Bayern München - VfL Wolfsburg Preview: Guardiola's men keen to extend winning streak
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Bundesliga record champions, FC Bayern München, will host last year's runners-up and DFB-Pokal winners, VfL Wolfsburg, in the biggest game of match day six.

A perfect start for Bayern

Pep Guardiola's Bayern have enjoyed a perfect start to the 2015-16 Bundesliga campaign, with five wins out of five games. Although many fans in Germany were not happy with their home game against Augsburg a week ago, when referee Knut Kircher and his team gave Bayern a very questionable penalty in the last minute of the match. Thomas Müller scored and secured the 2-1 home win.

Nevertheless, Bayern won their last game away at the legendary Böllenfallstadion in Darmstadt 3-0. Loan player Kingsley Coman scored his first goal for his new team in the 67th minute. Before these two games, FCB played two very good home games against Hamburger SV, winning 5-0, and against Bayer Leverkusen, winning 3-0.

They also won their away game at Hoffenheim by two goals to one, but had a few problems with Jérôme Boateng being sent off and only scoring the winning goal in stoppage time.

Wolfsburg also start well

VfL Wolfsburg also had quite a good start to this year's Bundesliga season. Winning the first game against Frankfurt, Dieter Hecking's team drew against 1. FC Köln before picking up an impressive 3-0 win against Schalke 04, which was their first game without Kevin de Bruyne. They couldn't quite get a win against Ingolstadt, only managing a goal-less draw. But last weekend, the team found form and won 2-0 against Hertha BSC.

Team news

Bayern will still be without their stars Franck Ribéry, who is suffering from periostitis, and Arjen Robben, whose muscle problems are not completely gone. Furthermore, the three centre-backs Jan Kirchhoff, Medhi Benatia and Holger Badstuber are not available. 

Wolfsburg are also without quite a few players: goalkeeper Koen Casteels, Felipe and Vierinha are unavailable for the game against Bayern München.

The referee

34-year-old Tobias Stieler from Hamburg will be the match's official. It is already his fourth game in the 2015-2016 campaign and he will be helped by Patrick Ittrich and Sascha Thielert as his linesmen, as well as Mike Pickel taking up the role of fourth official.

Predicted line-ups

FC Bayern München: Neuer - Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Juan Bernat - Xabi Alonso - Thiago, Vidal - Müller, Lewandowski, Douglas Costa.

VfL Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Träsch, Naldo, Dante, Rodriguez - Guilavogui, Luiz Gustavo - Caligiuri, Kruse, Draxler - Dost.

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