevin De Bruyne, Ivan Perišić; Bas Dost
Substitutes: Max Grün, Marcel Schäfer, Timm Klose, Paul Seguin, Aaron Hunt, Sebastian Jung, Nicklas Bendtner
Manuel Neuer; Jérôme Boateng, Dante, David Alaba; Xabi Alonso; Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sebastian Rode, Juan Bernat; Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller
Substitutes: Pepe Reina, Mehdi Benatia, Holger Badstuber, Gianluca Gaudino, Mitchell Weiser, Mario Götze, Claudio Pizarro
Holger Badstuber is named amongst the substitutes for Bayern Munich who are playing three at the back with Xabi Alonso, Sebastian Rode and Bastian Schweinsteiger offering protection in centre midfield.
Arjen Robben and Juan Bernat are playing as wingbacks with Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski the two attackers.