Hertha Berlin head into matchday two looking for their first win of the season against Wolfsburg this Sunday at the Olympiastadion Berlin. Ante Čović’s men had a tough opener last weekend, as his side went up against the reigning champions Bayern Munich and will be delighted to have taken a point from Niko Kovac’s team. Wolfsburg added three points to their total after they secured a narrow win over FC Koln last time out, which places them up in sixth. Hertha Berlin failed to beat their opponents last season, with them picking up a 2-2 draw and a 1-0 defeat at home.
Hertha Berlin will feel confident ahead of this fixture, with them arriving off the back of an unbeaten run of three games following their impressive result against Bayern Munich. Berlin found themselves 2-1 up in the first half thanks to strikes from Dodi Lukebakio and Marko Grujic, but two mistakes which led to a penalty saw their opponents draw level. Berlin’s unbeaten run started with a successful performance in a friendly against Crystal Palace, who they made light work of, beating them 4-0. Following this, Hertha Berlin went up against Eichstatt in the DFB Pokal and secured a comfortable 5-1 win.
Wolfsburg will arrive at the home ground of Hertha Berlin full of confidence, as they also have been in fine form leading up to this fixture. Following their recent victory, Wolfsburg have now gone four games without a loss. The run started with a 1-1 draw to Union Berlin, which was followed by a huge 8-1 win over OGC Nice. Hallescher stood in their way next in the DFB Pokal and after 90 minutes Oliver Glasner’s men picked up a 5-3 win. FC Koln were Wolfsburg’s first opponents of the season and strikes from Maximillian Arnold and Wout Weghorst saw them secure three points from a 2-1 win.
Hertha Berlin arrive in some good form which has seen them go three games without a defeat, which includes an impressive 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich. With the added advantage of playing at home, we fancy them to take the three points.
Both sides were involved in games which saw over 2.5 goals scored last time out and one of their two meetings last season also saw this occur.
Hertha Berlin have won nine meetings between these sides, whilst Wolfsburg has won just seven.
On nine occasions this fixture has ended as a draw.
On average this fixture sees 2.7 goals per match.
Dodi Lukebakio came into the team against Bayern Munich for Salomon Kalou and bagged an important goal, so the forward should keep his place. We are likely to see him joined by Vedad Ibišević, who failed to score against Munich but bagged a brace in the DFB Pokal. Berlin will be without Arne Maier (Knee), Javairo Dilrosun (Hamstring) and Julian Albrecht (Ankle) through injury.
Wout Weghorst is one player you can expect to see once again this weekend, with the striker in good form having scored in his last two matches for Wolfsburg. Weghorst is expected to start upfront in his side’s 3-4-2-1 formation, with the likes of Felix Klaus and João Victor sitting in behind him. Wolfsburg’s only injury concern ahead of this fixture is striker Daniel Ginczek.