Preview: VfL Wolfsburg v Gent

VfL Wolfsburg will be looking to finish the job without any upsets in the second leg of their Champions League clash with KAA Gent at Volkswagen Arena on Tuesday.

Two goals from Julian Draxler and one from Max Kruse saw the German side open up a big lead in the first leg at Ghelamco Arena, but Sven Kums and Kalifa Coulibaly struck for the Belgians in the final 10 minutes to blow the tie wide open again.

Nevertheless, three away goals have Die Wolfe firmly in the driving seat. Back in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg drew with Hertha Berlin and lost to Bayern Munich, but subsequent wins over Hannover 96 and, more impressively, Borussia Monchengladbach mean that they enter the second leg in winning form.

Gent have been inconsistent in the Pro League since the first leg, losing 5-2 to KV Oostende and beating Lokeren 3-1 before last weekend's 1-1 draw with OH Leuven. Their late rally at the end of the first league showed an admirable fighting spirit, but they will need to score twice without response in Germany, and that seems like a Herculean task for De Buffalo's.

In team news, Wolfsburg must make do without striker Bas Dost (foot), Sebastian Jung (knee), and Paul Seguin (ankle), while goalkeeper Koen Casteels looks set to retain his place between the sticks as Diego Benaglio (rib injury) has missed their last six matches.

For Gent, Thomas Matton (foot) looks set to miss out, while Brecht Dejaegere, Lasse Nielsen (both hamstring) and Danijel Milicevic (ankle) are rated as doubtful.