Hertha BSC vs. Eintracht Frankfurt / Bundesliga – This is a duel between teams from the middle of the table, and Eintracht is in a slightly better position with two points more than Hertz. The difference was even bigger before the last round in which Hertha celebrated and interrupted a series of three games without defeats, while Eintracht was defeated in their field and ended a series of seven matches in which they did not lose. Hertha also played Europa league, but unsuccessfully as well as the Cup from which they were eliminated, unlike Eintracht. Last season Hertha celebrated in Berlin with 2-0, and the match in Frankfurt ended with a score of 3-3. Begins: 03.12.2017. – 15:30 CET
This is a modest season for Hertha, because this team was already eliminated from the Cup, and they are soon saying goodbye to Europa League, where they did not justify the role of one of the favourites and remained without a placement in the knockout stage. It was under expectations in the championship and they certainly did not expect to be in the bottom of the table. It was worse before last round when they finally played a good match at home. They used all the weaknesses of Cologne and mastered the last ranked team on the table with 2-0, which was their first guest triumph this season.
Coach Dardani is especially happy that striker Ibisevic has finally started playing better, who scored both goals in that match, and he also hit in the previous two rounds. It seems that Ibisevic also received a partner in the attack, because Selke assisted him twice. Lazaro is returning to the starting lineup, and S.Langkamp is also questionable.
Probable lineups Hertha BSC: Jarstein – Weiser, Rekik, Stark(S.Langkamp), Plattenhardt – Maier, Skjelbred – Lazaro, Leckie – Ibisevic, Selke
Eintracht is one of only two teams that have won more points so far, with the proviso that difference in points is the biggest since they won five points more outside of their stadium. They had a nice series of six games without a defeat until last round, or seven if we count the Cup, but Bayer defeated them in Frankfurt with 1-0. It is also interesting to note that all matches of Eintracht this season were uncertain and the victories and defeats were with one goal difference.
The match against Bayer could have ended differently, but they received a goal 15 minutes before the end and they could not respond and it was only the third game this season in which they did not score. Coach Kovac has sent the same team to the field in the previous two rounds. Their game was better than their result and it is possible that the same players will be on the field again, or there might be possibly one change, because Hasebe is ready.
Probable lineups Eintracht Frankfurt: Hradecky – Salcedo(Hasebe), Abraham, Falette – M.Wolf, K.P Boateng, Willems – Gacinovic, Stendera – Haller, Rebic
Hertha BSC vs. Eintracht Frankfurt PICK
Hertha has come to a valuable victory as guest in the last round and now they want to the same at home, where they are playing much better. We believe that the host will play a good match, but Eintracht is very good away, so there will not be a surprise if they get at least a draw.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Hertha
Odds: 1.99 for bet365 (down to 1.90 can be played)