Hertha BSC vs. Augsburg 5/30/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hertha BSC 9-8-11, Augsburg 8-7-13
5/30/20 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (-138), Under 2.5 (+110)
Hertha BSC is welcoming Augsburg to Olympiastadion in round 29 of German Bundesliga.
Hertha is on a nice roll with 5 games without a loss, and with only 1 loss in their last 7 games. In their last three games in Bundesliga since its restart, Hertha has scored 9 goals and conceded only 2 goals, quite the accomplishment. Hertha is in 10th place in the standings with 35 points, 41 scored goals, and 50 conceded goals, if only Hertha’s defense was playing this well earlier in the season, they would be much closer to the Europa League. In their midweek match against Leipzig on the road, Hertha was playing well 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, but Leipzig has tied the game just 15 minutes after. From the 63rd minute, Hertha was playing with an extra player as Leipzig got the red car, but in 68th minute Hertha’s goalkeeper made a terrible mistake and Leipzig was ahead. Hertha tied the game in 82nd minute from a penalty spot and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Lukebakio has scored 6 times for Hertha this season, while Ibisevic added 5 goals. Rekik, Stark, Kraft, and Wolf are injured, while Kalou is still suspended. Hertha is safely outside the relegation zone and their spot in Bundesliga next season is secured. For the rest of the season, Hertha can play without pressure.
Augsburg has finally snapped out of their losing streak with a win last weekend against Schalke on the road, but in their midweek match against Paderborn, Augsburg couldn’t find the way to the net. Augsburg was a slightly better team in that game with 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 76% of the correct passes. This match ended in a 0-0 draw. Augsburg is in 12th place in the standings with 31 points, 4 points outside the relegation zone which will make the rest of the season for Augsburg tough because there are a lot of teams fighting to stay outside the relegation zone. The good news for Augsburg is that they haven’t conceded a goal in their last two games which is a clear sign of improvement. Niederlechner has scored 11 goals and added 6 assists for Augsburg so far, while Max added 7 goals and 5 assists. Asta and Hahn are the only two injured players for Augsburg. Staying in Bundesliga was the only goal for Augsburg this season, they did not accomplish it yet, but Augsburg is close. Augsburg doesn’t have a certain signature game style and most of the games they will let their opponents have the possession while Augsburg focuses on the counter-attacks, a tactic that sometimes works, but most of the time doesn’t.
The trends are mixed here and most of the games between Hertha and Augsburg ended in a draw. When playing at home, Hertha has not lost to Augsburg in their last 8 games. Hertha is scoring a lot of goals, but their defense is inconsistent, while Augsburg on the other hand can score goals, but they don’t do it as much as Hertha. I will take Hertha and goals here.