Date: Saturday 3rd December Venue: Volkswagen Arena Competition: Bundesliga KO: 14.30
Wolfsburg are sweating on the fitness of Julian Draxler. Mario Gomez will lead the line up front.
Ricardo Rodriguez will continue in central defence.
Hertha Berlin are without Vedad Ibisevic thanks to suspension.Mitchell Weiser and Per Skjelbred are also doubts.
Salomon Kalou will start up front.
These two clubs are enduring vastly contrasting seasons thus far. Wolfsburg are two points off the relegation zone having won only two of their games in the Bundesliga. Hertha are flying in third and have their sights firmly set on the Champions League spots this year.
Pal Dardai has assembled a strong exciting side at Hertha who are surprising many in the Bundesliga. The Wolves are in a state of disarray and need to start picking up points going forward. A win or two before the winter break will be much needed for Valerien Ismael’s team.
Expect Wolfsburg to have a good go at Hertha but their defensive vulnerability may show in this game. However, top goal scorer Ibisevic is suspended having netted eight times this campaign.
Wolfsburg have won four of the last six games featuring these two teams.
The Wolves have lost their last three home games.
Hertha have won only one of their six away games this season.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio; Seguin, Bruma, Rodriguez, Schafer; Gustavo, Guilavogui; Caligiuri, Didavi, Draxler; Gomez
Hertha: Jarstein, Pekarik, Langkamp, Brooks, Plattenhardt; Lustenberger, Stark; Weiser, Stoker, Haraguchi; Kalou
Prediction: Wolfsburg 1-2 Hertha