Hertha BSC 10-8-12, Eintracht Frankfurt 10-5-15
6/13/20 9:30 am
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Hertha BSC is hosting Eintracht Frankfurt at Olympiastadion in round 31 in German Bundesliga.
Hertha has been playing surprisingly well, especially since the season restart and they lost only 1 of their last 5 games. During those 5 games, Hertha has scored 11 goals, while conceding only 3 goals. In their Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund last weekend, Hertha was the weaker team with only 37% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 80% of the correct passes. It was a tough game for Hertha where they played solid defense, but Borussia was still able to score a goal and Hertha lost this match 1-0. With 38 points, 43 scored goals, and 51 conceded goals, Hertha is in 9th place in the standings. Far from the relegation zone, and still close to the Europa League, only 5 points away from 7th place. Lukebakio is Hertha’s top goalscorer with 6 goals, while Ibisevic added 5 goals. Ascacibar, Wolf, Plattenhardt, Cunha, Kraft, and Netz are all injured, while Kalou is suspended. The injury list is quite long for Hertha and that will certainly have a big impact on their game for the rest of the season. There are a few teams that are still fighting to get to the Europa League, but I don’t think Hertha is one of those teams because Hoffenheim is playing better soccer and they will most likely join Wolfsburg in the Europa League.
Just when I thought Eintracht is getting the hang of the rest of their season, Eintracht lost 2 games in a row, one in Bundesliga and one in the DFB Pokal against Bayern Earlier this week. Eintracht has lost 2-1 against Bayern and got knocked out of the DFB Pokal. In Bundesliga standings, Frankfurt is in 11th place with 35 points and it’s unlikely they will go up in the standings, but of their bad game continues, they will certainly go down. Offensively, Eintracht has been solid with 49 scored goals, but their defense has been a disaster with 55 conceded goals. In their last Bundesliga match against Mainz at home last weekend, Eintracht has had 66% of ball possession, but 0 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Eintracht has conceded 1 goal in each half and they lost this match 0-2. Andre Silva and Martin Hinteregger have both scored 8 goals for Eintracht this season, while Paciencia added 7 goals. Filip Kostic added 11 assists for Eintracht Frankfurt. Fernandes and Paciencia are both injured and will not be playing in this match. With the season as bad as Eintracht is having, it’s good that they are outside the relegation zone, but I’m afraid that Eintracht won’t play in the European competition next season, which might be a good thing because they can focus only on Bundesliga.
In the last 16 games that Hertha played against Eintracht at home, Hertha has won 10 games, Eintracht has won 5, while 1 match ended in a draw. Eintracht had a midweek game against Bayern, and that will certainly impact players’ fitness level for this match. Both Hertha and Eintracht can score some goals no matter who they play against, and their respectful defenses are inconsistent which brings me to the conclusion that we could see some goals in this matchup.