Bayern Munich news:
FC Bayern Munich have enormous injury and fitness worries over a number of players after a long World Cup.
Coach Pep Guardiola has lost a key player for his plan (Javi Martínez) and it remains to be seen how the team will deal with three left-footed players at the back.
Kicking off the new campionship, Bayern want to compete for the treble once again, which will not be an easy target given the recent circumstances.
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thiago are injured and with Toni Kroos having left the team as well, Sebastian Rode could grab a chance to start next to Philipp Lahm in central midfield.
Wolfsburg wants to compete for a top-4 finish once more this term and strengthened the club in several areas.
The basic problem is still the absence of a top-class striker, though. It remains to be seen if Nicklas Bendtner can somehow fill this void.
Josuha Guilavogui, Luiz Gustavo and Junior Malanda compete for two spots in defensive midfield.
New transcriptions Hunt and Vierinha compete for a position on the right wing, while Ivan Perisic is out due to injury.