Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Volkswagen Arena.
Two troubled sides looking to turn over a new leaf will lock horns at Volkswagen Arena in Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin: Match Preview
Wout Weghorst and Josip Brekalo both squandered excellent early chances with the Wolves wondering how they were not in front before Jhon Cordoba struck twice, leaving Wolfsburg’s fans with a sour taste in their mouths following first game of 2020 and second consecutive defeat.
The Wolves sit comfortably at 9th in the middle of Bundesliga table but they have no reasons to be pleased with themselves since they’re still suffering of a post-October PTSD; since then Die Wölfe can’t string two good games together after fantastic opening of the season.
Volkswagen Arena hasn’t seen much excitement this year as Glasner’s men are doing steady, solid but unspectacular work with three wins and four draws from ten games with a null goal difference; points are there but football is very mundane and tiresome to watch.
The Old Lady underlined their marked improvement on Klinsmann’s watch with a composed first-half showing v Bayern but ultimately Bavarians broke through and shot their way to 0-4 victory.
Bayern ended Hertha’s four-match unbeaten run and mini streak of three straight clean sheets which got them out of relegation zone and up to 14th after calamitous run of five straight losses that started in the middle of October.
The club from the capital is certainly uncertain when it comes to their excursions across the Germany; two wins, three draws and four defeats with scorelines varying left and right it’s like they roll a dice deciding whether to show up or not.
Oliver Glasner’s left with selection dilemmas ahead of Hertha clash. While Marin Pongračić, Niklas Klinger and Ignacio Camacho are out for sure, jury’s still out for Joshua Guilavogui, John Anthony Brooks and Ismail Azzaoui.
Jürgen Klinsmann’ll be without the services of Arne Maier and Thomas Kraft, who’re slowly recovering and getting back to fitness while Dedryck Boyata is serving out a suspension.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (50 games): Wolfsburg 18 wins, 13 draws, Hertha BSC 19 wins.
- Wolfsburg have 12-6-7 record at home versus Die Alte Dame.
- Die Wölfe easily dealt with The Old Lady in a 1-3 victory back in Berlin.
- The Wolves are on a five-game unbeaten streak v Hertha.
- The Old Lady failed to keep a clean sheet in last three encounters v Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and Wolfsburg at home Under 3 goals. Only once the Wolves got over it but with Klinsmann’s defensively sound Hertha (Bayern doesn’t count in these equations), service will continue as usual.
Now call this a hunch, though it is more of an educated guess, but I can totally see tough-as-nails Hertha of late drawing with hard-as-a-rock Wolfsburg in a bore 0-0 draw which will have fans yawning on the stands.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin: Betting tips
Under 3 goals @ 1.51
FT Draw @ 3.86.