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The facts about the games of Hertha and Union – BZ Berlin

The facts about the games of Hertha and Union - BZ Berlin

BZ/dpa Dortmund and Freiburg open the 19th matchday on Friday. Six matches follow on Saturday, two more on Sunday. On Saturday, the two Berlin teams will be in the spotlight. Here are the most important facts.

VfL Wolfsburg – Hertha BSC (Saturday, 3.30 p.m.)

Situation: Both clubs have invested a lot – and both are now in a relegation battle. Wolfsburg in particular is under enormous pressure after eight defeats in a row.
Staff: The VfL professionals Lukebakio and Vranckx and Hertha striker Belfodil have their quarantine behind them. The Berliners are still missing a lot of players with Jovetic, Björkan (injured), Christensen (quarantine), Serdar and Boateng (suspended). The striker Dodi Lukebakio, loaned by Hertha to Wolfsburg, is back in training after his corona infection. He would like to play against Hertha on Saturday (Photo: picture alliance/dpa)
Statistics: Hertha has only won one of the last nine games against Wolfsburg: in January 2020 under coach Klinsmann.
special: Wolfsburg striker Lukebakio scored his only Bundesliga goal this season in the first leg – for Hertha. After that, the Belgian was loaned to VfL.

1. FC Union Berlin – TSG Hoffenheim (Saturday, 3.30 p.m.)

Situation: It’s about the international places. Hoffenheim has three points more than Union and is close to the top teams in the league. The iron can even draw level with a victory on points. Grischa Prömel (right) celebrates with Max Kruse about his goal to make it 2-1 in Leverkusen (Photo: picture alliance / Xinhua News A)
Statistics: The home strong Berliners have only lost four times this season. Hoffenheim travels to the capital with an impressive series: Seven games in a row without defeat.
Staff: Goalscorer Awoniyi is out of Union due to his Africa Cup of Nations action. In addition, Vice-Captain Friedrich is no longer available in defense after his departure. Hoffenheim’s strong offensive is almost complete.

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special: Union’s Max Kruse is something of a Hoffenheim specialist. The now 33-year-old scored nine goals and thus around ten percent of his Bundesliga goals against TSG.

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