Hertha Berlin will be welcoming FC Augsburg to Olympiastadion for a game of the 29th round in 2019-20 German Bundesliga on Saturday. The two teams in the lower half of the standings, with Hertha sitting in 10th place with 35 points, while their next rivals are down at 12th place with four points less.
While tenth-placed Hertha Berlin are unbeaten since the resumption of Germany’s top flight, FC Augsburg have recorded four points from their last two fixtures.
The hosts are 10th in the table with 35 points in 28 matches. They are as of now unbeaten in 5 matches on the trot with 2 successes involved.
With 50 goals yielded they are one more team to part with more than what they scored all season. In any case, by late exhibitions, they seem as though they will complete superior to last season.
FC Augsburg is only 4 points beneath their opposition for Saturday. Be that as it may, they have returned to winning ways after a 4 match losing streak.
The away success against a battling Schalke was the pick of the lot followed by a draw to relegation-placed Paderborn.
Hertha Berlin is on a decent move with 5 games without a misfortune, and with just 1 loss in their last 7 games. In their last three games in Bundesliga since its restart, Hertha has scored 9 goals and conceded just 2 goals, a remarkable achievement. Hertha is in 10th spot in the standings with 35 points, 41 scored goals, and 50 conceded goals, if just Hertha’s defense was playing this well before in the season, they would be a lot nearer to the Europa League.
In their midweek match against Leipzig on the road, Hertha was playing great and has had 44% of ball possession, 7 corner kicks, 3 shots on goal, and 81% of the correct passes. Hertha got an early lead, however, Leipzig has tied the game only 15 minutes after. From the 63rd minute, Hertha Berlin was playing with an additional player as Leipzig got the red car, yet in 68th minute Hertha’s goalkeeper committed a horrendous error, and Leipzig was ahead. Hertha tied the game in 82nd minute from a penalty spot and this match finished in a 2-2 draw.
Lukebakio has scored 6 times for Hertha Berlin this season, while Ibisevic included 5 goals. Rekik, Stark, Kraft, and Wolf are harmed, while Kalou is as yet suspended. Hertha is securely outside the transfer zone and their spot in Bundesliga next season is made sure about. For the rest of the season, Hertha can play without pressure.
Augsburg has at long last snapped out from their losing streak with a success a weekend ago against Schalke on the road, yet in their midweek match against Paderborn, Augsburg couldn’t discover the route to the net. FC Augsburg was a marginally better team in that game with 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 76% of the right passes. This match finished in a 0-0 draw.
FC Augsburg is in twelfth place in the standings with 31 points, 4 points outside the relegation zone which will make the rest of the season for Augsburg intense because there are a lot of teams battling to remain outside the transfer zone. The good news for Augsburg is that they haven’t conceded a goal in their last two games which is an away from of progress.
Niederlechner has scored 11 goals and included 6 assists for Augsburg up until now, while Max included 7 goals and 5 assists. Asta and Hahn are the only two harmed players for Augsburg. Staying in Bundesliga was the only goal for Augsburg this season, they didn’t achieve it yet, however, FC Augsburg is close. Augsburg doesn’t have a specific signature game style and the greater part of the games they will let their adversaries have the possession while Augsburg centers around the counter-attacks, a strategy that occasionally works, however more often than not doesn’t.
Hertha Berlin vs FC Augsburg Head-to-head (h2h)
The two sides have a success each in their last 5 meetings in the league. In 4 of those 5 matches both of then found the back of the net. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those games also. Hertha Berlin has never been beaten at home by this opposition.
Less than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their last 5 head to head games here. The two of those most recent conflicts at this ground saw a 2-2 draw on the trot. Hertha is on a 5 match unbeaten run in league fixtures.
Date: 30 May 2020, Saturday
Start Time: 14:30 BST/15:30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin
TV Channel: BT Sport(UK), FOX Sports (US)
Hertha Berlin vs FC Augsburg Prediction
Hertha Berlin stays unbeaten against this opposition before their home crowd. With an unbeaten run going on the league they will be the top choices to get the three points.
Then again, the guests have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches.
The feature is that they scored just 4 goals in those 6 away games failing to inconvenience the scoreboard on 4 events. The hosts have kept a clean sheet in 2 recent league matches. In this way, there are sufficient reasons to back a home success and most likely with a clean sheet.
Augsburg have stayed away from defeat in their last two matches however their failure to beat the side at the foot of the Bundesliga table will worry for them in front of this outing to Hertha.
The hosts earned another noteworthy outcome as they got a point from their visit to RB Leipzig in midweek. They are unbeaten under Bruno Labbadia with his new side truly taking to his techniques and with a lot of danger in the last third, the hosts are probably going to be excessively acceptable here and ought to acquire every one of the three points.
Hertha Berlin vs FC Augsburg Probable lineups
Probable lineup: Cunha – Ibisevic (c), Jarstein – Pekarik, Boyata, Darida, Torunarigha, Grujic – Lukebakio, Mittelstädt – Skjelbred
Out: Kalou (not included), Ascacibar (foot)
Doubtful: Wolf (match fitness), Rekik (knee), Kraft (knock), Plattenhardt (knock), Stark (groin)
Coach: Bruno Labbadia
Probable lineup: Baier (c) – Richter, Luthe – Framberger, Vargas – Niederlechner, Uduokhai, Max – Khedira, Löwen, Jedvaj
Doubtful: Giefer (foot), Finnbogason (knee), Iago (knock), Hahn (tendon), Schieber (calf)
Coach: Heiko Herrlich