Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt,
German Bundesliga, Round 33,
Date: Saturday, 7-May-2016,
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT,
Venue: Olympiastadion, Berlin.
Hertha Berlin will face Darmstadt at their home ground on Saturday as they look forward to grab a home win to get a chance to move into the 4th position hoping that Borussia M’Gladbach fails to win their game against Bayer Leverkusen
Hertha BSC are in the 5th position with 49 points, same point with Gladbach in the 4th place. They have been on the decline of late, going 6 games without a win in all competitions, 5 games without win in Bundesliga and 3 straight defeats in their last 3 games.
Hertha BSC are not poor at home, they are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 home games, they have lost 1, drawn 2 and won 3.
Darmstadt are still in danger and could slip into the danger zone if they fail to win this game, they are in 14th position with 35 points, 2 points above the teams in the drop zone.
Darmstadt are having a fluctuating form at the moment, going from 2 successive draws to 2 wins and later 2 straight defeats in their last Bundesliga games, they will hope for a win in this game to go back to winning ways and keep them away from danger.
Hertha Berlin: Team News
Hertha BSC have only 1 missing player, Shawn Kauter (Malleolar injury), the rest of the team is available for selection.
Hertha Berlin: Predicted Line up (4-4-2)
Jarstein – Pekarik, Lustenberg, Langkamp, Plattenhar – Cigerci, Stark, Skjelbred, Weiser – Kalou, Ibisevic
Darmstadt: Team News
Fabian Holland is suspended for the visitors, while Dominik Stroh-Engel and Jan Rosenthal atre still injured.
Darmstadt: Predicted Line-up (4-4-1-1)
Mathenia – Caldirola, Rajkovic, Sulu, Jungwirth – Rausch, Niemeyer, Gondorf, Heller – Vrancic – Wagner.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt: Head-To-Head stats
The teams have met only twice in competitive matches and Hertha have won on both occasions. Their last game at Darmstadt’s home ground ended in a 4:0 victory. Hertha had also kept clean sheets in both matches.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt: Prediction
Both teams are coming into this game on the back of series of defeats which may affect their morale, they are both in a fight to; Darmstadt is battling to avoid the drop whereas Hertha BSC is battling to get into the 4th position. This could make the game difficult and could go either way.
I expect the game not to end in draw which means a side must win.
Best bet: (double chance) any side to win
Big money bet: Darmstadt win.