bundesliga.com rounds-up all the vital pre-match news and information ahead of the meeting at the Volkswagen Arena...
Wolfsburg have not entirely written themselves off in the title race and will therefore be keen to bank another three points here to maintain their winning momentum and keep the pressure on Bayern. Hertha are second bottom and need every point they can get to claw their way up the table.
Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking may opt to rotate his starting line-up given that the side played as recently as Thursday evening in Europe. Aaron Hunt (l.) is a doubt after limping off before half-time in that game, while Felipe (rehabilition) and Ivan Perisic (adductor complaints) are the only two definite absentees.
The Wolves who were briefly, or not at all, involved on Thursday evening, went through a brisk session on Friday. pic.twitter.com/jtfhgPY0Wl— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) February 20, 2015
The injury list at Hertha is considerably longer, with Alexander Baumjohann (cruciate ligament), Änis Ben-Hatira (foot), Tolga Cigerci (fitness), Johannes van den Bergh (adductor) and back-up goalkeeper Rune Jarstein (broken finger) all certain to miss the trip westwards.
With a brace in the Europa League on Thursday to complement the seven goals he has scored in four Bundesliga outings this calendar year, striker Bas Dost is in the form of his life and currently the hosts' main dangerman. Indeed, he looks virtually unplayable at present.
That means Hertha centre-back John Anthony Brooks will need to be at the very top of his game if the visitors are to avoid another defeat. The USA international almost matches Dost for height and has won an impressive 74 per cent of his aerial duels so far this season. Keep an eye out for what will be an intriguing tussle.
Dieter Hecking r., (Wolfsburg coach): "I expect Hertha to be very disciplined and to put up a good fight. We lost to them before and now we have the chance to remedy that."
Pal Dardai (Hertha coach): "We need to play like we did against Mainz and be a unit. Every team has a weak point."
Wolfsburg look unbeatable at present: they've taken 10 of a possible 12 points in the Bundesliga since the turn of the year, scoring 13 goals in the process. The Wolves also made light work of Sporting in the Europa League on Thursday. Hertha, meanwhile, have just three points in 2015 and lost 2-0 at home to Freiburg on Matchday 21.
Not that you'd know it by looking at the teams' respective league positions, but Hertha have the upper hand in this fixture. The capital club have won 14 of the 31 top-flight matches contested - including a 1-0 triumph on Matchday 5 in September. The Wolves have earned maximum points just ten times, while there have been seven draws.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Vieirinha, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez - Arnold, Luiz Gustavo - Caligiuri, De Bruyne, Schürrle - Dost
Hertha: Kraft - Pekarik, Brooks, Lankkamp, Schulz - Skjelbred, Lustenberger - Kalou, Stocker, Beerens - Schieber
Check out Dost's quartet of strikes on Matchday 21, and discover who else is in the Bundesliga four-goal club on the league's official YouTube channel: