Hertha BSC and VfL Wolfsburg are clashing at Olympiastadion in round 2 of the German Bundesliga. After barely escaping the relegation last season, Hertha has had a solid preseason, but they lost their season opener last week. After losing 6 straight games, Wolfsburg has finally gotten a win, and it was in Bundesliga against Bochum.
Hertha hasn’t lost a single preseason game, and they have won their DFB Pokal match as well, but they ended up losing in Bundesliga last week. Hertha was playing against Koln on the road in that match, and they have had 41% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. After scoring early in the 5th minute, Hertha has totally lost focus on both ends, and they have conceded 3 unanswered goals. Hertha has lost this match 3-1. Stevan Jovetic, Hertha’s latest addition has scored the only goal for them so far this season. Jarstein and Piatek are both injured, and they will miss this match. I’m surprised Hertha has lost their season opener, I think they were a good team last season, but they are better this season, and I don’t think they will struggle so much as they did last season.
Wolfsburg got lucky to face Bochum in their season opener, a newcomer to Bundesliga, and they were solid in that match. Wolfsburg has had 61% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Wolfsburg also got lucky in this match because Bochum has conceded a red card in the 4th minute, but they missed a penalty kick in the 5th minute. In the 22nd minute, Wolfsburg has scored a goal, and the result hasn’t changed again. Wolfsburg has won this game 1-0. Weghorst has continued his good form from last season, and he has scored a winning goal for Wolfsburg here. Bialek, Otavio, Vranckx, and William are all injured. Now that Wolfsburg has ended their losing streak, I expect their form to finally turn around because they are a good team, but they also need to start scoring more goals.
The trends are split here, and Hertha hasn’t lost any of their last 8 home games. Wolfsburg hasn’t had much success against Hertha on the road, and Hertha is in solid form, at least in the attacking end. I’m taking the over in this one.