Prediction and odds for the game: Hertha Berlin (10/11) v Augsburg (11/4)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday, 30th May 2020, Kick-off 14:30
Where: The Olympiastadion Berlin
On Saturday afternoon, Hertha Berlin host Augsburg at the Olympiastadion in the German capital, as the home side look to continue their recent revival in the Bundesliga.
The home side’s recent resurgence continued last time out as they drew 2-2 with RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena. The draw made it five Bundesliga games unbeaten for Bruno Labbadia’s side, who have moved up to tenth place in the league. They are now just seven points adrift of the European spots, although the good recent run of form may have come just too late to land a top-six spot this season.
A big improvement in front of goal has played a pivotal role in Hertha’s recent revival, as they have now scored at least two goals in their last five league outings.
One thing that new coach Labbadia will be aiming to put right is Hertha’s recent home record. They have won just two of their last 11 matches on home soil. However, the fact that they have taken four points from their last two home matches in the top-flight is encouraging for Hertha.
The visitors are two places and four points behind the home side in the table. Last time out Heiko Herrlich’s side drew 0-0 with struggling Paderborn, which was a disappointing result after a 3-0 win over Schalke in their previous game. The win in Gelsenkirchen ended a run of three straight defeats and six league games without a victory for the visitors.
Their recent Bundesliga games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five league outings. The fact that they have conceded at least two goals in five of their last eight Bundesliga outings has been one of the main causes of their recent high-scoring games.
The previously mentioned win over Schalke ended a run of five straight away defeats for Augsburg in the German top-flight. The run also ended a run of four away matches without registering a goal for the visitors. They have been woeful in defence in recent away games, conceding at least two goals in six of their last seven matches on their travels in the Bundesliga.
Augsburg have found Hertha difficult opponents of late, as they have beaten the team from the capital in just one of the last ten meetings between the two teams.
Hertha are looking like a team full of confidence under Bruno Labbadia. The draw at RB Leipzig was impressive and we are backing the home team to record another victory in this encounter. They have been prolific in attack of late, while Augsburg have been poor defensive, so we are also backing over 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 10/11 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11 (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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