Borussia M’gladbach 19-5-9, Hertha BSC 11-8-14
6/27/20 9:30 am
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Borussia M’gladbach is hosting Hertha BSC at Borussia-Park in round 34 of German Bundesliga.
Borussia is a great team, but they are still in danger of losing their Champions League spot. If M’gladbach losses their game this Saturday, and Leverkusen wins their game, Borussia will go to the Europa League. With a win in this match, and if Leipzig losses or draws their match, M’gladbach will jump to third place and their Champions League spot will be secured. M’gladbach has scored 64 goals this season and is one of the best offensive teams in Bundesliga, and their defense has been solid with 39 conceded goals. In their last Bundesliga game against Paderborn on the road, Borussia has had 51% of ball possession, massive 11 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes. Borussia M’gladbach has won this game 1-3. Plea and Thuram have each scored 10 goals for M’gladbach, while Plea also added 10 assists, and Thuram added 7 assists. Stindl has scored 9 goals for Borussia M’gladbach this season. Zakaria, Thuram, and Strobl are all injured and will miss this last game of the season. When push came to shove, Borussia has always given their maximum on the field and it usually paid out, hopefully it will be the same in this match.
In their last 8 games since the restart of the season, Hertha was playing well and they have 4 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. Hertha has scored at least 1 goal in 7 of their last 8 games, while they were able to keep a clean sheet in 5 of said 8 games. Hertha doesn’t have a chance to get to the Europa League spot, but they can drop a few spots if they lose this game, but it wouldn’t matter because Hertha is far outside the relegation zone. Lukebakio has scored 7 goals for Hertha this season, while Ibisevic added 6 goals, and Cunha has 5. Ascacibar, Wolf, Kraft, Netz, Dilrosun, Mittelstadt, Rekik, and Skjelbred are all injured, while Kalou is still suspended. In their last Bundesliga game against Leverkusen, Hertha was solid with only 31% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and low 65% of the correct passes. Despite having a much smaller possession in this game, Hertha was incredibly effective and has scored 2 goals, one in each half. In the end, Hertha has won this game 2-0. Maybe if the season wasn’t forcibly paused due to the Covid-19, Hertha would have been a lot higher in the standings because they were in a great form, but even this is not bad and Hertha can be completely satisfied with this season. In some way, Hertha can be happy that the season is over because of all of the injuries on their roster.
The trends are mixed here, but M’gladbach was dominant in this matchup while playing at home. I’m not sure if Hertha can pull a surprise once again after last week, but I’m not willing to bet on it. I think M’gladbach gets the win they need here.