Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt 98
Date: Wednesday 21st December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Olympiastadion, Berlin.
Hertha Berlin will have a terrific opportunity to bounce back after consecutive league defeats to Werder Bremen and RB Leipzig in the last two rounds. The Blue-Whites are going to host the rock-bottomed Darmstadt, who have lost eight matches in a row in all competitions, including the embarrassing defeat to Astoria Walldorf in DFB Pokal. Pal Dardai was quite optimistic ahead of Saturday’s visit to Leipzig, but his hopes of narrowing the gap at the top were shut down with a yet another magnificent performance from the league’s newcomers.
The Berliners were generally brilliant in the capital winning each of the seven home matches, but they disappointingly lost to Werder Bremen two weeks ago failing to find the net at Olympiastadion for the first time in this season.
Darmstadt could not find the net in last three Bundesliga matches. The caretaker manager Ramon Berndroth is yet to see his team netting, but at least he can be happy with the defensive line, which seems to be working pretty well since Darmstadt conceded a single goal in each of the last two defeats to Freiburg and Bayern Munich.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt 98: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be their 6th head to head encounter. Hertha are better in general winning three times, but Darmstadt were victorious from the last game played at Olympiastadion winning with 1 – 2 after a second half comeback and goals from Gondorf and Wagner.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt 98: Prediction
Hertha are 8/13 to snatch three points on home court which can be considered as a pretty decent value knowing that they have been so dominant at Olympiastadion in this season. The end to Darmstadt’s crisis is nowhere to be seen because of the poor performances up front, which is why we will also take Hertha BSC too keep a clean sheet at 8/11 as an alternative betting option!
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt 98: Betting Tips
Home win 5/8 (1.62)
Hertha BSC to keep a clean sheet 8/11 (1.72).