Hoffenheim vs Hertha: prediction for the Bundesliga match
Hoffenheim are aiming for the European competitions zone, but Sebastian Hoeness' side got off to a shaky start of the season. In first two rounds The Villagers put up a successful performance and picked up four points in games against Augsburg (4:0) and Union (2:2), but team failed to extend that success - now team is alternating wins and losses.
Hoffenheim are currently at the 11th spot in the standings with 11 points in their asset, five points ahead of relegation playoffs zone. In the most recent match The Villagers suffered a heavy defeat to Bayern (0:4), it is their second defeat in three matches. This week, Hoffenheim trashed Holstein (5:1) in the German Cup match.
Hertha signed a number of high-profile players in recent years, but so far Pal Dardai's team is unable to get themselves into a fight for the European competitions zone. The Old Lady completely failed the start of the season, losing first three matches. Hertha recorded the first victory of the season in a match against Bochum (3:1), then team recorded a home victory over Greuther Furth (2:1).
But after a string of successful matches team got into another slump and after nine rounds team is only at the 10th spot in the standings. In the most recent match Hertha recorded a slightly unexpected home victory over Borussia Monchengladbach (1:0). This week, the Old Lady advanced into the round of 16 at German Cup, beating Munster (3:1).
Two out of three most recent draws of Hoffenheim ended with that score
In three most recent home games of Hoffenheim this bet played
In two most recent away matches Hertha scored in each of the halves
Hoffenheim are looking too inconsistent - team is in a shaky form for the second consecutive season. Hertha are also inconsistent - The Old Lady is able to record a victory over such an opponent as Borussia, but before that team lost matches to Freiburg and Leipzig with a total score of 1:8.
Teams are pretty even, Villagers are a slight favourite due to a home advantage, but Hertha should be able to withstand at Sinsheim, The Old Lady can punish the opponent's defensive line for mistakes.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1) for Hertha
Prediction: Handicap (+1) for Hertha
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Both teams are approaching the match in different form - Hoffenheim suffered a heavy defeat to Bayern, while Hertha recorded two consecutive victories and then had a successful Cup match. Capital club is gaining form, though it will be hard to record a victory, but The Old Lady should be able to hold the opponent to a draw.
Our second bet is on a draw