Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Olympiastadion will host Tuesday’s Bundesliga game between Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Hertha Berlin are fighting hard to secure the Bundesliga survival, but their performance in a 3-1 loss to Bochum was anything but promising. Suat Serdar is pushing for a start after scoring a consolation goal at the weekend, while all Stevan Jovetic, Chidera Ejuke, and Kelian Nsona remain in the recovery room.
The Wolves, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in the German top flight, with the team crushing Freiburg 6-0 on Matchday 16. Since Wolfsburg aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive, away win should be considered. Paulo Otavio serves a one-game ban, while both Patrick Wimmer and Lukas Nmecha are out of contention with injuries. Anyhow, Niko Kovac is unlikely to make changes to the team that outclassed Christian Streich’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Vladimir Darida):
Born in Sokolov on 8 August 1990, Vladimir Darida is yet another Czech Republic footballer who has made a name for himself in German Bundesliga, although not before leaving his mark on the domestic competition. The highly rated midfielder, who can successfully cover a number of positions in the middle of the park, enjoyed several successful years at Viktoria Plzen, making no fewer than 28 appearances in European competitions, before deciding to leave for SC Freiburg.
Darida performed so well in his first two Bundesliga campaign that he was purchased by Hertha Berlin when his previous employers got relegated to the second division, and he in turn helped the Olympiastadion outfit enjoy a thoroughly impressive campaign.
Darida was a surprise inclusion to the Czech Republic squad for the Euro 2012 finals, but there were no surprises when he played a key role to help Repre qualify for the Euro 2016 tournament. He impressed playing in a more advanced role in the absence of Tomas Rosicky, and he has already earned more than 30 caps for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.