Hertha Berlin vs Vfb Stuttgart
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
The Old Lady have been going through a worrying stretch lately. They did have a good campaign in 2019-20, and had finished comfortably in the mid-table. However this time around, they seem to be on a course to end up in the relegation zone.
The team desperately needs a break, and this match-up appears to have come in the right time. The Swabians had been promoted to the top flight just at the end of the last season, and are still getting adjusted to life here.
If Bruno Labbadia’s men have serious aspirations about this campaign, they need to make the most of this fixture, and get back onto their tracks.
Considering the results of previous h2h encounters (particularly the ones at this stadium), it’s expected that Hertha will get the job done.
However, in terms of recent form, they are definitely inferior to that of Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men, and for that reason, it’s doubtful if the hosts will keep a clean sheet.
Hertha vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Old Lady had recorded a 3-1 win at home the last time these two locked horns on the pitch.
- At this venue, the home team are on a four-game winning run.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of the former eleven appearances at this stadium.
- In the past 29 years, the guests have won just twice at this ground.
Hertha vs Stuttgart Prediction
Labbadia’s men had lost 4-3 on the road the last match-day, against Bayern Munich. In the meantime, the Swabians were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leverkusen.
As things stand, the Old Lady have the upper hand. They are taking on an inexperienced team that’s just been promoted to the top flight, and importantly have a great h2h record against them.
In fact, at this stadium, Labbadia’s men have been simply unplayable for the visitors in h2h clashes over the past three decades. Also keep note that the hosts are on a winning run in the past six years at this ground, and have scored two or more goals in every single meeting since.
As such, expect Hertha to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
Still, understand that they have lost three of their last four overall games, while conceding three or more goals. They are also still searching for their very first win at home this season.
Meanwhile, their opposite number were unbeaten in seven of their last eight overall match-ups, and had scored two or more goals in six of these fixtures.
And on the road, they are on a three-match winning run, while having scored a total of seven goals from the previous two away trips alone.
For the reasons, expect Stuttgart to find the back of the net at least once this Saturday.
Hertha vs Stuttgart Betting Tips
Hertha to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).