The Bundesliga game at PreZero Arena this coming Saturday sees visitors Hertha Berlin facing home side Hoffenheim.
A victory is what is necessary for Hoffenheim to overtake Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga table. As they enter the match as favourites, this seems as an opportunity that is just too good to miss out on.
Hertha Berlin hit the target 12 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.2 goals a game. They conceded 2.3 goals per match for a total of 23 goals, while claiming two clean sheets as well.
Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin had to settle for a point each in their most recent match, which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/2.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
Hoffenheim endured a tough spell in their previous three matches, which brought three defeats. They lost 0-1 against B. Dortmund, before Mainz 05 won 1-0, while Freiburg claimed all three points in a 2-1 win. In their last six Bundesliga home matches, Hoffenheim didn't claim a single win. In stead, they've drawn one and lost five, while scoring six and conceding 15 goals.
Hertha Berlin Form
In their previous three matches, Hertha Berlin beat Augsburg 2-0, lost 4-1 against Bayer Leverkusen and drew 1-1 with Mainz 05. Hertha Berlin didn't manage a single away win in their last six Bundesliga matches, but managed zero draws, while suffering six defeats. They conceded 17 and scored four goals themselves.
It seems both Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim have some issues concerning their defence, as they seem to find themselves on the receiving end a bit too often lately. We believe the trend continues on Saturday, and we are rooting for goals.
Hoffenheim won 11 points from their last seven encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won three, scored 12 and let in 11 goals. Hertha Berlin earned ten points from their last six games against teams placed in the bottom six of the Bundesliga table. They scored nine goals in those matches, but also allowed seven goals against on their way to three wins. Hoffenheim have a record of five wins, four draws and 15 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Hertha Berlin enjoy a record of five wins, six draws and 13 defeats in the Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Stats
- Hoffenheim have conceded in the last 21 matches in a row
- Hoffenheim have not won the last 10 matches in a row
- In 11 of the last 13 home matches Hoffenheim played, both teams scored
- Hoffenheim have conceded in the last 13 home matches in a row
- Hoffenheim have lost the last 3 matches in a row without scoring a goal
- In 9 of the last 10 Hertha Berlin away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Hertha Berlin have conceded in 17 of the last 19 away matches
- Hertha Berlin have lost the last 4 away matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 6 of the last 7 away matches Hertha Berlin played, both teams scored
- Hertha Berlin have lost the last 4 away matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 2.5
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Squads
Pellegrino Matarazzo will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Hertha Berlin from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season):
Luca Philipp (0/0), Nahuel Noll (0/0), Oliver Baumann (0/24), Philipp Pentke (0/0), Angelino (0/23), Eduardo Quaresma (0/0), Ermin Bicakcic (0/5), John Anthony Brooks (0/5), Justin Che (0/0), Kevin Akpoguma (0/20), Kevin Vogt (0/18), Ozan Kabak (2/22), Pavel Kaderabek (1/20), Stanley N'Soki (1/14), Angelo Stiller (1/15), Christoph Baumgartner (5/23), Dennis Geiger (1/19), Finn Becker (0/0), Grischa Proemel (1/13), Muhammed Mehmet Damar (0/6), Robert Skov (3/18), Sebastian Rudy (0/15), Thomas Delaney (0/4), Tom Bischof (0/7), Umut Tohumcu (0/5), Andrej Kramaric (5/22), Fisnik Asllani (0/7), Ihlas Bebou (2/9), Jacob Bruun Larsen (1/11), Kasper Dolberg (0/8), Munas Dabbur (5/15).
Hertha Berlin Squad
Listed below is the full squad of Hertha Berlin players that the manager Sandro Schwarz will choose from for the upcoming game:
Oliver Christensen (0/24), Robert Kwasigroch (0/0), Rune Almenning Jarstein (0/0), Tjark Ernst (0/0), Agustin Rogel (0/13), Cimo Roecker (0/0), Filip Uremovic (0/15), Jonjoe Kenny (0/21), Julian Eitschberger (0/0), Marc-Oliver Kempf (0/24), Marton Dardai (1/10), Marvin Plattenhardt (0/21), Maximilian Mittelstaedt (0/12), Pascal Klemens (0/0), Peter Pekarik (0/3), Ivan Sunjic (0/18), Jean-Paul Boetius (0/18), Kevin-Prince Boateng (0/10), Lucas Tousart (3/23), Suat Serdar (4/23), Tolga Cigerci (0/6), Chidera Ejuke (0/15), Derry Scherhant (1/7), Dodi Lukebakio (10/23), Florian Niederlechner (4/21), Jessic Ngankam (2/9), Kelian Wa Saka (0/0), Marco Richter (4/21), Stevan Jovetic (1/11), Wilfried Kanga (2/18).
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Team News
Hoffenheim could have six players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with Hertha Berlin this coming Saturday.
Andrej Kramaric, Fisnik Asllani, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Ozan Kabak, Thomas Delaney and Grischa Proemel nurses various injuries and won't take part for Hoffenheim against Hertha Berlin at PreZero Arena.
Hertha Berlin could have up to seven players on the injured and absent players for their match on Saturday atPreZero Arena
Hertha Berlin need to do without Florian Niederlechner, Wilfried Kanga, Jean-Paul Boetius, Maximilian Mittelstaedt, Marvin Plattenhardt, Jessic Ngankam and Kelian Wa Saka, who are not fit enough to travel to PreZero Arena.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Lineups
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin H2H
Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin had to settle for a point each in their most recent match, which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/2. Hoffenheim usually enjoy playing Hertha Berlin, claiming five wins in the last ten encounters. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 10/11.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Results
Of the last ten encounters between Hoffenheim Hertha Berlin over 2.5 goals came out four times. Odds on over 2.5 goals are at 10/11 with bookies.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the Bundesliga, Munas Dabbur will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Hertha Berlin hope Dodi Lukebakio can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three Bundesliga goals in his last six Bundesliga games.
Hoffenheim scored the first goal of the game in only four of their 10 previous matches played at PreZero Arena. Hertha Berlin scored first in two of their last 10 outings away from home.
Both teams scored five times in the last ten encounters between Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin, while over 2.5 goals came out six times. Hoffenheim scored 1.7 goals on average, while Hertha Berlin pulled 1.4 goals on average. Hoffenheim performed an average of 0.9 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten outings for Hertha Berlin, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.