Three points continue to be a must for both Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg, but for different reasons, when they meet in the capital on Saturday (15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).
Hertha: Jarstein - Pekarik, Langkamp, Brooks, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred, Darida - Esswein, Allan, Kalou - Ibisevic (c)
Coach: Pal Dardai
Absentees: Weiser (thigh), Darida (suspended), Lustenberger (groin) Schieber (ankle), Duda (thigh), Stark (foot), Stocker (thigh), Kurt (ankle)
Wolfsburg: Casteels - Blaszczykowski, Knoche, Gustavo (c), Gerhardt - Bazoer, Guilavogui - Vieirinha, Arnold, Malli - Gomez
Coach: Andries Jonker
Absentees: Benaglio (back), Bruma (knee), Rodriguez (ankle), Dejagah (light training), Ntep (muscle)
- Hertha have lost four of their last five Bundesliga matches.Berlin already have 12 defeats to their name this campaign, which is already as many as the whole of 2015/16.Pal Dardai’s side won the reverse fixture earlier this season 3-2 thanks to a late penalty from Salomon Kalou. That was the last time Hertha won a point away from home.Despite the number of defeats, the capital club have not been lower than sixth in the table this season.Ninety-eight goals have been scored in matches between Hertha and Wolfsburg so far.Peter Pekarik is on the verge of his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Hertha. The Slovakia international became a Bundesliga champion with opponents Wolfsburg in 2009.