Augsburg – Hertha Berlin : Preview & Prediction
Augsburg and Hertha Berlin play at the WWK Arena in a Bundesliga 15th round matchup. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they met in this stadium was on 19-11-2016, in a Bundesliga game that ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Hertha Berlin presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Review of Augsburg
The home team is currently in 7th place with 22 points earned after 6 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, won at home to Wolfsburg by (2-1). In the last match, he won out for Mainz by (1-3). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 7 home games for the league, Augsburg have won 3, 2 draws and 2 losses, having won 11 points out of 21. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Augsburg have been performing well within the German Championship, and have a good time, having only one defeat in the last five rounds, coming from two consecutive victories. The last of them took place outside Mainz in a game where they had less possession and finished less, but was more efficient, leaving the field with three points. Looking at the numbers of the competition, we can see that the great asset of the team has been its defensive system, which is among the five less leaked, having not conceded a goal on four occasions. However, one of the weak points of the club has been the lack of precision in the exchange of passes, which reflects in the low average possession of the ball, facilitating the work adversary. The 4-2-3-1 has been the tactical scheme most used by the coach, who should have no problem climbing the initial eleven.
Review of Hertha Berlin
After 4 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 17 points. In the last match, they lost with Eintracht Frankfurt at home (1-2), after the previous match had won out in a game against Cologne by (0-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last game they played for the Europa League, tied with Östersunds FK at home for (1-1). In the last 6 away games, Hertha Berlin has won 1, 3 draws and 2 losses, having won 6 points out of 18. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score.
Hertha Berlin have a chance to score their second successive away win in the Bundesliga and thus compensate for the bad performances they have been having in the home, where they have lost three of their last four matches. In the last round, the team finished more than double the opponent’s time and was able to open the scoring but was not able to stay ahead and were defeated at home by Eintracht Frankfurt. Just as he showed in this match, the defensive sector has been playing a major role in the team’s unsatisfactory campaign since it has not conceded a goal in just two games and is now among the six most leaked in the competition. Its attack has also left to be desired, being the one that ends less in the championship. It is likely that the coach will organize the team in the 4-2-3-1 or in the 4-4-2, highlighting Leckie working on the right side.
Augsburg – Hertha Berlin : Betting Tips
Augsburg – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70