If on Saturday afternoon Hertha BSC and VfB Stuttgart face the 32nd matchday of the Bundesliga, then it is mainly for the Swabians to another final in the fight for relegation. Although the team of the new interim coach Nico Willig celebrated a big-point in the form of the 1-0 success against Gladbach last weekend, the situation is still threatening. The advantage over the first direct relegation place is five points. On the other hand, in order to reach the saving shore, the Stuttgart would have to get seven more than the FC Schalke 04 on the next three weekends, for example. And even if it comes down to the 16th place, you want to go with a good feeling and as much confidence in the two relegation matches against the third of the 2nd Bundesliga.
Football Betting Tips Hertha vs VfB Stuttgart
Given the high importance of the upcoming match, the Swabians will not be unhappy that their opponent is Hertha BSC. The Berlin have obviously made behind the current season a hook and feverish the last final whistle in just over two weeks. The last victory is over two months in the past. In addition, the team of the outgoing coach Pal Dardai succeeded in four of the past five games no own goal. As a result, it is not surprising that bookmakers are finding it difficult to offer lower odds between Hertha and VfB Stuttgart for a tip on the home side, implying a clearer favorite role. The Willig troupe is certainly willing to do their own homework in the struggle for relegation and therefore in our eyes wrongly in the position of the outsider.
Hertha – Statistics & Current Form
Eleven, 13 points ahead of the relegation place and just as many behind on position seven – the yield of the Berlin Hertha reads exactly as gray as the recent appearances of the capital club. At home against the tail at Hannover 96 and last week at Eintracht Frankfurt, the Blue and White had each namely satisfied with a goalless draw.
After all, the performances were somewhat stronger than at 0: 2 in Hoffenheim, the 1: 2 against Dusseldorf and the 0: 5 in Leipzig, extended thereby still the series of winless games. For seven matchdays, the “old lady” has not spotted three times. In four of the past five matches, the BSCler even remained without their own goals. If Ibisevic, Kalou and Co. again scored no goal on Saturday afternoon, the Berlin would set the club negative record in this category. On the other hand, there is also a positive record, because in three consecutive encounters to keep the “white vest”, managed the midfield team in the Bundesliga last three years ago.
Hope for the end of the negative run makes above all the fact that Berlin against no other Bundesliga has such a good home record as against the coming counterparty. For that reason alone, to make a prediction between the Hertha and the VfB Stuttgart on the insecure home side would still not be very clever. It still gives the impression that the motivation of the team has been completely lost at the latest with the announcement of the departure of Pal Dardai.
“We can be a dangerous team when this liberation comes. The scoring chances were already there in the past games. ” – Pal Dardai
The Hungarian coach enjoyed a very good reputation in player circles and brought during his tenure mostly the absolute maximum from the former European Cup participants out. Only now it becomes clear that the blue-whites, for example, performed in the first round above their circumstances and actually have to be settled in the lower table midfield. Only 13 points from 14 rounds and the fourth goals scored in this period underline the thesis as well as the fact that in the domestic Olympic Stadium 2019 so far only one of seven games was victorious. The bottom line is therefore not presumptuous in the encounter Hertha. VfB Stuttgart to examine the odds on the away win more closely.
The still strained staffing situation can be named as an additional argument, because with Lukas Klünter, defensive director Niklas Stark, Vladimir Darida, Palko Dardai or Arne Maier fall several potential regular players injured or suspended. Pal Dardai has to improvise once more. Whether he continues to reach the team after seven matches without a win, however, has to be doubted, especially since the players have subconsciously already switched back a gear and exploit the alibi of the outgoing coach inflationary for themselves.
Expected formation of Hertha:
Jarstein – Lazaro, Lustenberger, Rekik, Plattenhardt – Grujic, Skjelbred – Leckie, Duda, Kalou – Ibisevic
Last Games by Hertha:
27.04.2019 – Frankfurt vs Hertha 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
21.04.2019 – Hertha Vs. Hannover 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
14.04.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. Hertha 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
06.04.2019 – Hertha Vs. Dusseldorf 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
30.03.2019 – RB Leipzig vs. Hertha 5: 0 (Bundesliga)
VfB Stuttgart – Statistics & Current Form
VfB Stuttgart is alive! Who saw the last year’s darling two weeks ago in the 0: 6 defeat at FC Augsburg, would probably have no guessing that the Swabians only a week later home against Borussia Mönchengladbach a big-point would retract. Against the Champions League aspirants from the Rhineland VfB but not undeservedly won 1-0 and thus brought three match days before the end of the season, at least in the race for the relegation place in a comfortable starting position. With five points ahead of 1. FC Nuremberg, the Franks need a small miracle to push the Stuttgart away from 16th place. Nevertheless, it should be a mammoth task for the former German champions to catch up six counters on Schalke 04 or seven points on FC Augsburg, especially since the white-reds in both cases have the much worse goal difference. The challenge in the remaining three games, however, is to do your own homework, to get the maximum out of it and if necessary to go with a good feeling into the relegation.
