Hertha Berlin will host Wolfsburg at the Olympiastadion in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Hertha traveled to the Allianz Arena last week to face defending champions Bayern Munich. Any team in the world would find that visit daunting, but Hertha coped quite well in Munich. Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead early on, but that did not faze Hertha in the slightest. Dodi Lukebakio and Marko Grujic scored in quick succession which meant that their side was leading at half-time. Lewandowski scored a penalty in the second half and the game ended in a draw.Embed from Getty Images
Bayern dominated the game in many aspects, but Hertha were clinical and got their reward. Bayern had a staggering 71% possession in the game but they failed to get the three points. It was a good start for Hertha and they will now make their home bow against Wolfsburg. They finished 11th in the league last season. Under new manager Ante Covic, their fans are hoping that Hertha can make a bigger jump this season.
Covic was with the reserve team for six years and that played a huge role in him getting the job. Doni Lukebakio is one of the new recruits and the goal will have given him loads of confidence. With the likes of Vedad Ibisevic around him, he should settle in quickly. Hertha are on a good run right now, and they beat Eichstatt 5-1 two weeks ago in the DFB Cup. They will hope that the run continues in their first home game of the season.
As for Wolfsburg, they opened their Bundesliga campaign with a win. They hosted Koln at the Volkswagen Arena and claimed a 2-1 victory. Maximilian Arnold and Wout Weghorst got the goals for them in either half. Simon Terodde scored the consolation in stoppage time for Koln. Wolfsburg had the better chances throughout the game and made those count. They are sixth in the table courtesy of that win.Embed from Getty Images
They faced Hallscher in the first round of the DFB Cup and won 5-3 two weeks ago. Weghorst scored in that game as well. The Dutch striker was a key player for Wolfsburg last season as he scored 17 league goals in 34 appearances. With two goals this season already, the signs are good for a similar return.
Wolfsburg have a favorable run of fixtures to start the season and manager Oliver Glasner will look to take advantage. They finished sixth last season which means that they will play in the Europa League this season. However their away record was not great last season, which will be in their mind when they travel to Berlin.
Hertha Berlin vs Wolfsburg Betting Tips
Wolfsburg will be the slight favorites to win the game, but it will be close. Three of the last four meetings between these two sides have ended in draws, with Wolfsburg winning the other. Both sides should score in this one and the total goals should be over 2.5 in total.