Wolfsburg vs Borussia M'Gladbach Preview

Wolfsburg may have accomplished their goal for the season last weekend with a win at Werder Bremen, but coach Dieter Hecking will not allow them to relax just yet.

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The Wolves started the season with the aim of qualifying for Europe, but it soon became clear that a rethink was required.

Having spent most of the campaign in or around the bottom three, opening up a 10-point gap over the relegation zone last weekend has all but guaranteed them a place in the Bundesliga next season, but they still have a lot to play for when they host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday .

"Of course we want to extend our run of six games unbeaten," said Hecking. "Our goal is to pick up points in all of our remaining matches, well aware that we are up against opponents for whom the stakes are high."

After hosting Gladbach, Wolves face two other sides chasing places in Europe in Hamburg and Eintracht Frankfurt, while second-placed Borussia Dortmund will be no pushovers either.

"We showed in Bremen what we are capable of and now against Gladbach, we want to play another good game and keep the points here if possible," said Hecking.

Gladbach will be keen on taking all of the points away with them to help in their challenge for a place in Europe next season.

"Everybody can read the league table and see that it's very tight between fourth and 13th," said their coach Lucien Favre.

"Anything is possible. We have got to think from game to game and only focus on the game in Wolfsburg, ensuring we play well there.

"All other thoughts must be put to one side."

Favre has a fully-fit squad to choose from, unlike Hecking, who has doubts over Simon Kjaer and Jan Polak.



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