The hope that in the end, albeit by detours, the league succeeds, has a name: Nico Willig. The interim coach installed in the previous week sparked new fire at the club from the Mercedes city within a very short time and gave the players new self-confidence. For the first time in almost five months, the Stuttgarters played against the foals again to zero and developed despite the defensive stability more offensive urge than in the weeks before.
“We are now greedy and hungry to keep going and building on it.” – Nico Willig
Because of this really good performance against a top team of the Bundesliga and the greatest possible motivation to score in the table cellar, we see the guests on Saturday afternoon even slightly ahead and would therefore try our luck between Hertha and VfB Stuttgart with the odds to an away win. That the Swabians have never celebrated two victories in a row this season and always followed a bust on a threesome, we will deliberately neglect at this point, because despite the largely same staff, stood on Saturday a completely different team with a different face on the field.
With the exception of the still suspended Santiago Ascacibar and injured Steven Zuber, all players are available. It can be assumed that Nico Willig, who sees his first professional engagement in the Bundesliga as a project and, as of now, makes no claims to continue his work, as against Gladbach, will fall back on numerous veterans. Daniel Didavi, Gonzalo Castro, Dennis Aogo and Andreas Beck played in the 1-0 win an important role and even formed the four-man midfield behind the two quick points Gonzalez and Donis. Mario Gomez is still second only. However, captain Christian Gentner is after surviving injury before returning to the squad.
Expected formation of VfB Stuttgart:
Zieler – Pavard, Kabak, Kempf, Sosa – Castro – Beck, Aogo – Didavi – Donis, Gonzalez
Last matches of VfB Stuttgart:
27.04.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs. Gladbach 1: 0 (Bundesliga)
20.04.2019 – Augsburg Vs. VfB Stuttgart 6: 0 (Bundesliga)
13.04.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs Leverkusen 0: 1 (Bundesliga)
06.04.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs. Nuremberg 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
31.03.2019 – Frankfurt vs VfB Stuttgart 3: 0 (Bundesliga)
Hertha vs VfB Stuttgart Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
After 65 games in the highest German league, the Berliners lead the direct comparison with 26 victories (16 draws, 24 defeats). 20 of these 25 successes were celebrated by the capital club in front of their home crowd. In fact, the Swabians have achieved only five away wins in the Olympic Stadium over the past few decades. The last success in Berlin dates from the season 2013/2014. In the first leg of the current season, however, the Stuttgart retained the upper hand. Despite a 1-0 deficit at half-time, the Swabians scored again in the closing stages and came to a 2-1 victory thanks to a Gomez double. Since this was just one of six threes in the current season, we certainly do not lean too far out of the window when we say that the “old lady” may be good for VfB – at least in the 2018/2019 season.
Hertha vs VfB Stuttgart Football Betting Tips
For Rainer Widmayer, currently co-coach of Pal Dardai in Berlin, the upcoming match against VfB Stuttgart is a very special one. Regardless of who will be on the sidelines of the Swabians in the coming season, the 52-year-old native Sindelfinger changes to the Neckar in the summer. That his new club leaves the place on Saturday afternoon as the winner, we think, however, anything less than unlikely. The fact is that in the duel Hertha vs.. VfB Stuttgart the odds for a prediction on the guest in our eyes are too high. The primary reason for this assumption lies in the different starting position of both teams.
Key Facts – Hertha vs VfB Stuttgart tips
Hertha for seven Bundesliga games winless
Stuttgart sent in the previous week at the Willig debut a sign of life
The Berlin have against any other Erstligisten such a good home record as against VfB
While the Hertha just let their playing time and has been waiting for a victory in the Bundesliga for seven games, the motivation on the part of the South Germans is as high as in a long time. Nico Willig has sparked a new euphoria and made a first step towards relegation with the 1-0 victory over Gladbach. With the shown passion and the restored self-confidence it should be possible for the Swabians also on weekends to abduct all three points in the Olympic Stadium, where the “old lady” in the second round won only one of seven matches. We dare between Hertha and VfB Stuttgart therefore a risky tip on the Willig-Eleven and hope that the trend from the previous week continues. Alternatively, it could make sense, the Hertha vs.. VfB Stuttgart odds to keep less than 2.5 goals in view, because offensive fireworks torched both teams rarely from.
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