Bundesliga Match Preview: Hertha Berlin vs. Wolfsburg

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Updated: February 14, 2014
Hertha Berlin

Match Date: 16 February 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Olympiastadion

 

Hertha Berlin

Berlin made Hamburg’s misery even more pronounced as they thrashed them with a clean sheet at the Imtech Arena on weekend. Sami Allagui put the side in front into the match’s 15th minute, ensuring coach Jos Luhukay that his side will not go home empty handed. After missing a penalty, Adrian Ramos scored twice—first in the 23rd minute and then in 38th—to triple the lead 3-0 and ensured a Die Alte Dame victory just before the break. The second period displayed strong defenses from both teams that it unsuccessfully yielded any goal. Berlin are now just a spot away from the top six, amassing total points of 31 from 20 fixtures.

 

Wolfsburg

Challenged to improve their form after incurring defeats from Hannover 96 and Schalke 04, Wolfsburg proved a point and sealed their last two matches with back-to-back victories in Bundesliga and DFB Pokal. Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim both suffered upsets from Die Wölfe as the squad pulled off six goals from them (three apiece).

 

In the German top-tier league, Dieter Hecking’s men are already brewing a sure berth in the Europa League with their current placement at number six. Thus far, they have already collected 33 points from 20 matches, level with fifth placers M’gladbach who narrowly dominated over them only by goal difference.

 

Online betting tip: Ranking side by side in the standings, Berlin and Wolfsburg are expected to produce a stunning thriller. Plenty of scoring chances will be created in this battle, but the final tally will probably result in a deadlock.

 

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