Our match prediction:
Herta are still looking for their first Bundesliga triumph in 2016. Die Alte Dame boast a 0-3-1 record this year, failing to produce a single goal in three of those matches. Their 4th place in the table is now in question, since Mainz and Schalke are breathing down their necks, and the Berlin-based team are in a must win situation if they plan to keep hold of their Champions League spot. Wolfsburg recorded back-to-back victories against Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga (2-0) and Gent in the Champions League (3-2) and are coming to the capital with their confidence restored. However, Die Wolfe are displaying miserable performances when on the road, with three straight defeats. Bearing in mind the importance of the forthcoming encounter, we predict a hard, low-scoring battle, while giving a slight advantage to the home team, since Pal Dardai’s charges suffered a single loss at Olympiastadion in their last eleven fixtures.
Highligted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille. He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB. In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same year.
Highlighted Team (Hertha Berlin):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meiserschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).Hertha Berlin originally played it’s home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993. Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.