Fixture: Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt
Competition: German Bundesliga 2016-17
Date: Wednesday, 21th December, 19:00 GMT
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin).
Pal Dardai’s side are in uncharted territory this season after losing their last two Bundesliga games, including their first at home - against SV Werder Bremen - and the 2-0 defeat last time out at RB Leipzig. However, the Old Lady can end the first half of the season with the league’s best record on home turf with a win over Darmstadt, who are yet to win a point on the road this season.
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The Lilies have looked a better side under interim coach Ramon Berndroth but are still yet to reap the rewards of those improved performances after back-to-back 1-0 defeats. It took a thunderbolt from Douglas Costa for FC Bayern München to snatch the three points against Darmstadt on Sunday, but the Bundesliga’s bottom side will head to the capital with increased confidence from these displays.
Hertha have lost two Bundesliga games in a row for the first time this season.
The Old Lady have not scored in their last two games; Darmstadt are scoreless in their last three Bundesliga matches.
The Lilies won 2-1 on their last visit to Berlin on 7th May 2016 to secure their Bundesliga safety. That was their last victory away from home.
Vedad Ibisevic had a hand in three of Hertha’s five goals against Darmstadt last season (2 goals and an assist).
Hertha’s biggest win under coach Pal Dardai was a 4-0 victory a year ago in Darmstadt.
Hertha and Darmstadt have had the fewest attempts on goal this Bundesliga campaign, with 149 and 146 shots respectively. However, the Old Lady have twice as many goals (22) as the Lilies (11).
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt: Preview
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt match is going to be held on 21th December at Olympiastadion Berlin. It’s an important football clash between two German football teams where both the teams will try to give their best efforts to win this match of German Bundesliga 2016-17 season. Hertha Berlin suffered a 2-0 away defeat against RB Leipzig and Darmstadt suffered a 0-1 home defeat against Bayern Munich in their previous league matches.
At the moment, performance of Hertha Berlin side is overall good and they have secured 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats along with 4th position in German Bundesliga 2016-17. In other side Darmstadt is performing poor and they have secured 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats along with bottom position in the German Bundesliga table. Hertha Berlin will start the match as favorite against Darmstadt in this crucial fixture of German Bundesliga at Olympiastadion Berlin.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt: Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have played 5 matches against each other in all the competitions. Hertha Berlin has registered 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat against Darmstadt. Darmstadt has scored 2 goals against Hertha Berlin and concedes 7 goals against them.
Hertha Berlin suffered a 1-2 home defeat against Darmstadt in their last meetings in the match of German Bundesliga on 7th May, 2016.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt: Prediction
Darmstadt will try their best to secure at least an away draw from this match and Hertha Berlin will try to a home win from the fixture. Hertha Berlin is better side to compare Darmstadt when they will play against each other at Olympiastadion Berlin.
Predicted result will be a home win for Hertha Berlin.
Hertha Berlin vs Darmstadt: Betting Tips
Asian Handicap : Hertha Berlin -1.0 at 2.10