Wolfsburg welcome Hertha Berlin for a clash in the Bundesliga at Volkswagen Arena this coming Saturday.
Wolfsburg approach the next Bundesliga round as number seven in the table, having claimed 49 points this season so far. With 33 games behind them, Hertha Berlin amassed 26 points, placing them as number 18 before their next fixture.
Wolfsburg are intent on downing Hertha Berlin to make it through to the next round. Are the visitors fully committed to the task of advancing in the cup at Volkswagen Arena? We 'll see this coming Saturday.
Wolfsburg scored 14 goals, conceded 15 and fought their way to three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Hertha Berlin hit the target 12 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.2 goals a game. They conceded 2.4 goals per match for a total of 24 goals, while claiming zero clean sheets as well.
Wolfsburg celebrated a 0-5 win in their most recent meeting with their upcoming opponent. Are we in for something similar at Volkswagen Arena this coming Saturday?
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
Wolfsburg are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against B. Dortmund by a 6-0 score, before winning 2-1 against Hoffenheim. They were back on the losing side in a 2-0 defeat against Freiburg. Wolfsburg claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the Bundesliga. They also drew four and lost zero, scored ten goals and conceded six.
Wolfsburg went into the season with the ambition of qualifying for a European competition. They still have all to play for here at the business end of the season.
Hertha Berlin Form
In has been a bit of everything for Hertha Berlin in their previous three matches, as they first beat VfB Stuttgart by 2-1. This was followed by a disappointing 5-2 defeat against FC Koln, before an encounter with Bochum produced a 1-1 draw. Hertha Berlin are winless in their last six away games in the Bundesliga, in which they drew one and lost five. They conceded 20 goals while scoring seven themselves.
Wolfsburg had their sights set on qualifying for Europe, and this is still a highly probable outcome to the season, but they need to remain focused.
Wolfsburg should be too strong against Hertha Berlin to drop any points, and combining this with over 2.5 goals, ups the price on the expected home win at Volkswagen Arena.
Wolfsburg took 30 points from their last 17 encounters with teams from the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. This amounts to eight wins after scoring 34 times and conceding 20. Hertha Berlin won zero matches and picked up six points from their last 17 encounters with teams in the top half of the Bundesliga. They scored 15 goals and conceded 39. Wolfsburg are looking at a record of 13 wins, ten draws and ten defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Hertha Berlin are looking at six wins, eight draws and 19 defeats in the Bundesliga.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Stats
- Wolfsburg have not lost 14 of the last 16 home matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Wolfsburg home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Wolfsburg have scored in 13 of the last 15 home matches
- In 4 of the last 5 Wolfsburg matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 3 Wolfsburg home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Hertha Berlin have conceded in the last 15 away matches in a row
- In 11 of the last 13 away matches Hertha Berlin played, both teams scored
- Hertha Berlin have conceded in the last 12 matches in a row
- In 10 of the last 12 matches Hertha Berlin played, both teams scored
- In 11 of the last 13 Hertha Berlin away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Squads
The 51-year-old coach of the home team, Niko Kovac, will select the lineup against Hertha Berlin from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season:
Koen Casteels (0/33), Lino Kasten (0/0), Niklas Klinger (0/0), Pavao Pervan (0/0), Philipp Schulze (0/0), David Odogu (0/0), Kilian Fischer (0/10), Maxence Lacroix (1/24), Micky van de Ven (1/32), Nicolas Cozza (0/5), Paulo Silva (0/25), Sebastiaan Bornauw (1/25), Bartol Franjic (0/5), Felix Nmecha (3/29), Jakub Kaminski (3/30), Josuha Guilavogui (1/22), Kevin Paredes (1/21), Leandro Putaro (0/0), Lukas Ambros (0/1), Mattias Svanberg (4/31), Maximilian Arnold (5/31), Patrick Wimmer (4/25), Ridle Baku (5/32), Yannick Gerhardt (6/28), Dzenan Pejcinovic (0/0), Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (4/17), Jonas Wind (6/23), Lukas Nmecha (4/16), Omar Marmoush (5/32).
Hertha Berlin Squad
Below is the full team squad of Hertha Berlin. The manager Dardai will pick his starting XI against Wolfsburg from these players:
Oliver Christensen (0/33), Robert Kwasigroch (0/0), Rune Almenning Jarstein (0/0), Tjark Ernst (0/0), Agustin Rogel (0/20), Cimo Roecker (0/0), Filip Uremovic (0/22), Jonjoe Kenny (0/28), Julian Eitschberger (0/0), Marc-Oliver Kempf (1/30), Marton Dardai (1/17), Marvin Plattenhardt (0/30), Maximilian Mittelstaedt (0/17), Pascal Klemens (0/0), Peter Pekarik (0/4), Ivan Sunjic (0/18), Jean-Paul Boetius (0/20), Kevin-Prince Boateng (0/16), Lucas Tousart (5/32), Suat Serdar (4/31), Tolga Cigerci (0/11), Chidera Ejuke (0/20), Derry Scherhant (1/9), Dodi Lukebakio (11/32), Florian Niederlechner (5/29), Jessic Ngankam (4/17), Kelian Wa Saka (0/0), Marco Richter (5/28), Stevan Jovetic (4/17), Wilfried Kanga (2/23).
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Team News
Wolfsburg just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Hertha Berlin at Volkswagen Arena.
Sidelined with an injury, Wolfsburg can't field Lukas Nmecha on Saturday against Hertha Berlin.
Hertha Berlin could have up to seven players on the injured and absent players for their match on Saturday atVolkswagen Arena
Names like Florian Niederlechner, Wilfried Kanga, Jean-Paul Boetius, Maximilian Mittelstaedt, Marvin Plattenhardt, Jessic Ngankam and Kelian Wa Saka most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Lineups
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin H2H
Wolfsburg ended up winning 0-5 in the most recent meeting between these two rivals. Rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind at Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg go into their upcoming match against Hertha Berlin with a 50% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 5-4-1 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Results
In the past ten matches between home side Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin both teams found the back of the net four times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 3/4.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Betting Tips
Gian-Luca Waldschmidt scored twice in the six most recent games for Wolfsburg, with Stevan Jovetic providing two goals for Hertha Berlin in his last six.
Wolfsburg won four of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at Volkswagen Arena. They drew four and lost two as well, while Hertha Berlin won one of their last 10 games away. They drew one and lost eight. Goals should be on the menu at Volkswagen Arena, with both teams scoring in six of the last 10 matches at home for Wolfsburg. The same outcome paid dividends in eight of the last 10 away games for Hertha Berlin.
Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in the last ten encounters between Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin. There were over two goals five times, as Wolfsburg managed an average of 1.7 goals, while Hertha Berlin scored 0.6 goals on average. Wolfsburg witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.4 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Hertha Berlin, who scored 1.6 times on average in those matches.