Hertha vs Darmstadt by Sors
Hertha: Jarstein – Pekarik, Lustenberger, Plattenhardt, Hegeler – Kalou, Allan, Haraguchi, Stark – Schieber, Ibisevic
Darmstadt: Esser – Holland, Fedetskyi, Sulu, Niemeyer – Rosenthal, Heller, Gondorf, Vrancic, Sirigu – Schipplock
Hertha come into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats at the hands of Bremen on Dec. 10 (0-1/home) and Leipzig last Saturday (0-2/away), but while defeat in Leipzig was somewhat expected, the hosts played well against Bremen and should regret for losing that game.
However, the hosts are still among the first six teams in the standings, mainly due to their good results on this stadium, where they’ve recorded six wins in seven games this season (6-1-0 13/4).
Mitchell Weiser (d / 11+1) got injured in the last match against Leipzig and is out for the home team, as well as Sebastian Langkamp (d / 12+0) and John Brooks (d / 9+0).
The guests continue to struggle mightily, as Darmstadt suffered a 0-1 loss at home against Bayern Munich last Saturday – eighth consecutive for this team after those against Walldorf (0-1/away), Leipzig (0-2/home), Leverkusen (2-3/away), Ingolstadt (0-1/home), Schalke 04 (1-3/away), Hamburger (0-2/home) and Freiburg (0-1/away).
In addition to that, Darmstadt failed to score in six of its last nine competitive games and remains the only team in the league that is still without a single point away from home (0-0-7 4/18).
Alexander Milosevic (d / 13+0), Immanuel Hohn (m / 10+0) and Denis Oliynyk (m / 3+1) will miss this match due to injuries, while Peter Niemeyer (m / 7+0) and Anis Ben-Hatira (m / 10+1) are doubtful.
I think that the home team will manage to win three points from this match.
|Hertha||Pinnacle||1.66||8||2-0 WON (+5.28 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.