Hertha Berlin will welcome Augsburg in the 32nd round Bundesliga fixture this Saturday at Olympiastadion. The exciting contest is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm GMT.
The hosts are residing at 9th position in the league table with 42 points from 31 league games. Berlin have managed 10 victories in the season campaign and have faced setback in 9 occasions so far. Courtesy of the decent league form, Hertha are placed under the top 10.
Hertha Berlin managed a 3-0 thumping win over Frankfurt in their last weekend’s away fixture. Despite having less possession and fewer chances in front of the goal, Pal Dardai’s men capitalized in the created chances which handed them a resounding victory over close rivals. Prior to the emphatic victory, the home side have managed two wins in a row which boosts their confidence ahead of the weekend’s clash.
Meanwhile, the visitors are placed at 11th position in the league table with 40 points from 31 league games, and are trailing Saturday’s opponent by mere two points. In the process, Augsburg have registered 10 wins and 11 defeats alongside 10 league draws. Considering their decent season campaign, the visiting side are hoping to finish under top 10 in the league standings.
After going through four-game winless run, Manuel Baum’s men managed a 2-0 comfortable victory over Mainz in their last weekend’s home outing. Michael Gregoritsch and Alfred Finnbogason scored two goals for the struggling side handing them a much-needed confidence ahead of the final league phase.
The home side are facing a series of injury absentees ahead of the weekend’s clash. Star-striker David Selke remains doubtful for the home fixture following a concussion.
Meanwhile, defender duo of Karim Rekik (toe injury) and Florian Baak (gastrointestinal discomfort) remain doubtful for Saturday’s clash.
Similarly, Midfielder Nikalas Stark is sidelined for the face-off following a broken nose.
Furthermore, defender Maximilian remains out of the action for the home side due to the hip injury.
The visitors too have a injury list of their own. Midfielder Daniel Baier is doubtful for Saturday’s away clash following the illness.
In addition, defender duo of Raphael Framberger (ankle injury) and Kilian Jakob (broken knee cap) are ruled out of the season.
Furthermore, midfielder Ja-Cheol Koo seems to be recovering from his late sustained knee injury which keeps him away from the away fixture.
Hertha Berlin vs Augsburg Prediction
The reverse fixture between these two sides ended all square as both the clubs shared one point each in 1-1 draw. However, analyzing the recent league momentum, the home side look more worthy of bagging all three points this Saturday.
With competitive football in display, we predict a 2-1 win for the home side.
Hertha Berlin vs Augsburg Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Hertha Berlin vs Augsburg the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Augsburg. In bet365, the odd for Augsburg winning the game is 14/5, and for Hertha Berlin, it is 1/1. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 23/10.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, then you can go for Augsburg’s Alfred Finnbogason. The talented striker has scored 4 goals in last 4 league matches including the last weekend’s goal against Mainz.