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© IMAGO/nordphoto GmbH / Engler/IMAGO/NordphotoHertha: formHertha looked like taking their top-flight survival push to the final day last week, only to concede a very late equaliser at home to Bochum that confirmed the end of their decade in the Bundesliga – as well as last spot in the table. Victory over Stuttgart three weeks ago is their only win since the end of February, with Pal Dardai’s return failing to re-ignite their push to avoid the trap door. Wolfsburg: probable XICasteels - Bornauw, Guilavogui, Van de Ven - Baku, F. Nmecha, Arnold (c), Svanberg, Kaminski - Wimmer, WindWolfsburg: outLacroix (shoulder), L. Nmecha (knee), Otavio (ankle)Hertha: probable XIChristensen - Pekarik, Rogel, Kempf, Plattenhardt (c) - Tousart, Serdar - Lukebakio, Jovetic, Richter - NgankamHertha: OutBoateng (knee), Cigerci (calf), M.
© IMAGO/Eibner-Pressefoto/Wolfgang Frank/IMAGO/EibnerWolfsburg: formDefeat at Freiburg last time out leaves Wolfsburg in a precarious position in terms of European qualification, a point behind sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen, two ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt in eighth, and not knowing whether seventh will get them into the UEFA Europa Conference League. Unbeaten in six at home and up against already relegated Hertha, there’s a good chance they will be able to bring European football back to the Volkswagen Arena – and that’s not just thanks to their women’s team, who contest the UEFA Women’s Champions League final in a week. Maximilian Mittelstädt (pictured r.
Wolfsburg: personnelNiko Kovac has no new injury concerns heading into the final day, with Maxence Lacroix, Lukas Nmecha and Paulo Otavio the only three still out. He’s therefore likely to go with the same formation and players who’ve started the last three games. It means if Omar Marmoush (pictured) is to make one final appearance for the club, that will be as a substitute before he joins Eintracht Frankfurt.
) misses Hertha’s final Bundesliga game for who knows how long due to suspension for five yellow cards, while Kevin-Prince Boateng, Tolga Cigerci, Marton Dardai and Filip Uremovic sit out the trip to Wolfsburg through injury. Jessic Ngankam could come in up front as part of a reshuffle. It remains to be seen how many of this squad will still be here when the Old Lady kick off life in Bundesliga 2 next season, and whether any youth players are given a chance to shine now ahead of the expected rebuild in the second division.
Dardai (muscular), Jarstein (not considered), Mittelstädt (suspended), Nsona (knee), Sunjic (not considered), Uremovic (concussion)Watch: Hertha Berlin 0-5 Wolfsburg - previous meetingWolfsburg ran away with the previous meeting between the two in January. It was Hertha's biggest defeat of the season and the joint best away win ever for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. 2:03Watch: Freiburg 2-0 Wolfsburg - higlightsWolfsburg were on the wrong end of a spirited showing from top-four chasing Freiburg last Friday.
2:03Watch: Hertha Berlin 1-1 Bochum - highlightsHearts were broken at the Olympiastadion last Saturday. A late Bochum equaliser confirmed Hertha's relegation despite a battling performance. Kovac linksOne man who will be particularly sad to see Hertha depart the Bundesliga is Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac. He played for Hertha from 2003 to 2006 with current coach Pal Dardai and midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng. Dodi dangerDespite the inferior league position, Hertha's top scorer this season, Dodi Lukebakio, has scored almost twice as many goals (11) as Wolfsburg's top scorers (Yannick Gerhardt and Jonas Wind on 6).
VfL Wolfsburg - Hertha Berlin | Season 2022/2023 | BundesligaLiveNewsLine-upsStatsCoach's view: WolfsburgNiko Kovac: "Every single one of us knows what’s at stake on Saturday. We’re sticking with the approach that has made us so successful this season. The lads have been very focused in training. We just have to show that on the pitch tomorrow – then we’ll hopefully have something to celebrate after the game.
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