Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin
German Bundesliga 2016/17
Date: Sunday, 30th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Rhein-Neckar Arena, Sinsheim.
It is a top of the table clash when Hertha took the long trip from Berlin to Mannheim to meet Hoffenheim for the Bundesliga clash on Sunday afternoon, 30th October 2016.
Hoffenheim suffered their competitive defeat of the season when Koln toiled to a 2-1 win in the DFB Pokal fixture this mid-week. Back in Bundesliga they hold on to their unbeaten record with 4 wins and 4 draws from their 8 matches so far. Interestingly, they started off with 4 consecutive draws before turning off the heat to pick up 4 wins in a row. They are also the third highest scoring team in the league with 16 goals, behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Hertha Berlin on the other hand, were defeated only once this season and that came in their away trip to take on defending Champions Bayern Munich. They registered 5 wins in Bundesliga so far this season along with 2 draws and are currently third in the table, 1 point and spot above Hoffenheim. Hertha perform slightly better at home as they have won 4 out of 4 in their stadium. While they managed only 1 win on the road, with 2 draws and 1 defeat.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-Head Stats
Hoffenheim are on a two match winning run at home against Hertha Berlin. They also registered 3 wins from the last 4 Bundesliga clashes, suffering 1 defeat which came in the reverse leg last season at Berlin.
Besides, their mini success against Hertha in recent seasons, Hoffenheim’s home record look impeccable as they have won in 4 of the 5 matches at the Rhein-Neckar Arena, losing just once.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
This is a clash between two evenly matches sides on top of their form. Hertha Berlin is a bit weakened with the latest injuries to playmaker Vladimir Darida and defender Marvin Plattenhardt. They will be also without the services of suspended Valentin Stocker. With Pal Dardai forced to make so many changes to his starting eleven for this match, Hoffenheim will head into this game as slight favourites. And it is very likely that they could edge this one with the support from their home fans.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin: Betting Tips
Hoffenheim to win an Over 2.5 goals at 12/5 (3.40)
Both Teams to Score at 1.70 (7/10).