Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hertha Berlin
Eintracht took the lead away to Mainz last Monday night, via Hinteregger in the 33rd minute, but stood to play with a man less right before the halftime's whistle and it changed everything.
Even during the first halftime they had more of the ball possession but were dangerous with the fast transition, however, the team failed to cope with the offensive phases of the opponents in the second halftime.
They weren't able to threaten further in the last twenty minutes of the game when they got already reverted. The side is now five points behind the European zone already, also having six more than the red zone placed Hertha and surely approach this match very seriously.
Defender Abraham (8/1) and goalkeeper Trapp (6/0) are both out for the home side. Forward Dost (8/3) is doubtful for the moment with a muscle injury.
Hertha is going from bad to worse all season long, most recenly coming from a 1:2 loss at home against Dortmund.
Sancho and Hazard opened up the home side with goals already in the first twenty minutes, while the hosts replied via Darida in the 34th minute.
It would have been a usually fine result, however, Hertha had a man more for the entire second halftime as Hummels got excluded just before the halftime whistle. Even so, with exception of a bit more of the ball possession, team from Berlin really failed to do proper and concrete things in the attack.
The visitors should miss goalkeeper Jarstein (12/0) due to suspension. Forward Leckie (4/0) is again out injured with a knee problem.
Eintracht is doing decently in the new season, but their real reason for underperforming a bit was a lack of consecutively good results. Hertha is not even close to that this season and doesn't look that reliable on the road.
The hosts have better potential in attack and if they remind of themselves in typical home matches, it should be their victory this time.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hertha Berlin prediction
Eintracht Frankfurt -0.5 Asian HandicapOdds: 1.85 at Bet365
Result: 2-2 LOST (-8 units)
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