Hertha is far away from their best form, as the side still has no victory in 2018, coming from their third consecutive game in Bundesliga without three pointer. They firstly suffered defeat away to Stuttgart, took a point in a 1:1 draw at home against Dortmund, but also got just a draw last time out away to Werder Bremen in a goalless game.
However, this time they can be satisfied with a point taken, since the home team looked way better on the field and especially in the second halftime it looked like it was only a matter of time when they will score the leading goal.
In any way, Hertha is having far from impressive season all way long till now, having only twenty-six points earned which puts them on eleventh position only – already six points less than Europa League placed Leipzig.
Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein is doubtful and probably won’t be risked with him, while injured remain central defender Kari Rekik (16/2), midfielders Mitchell Weiser (18/1), Ondrej Duda (9/1) and couple of more who anyway didn’t perform this season.
Hoffenheim, on the other side, is also in a terrible momentum now, coming from four matches without a victory, recording three defeats and just a draw in those last four. At least in their defense, they couldn’t do much more last time out when the side got defeated 5:2 against Bayern Munich away from home.
They even made a right start into the match, took the double lead in first twelve minutes thanks to goals from Uth and Gnabry, but once the Bavarians increased the tempo it was very difficult to stop them since Bayern leveled up the result already in twenty fifth minute via Levandowski and Boateng, while they cruised to a victory in the second half.
Goalscorers were Coman, Vidal and Wagner while the visitors looked very passive in the repetition. Similar to Hertha they are in the middle of the table with twenty-seven points earned, five less than Europa League placed Leipzig.
Visitors continue to miss goalkeeper Gregor Kobel who didn’t perform in Bundesliga, but also midfielder Lukas Rupp (12/1). Midfielder Kerem Demirbay and forward Mark Uth are doubtful with chances to play.
~ Hoffenheim have failed to win their last 5 away matches (Bundesliga).
This game comes as very important for both sides, since it can be one of the last wake up calls for both of them in a fight for the European exit. Having that in mind, but also that they both work in offensive than their defensive rate goes, I see plenty of to choose over goals with quite valuable odds in my eyes.