Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Hertha Berlin journey to Volkswagen Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 game with home side VfL Wolfsburg.
View all of the VfL Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
VfL Wolfsburg will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 1-0 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against VfL Bochum.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg had 49% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. VfL Bochum had 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Miloš Pantović (65') was the scorer for VfL Bochum.
It’s been seldom in recent games where VfL Wolfsburg haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that VfL Wolfsburg have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 16 goals in the process. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend might be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Pre-game facts show that VfL Wolfsburg:
- are unbeaten in the league by Hertha Berlin in their previous 3 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Cologne in Bundesliga 1 competition, Hertha Berlin and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Hertha Berlin managed 53% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Hertha Berlin was Vladimír Darida (57'). At the other end, 1. FC Köln had 14 shots on goal with 7 on target. Anthony Modeste (29'), Ondrej Duda (32') and Jan Thielmann (91') scored for Cologne.
Demonstrating their fondness for productive encounters, goals have been scored 21 times in the last six matches in which Hertha Berlin have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals each meeting. Opposition teams have got 12 of this grand total.
Ahead of this meeting, Hertha Berlin are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 02/02/2019 shows that VfL Wolfsburg have won 4 of them & Hertha Berlin 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 from Wolfsburg and 4 belonging to Hertha. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league game featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 2 on 21/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Hertha Berlin 1-2 VfL Wolfsburg.
On that day, Hertha Berlin managed 41% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Dodi Lukébakio (60').
VfL Wolfsburg got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ridle Baku (73') and Lukas Nmecha (88') scored.
The referee was Matthias Jöllenbeck.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Josuha Guilavogui (Nasal Bone Fracture), William (Knee Injury), Dodi Lukébakio (Corona virus), Paulo Otávio (Knee Injury), Daniel Ginczek (Quarantine), Aster Vranckx (Corona virus), Lukas Nmecha (Ankle Injury) and Xaver Schlager (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for VfL Wolfsburg manager Florian Kohfeldt.
In all likelihood, Wolfsburg could go for a 3-4-2-1 system for this game featuring Koen Casteels, Maxence Lacroix, Sebastiaan Bornauw, John Anthony Brooks, Ridle Baku, Maximilian Arnold, Yannick Gerhardt, Jerome Roussillon, Renato Steffen, G. Waldschmidt and Wout Weghorst.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
It’s our belief that Hertha will likely play in a 4-4-2 system, settling for Alexander Schwolow, Lukas Kluenter, Niklas Stark, Jordan Torunarigha, M. Mittelstaedt, Marco Richter, Vladimir Darida, Santiago Ascacibar, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Ishak Belfodil and Myziane Maolida.
In our view, Hertha Berlin are likely to put a goal past this VfL Wolfsburg outfit, however that is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for VfL Wolfsburg at the end of this one. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Koen Casteels
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Florian Kohfeldt
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 14
⭐ Star Man: Lukas Nmecha
Normally playing in the Striker position, Lukas Nmecha was born in Hamburg, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Manchester City in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.