Bundesliga Preview: Sheer rivalry awaits Hertha and Wolfsburg

Updated: August 27, 2013
Hertha BSC

Statistics are looking good for Bundesliga returnees Hertha BSC (Die Alte Dame), with two wins and one draw carpeting their campaign thus far. Wolfsburg (Die Wölfe), meanwhile, is on a roller coaster ride this season, with two defeats and one win pinned to their record. Subscribers of European, American, and Asian Sportsbooks are hands-on when it comes to German football encounters, and are enthusiastic enough to support their favorites via online betting or simple awarding of plaudits. In this upcoming match (August 31) between Hertha and Wolfsburg, supporters will definitely be divided for their preferences. But whoever wins in the match, audiences are sure to be fired up with thrill.


After enduring defeats from Hannover 96 and Mainz 05 in their first and third stints for the new season, Wolfsburg are aiming for a home win this time around. They had a marvelous second appearance in the tournament, winning over Schalke 04 with a rousing 4-0 final tally. Prior to Bundesliga, Die Wölfe also had a great time at the DFB Pokal in that they managed to dismantle Karlsruher SC’s defense with three goals versus one. The side’s latest friendly match likewise turned out agreeable, having defeated Olympique Marseille 2-0.


Hertha BSC’s Bundesliga form shows more strength than their opponents’. The side opened their crusade with a staggering 6-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. While they have only drawn with Nürnberg 2-2 in their second appearance, Die Alte Dame returned to victory after putting Hamburger SV 1-0 on assault in their third stint. Like Wolfsburg, Hertha also did very well in the DFB Pokal, scoring three goals against VfR Neumünster’s two.


For two consecutive occasions, Wolfsburg reigned supreme over Hertha. Their last Bundesliga duel yielded victory for the former 4-1 and another win 5-1 in a Club Friendly. However, Hertha are making an excellent comeback in this term’s installment of Bundesliga while Wolfsburg’s tides seem to be ebbing away. Die Alte Dame are currently in the fifth spot of the League table, while Die Wölfe are ranked ninth. With a new brood of players on board and an innovative strategy system on the loop, Hertha will successfully make this match an opportunity to overthrow their opponents.


Hertha BSC | Image source: bundesliga.com