Wolfsburg will be looking to put an end to their winless run when they welcome Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday.
The hosts are currently on an eight-game losing run in all competitions, while the visitors will be looking to bounce back from their defeat last weekend.
Wolfsburg’s recent results becomes more concerning as each week passes, with the 1-0 defeat at VFL Bochum on Sunday making their new year start as 2021 ended.
Since their four opening victories of the season, Wolfsburg have only won three times in the 20 matches that have followed in all competitions, all of which came successively in Kohfeldt’s first three games in charge,after he took over Mark van Bommel in October.
Three points on Saturday would be enough to lift Wolfsburg to 11th should they win the game, but even if other results go in their favour, they would still sit seven points off a Champions League place.
As for Hertha Berlin, they are just a point and one place above their hosts at the Volkswagen Arena, though their situation is not quite so concerning.
They still aim for a top-half finish, but Tayfun Korkut’s side will need to extend the current three-point gap between them and Augsburg in the relegation playoff spot.
After a beginning of two wins, one draw and one defeat in his opening four games since succeeding Pal Dardai, Korkut and his side returned from the winter break with a 3-1 defeat last weekend at home to FC Koln.
However, with their hosts in such poor form, Korkut will be confident that his side can kickstart their new year with a win on Saturday, and move away from danger in the process, while reversing their 2-1 defeat from their opponents on matchday two beck in August.
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin head to head
The two Germany clubs have previously met on 54 occasions, and both teams seem to be level with 20 victories each, and they have drawn in 14. Wolfsburg have scored 76 goals and conceded 75. In their last five encounters, Wolfsburg have won three and Hertha one, with one draw.
Hertha Berlin 0-3 Wolfsburg 25/08/19
Wolfsburg 1-2 Hertha Berlin 25/01/20
Hertha Berlin 1-1 Wolfsburg 01/11/20
Wolfsburg 2-0 Hertha Berlin 27/02/21
Hertha Berlin 1-2 Wolfsburg 21/08/21
Wolfsburg latest home form
Wolfsburg have recently defeated Paderborn 5-4 in a club friendly match. However, they have been on a poor run form at home. They have gone winless for five games before that, with their last home victory coming 1-0 against Augsburg on November 6. They have lost their last three league games.
Wolfsburg 1-3 Borussia Dortmund 27/11/21
Wolfsburg 1-3 Lille 08/12/21
Wolfsburg 0-2 Stuttgart 11/12/21
Wolfsburg 2-3 FC Koln 14/12/21
Wolfsburg 5-4 Paderborn 04/01/22
Wolfsburg latest away form
Wolfsburg have recently been on a poor run of form on the road, having failed to win in any of their last five away matches. Ther last away victory came 2-0 against Bayer Leverkusen on October 30. They have drawn one and lost four of their last five matches on the road.
Arminia Bielefeld 2-2 Wolfsburg 20/11/21
Sevilla 2-0 Wolfsburg 23/11/21
Mainz 3-0 Wolfsburg 04/12/21
Bayern Munich 4-0 Wolfsburg 17/12/21
Bochum 1-0 Wolfsburg 09/01/22
Hertha Berlin latest home form
Hertha Berlin lost their last game at home 3-1 to FC Koln. However, they have been on a relatively good form at home, having lost just that one out of their recent six. In the five most recent matches, they have won two, drawn two and lost one in the process.
Hertha Berlin 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen 07/11/21
Hertha Berlin 1-1 Augsburg 27/11/21
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Arminia Bielefeld 11/12/21
Hertha Berlin 3-2 Borussia Dortmund 18/12/21
Hertha Berlin 1-3 FC Koln 09/01/22
Hertha Berlin latest away form
Hertha Berlin have recently been on a relatively poor form on the road, as they have won just one of their last five matches. Their last league away victory came on October 16 when they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1. They lost their last away league game 4-0 to Mainz.
Preuben Munster 1-3 Hertha Berlin 26/10/21
Hoffenheim 2-0 Hertha Berlin 29/10/21
Union Berlin 2-0 Hertha Berlin 20/11/21
Stuttgart 2-2 Hertha Berlin 05/12/21
Mainz 4-0 Hertha Berlin 14/12/21
Wolfsburg’s Paulo Otavio, Lukas Nmecha, William and Xaver Schlager all being sidelined until later this year, while Dodi Lukebakio will miss out after contracting COVID-19.
Aster Vranckx, Marvin Stefaniak and Admir Mehmedi are also ruled out until the end of January, with Josuha Guilavogui earning a recall in place of Yannick Gerhardt.
Hertha Berlin news
Korkut will be short of options in attack with Stevan Jovetic having a calf injury, while Krzystof Piatek moved to Fiorentina.
Fredrik Andre Bjorkan, Oliver Christensen, Ishak Belfodil, Deyovaisio Zeefuik and captain Dedryck Boyata will all be absent due to COVID-19, while Rune Jarstein remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Preiction and Odds
The two teams enter the match with just one point separating them, and both will be looking to get further away from the relegation zone.
Both teams have a number of absent players, but we see Wolfsburg striving to win the game with the home advantage to put a positive on their record.
Odds: 1 2.21 X 3.05 2 3.10
Wolfsburg 1-0 Hertha Berlin
Wolfsburg 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Wolfsburg 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Wolfsburg 3-2 Hertha Berlin
Wolfsburg 1-1 Hertha Berlin