Hertha Berlin welcome bottom half team Darmstadt 98 to their home this weekend as they look to end a winless streak of 5 games in the Bundesliga. In fact, they have managed a single point out of the available 15 and haven’t won a game since the 19th of March. This seems like a poor end to the season for Hertha who have played really well all of the campaign. The worrying part is their defense which has been leaking goals in the last few matches. They have conceded at least 2 goals in each of their 5 games and this might pose a problem again for the hosts.
Darmstadt 98, on the other hand, find themselves surprisingly near the bottom of the table which might come as a surprise to many. They have had a decent season but a run of bad games in the last few matches has led them precariously close to the drop zone. Last week, they suffered a disastrous 1-2 defeat to Frankfurt after taking a lead. This is the 12th time in the season that they have lost a game after going ahead. In fact, they have kept a clean sheet in all competitions only once in the last 7 games. They face even tougher opposition next week, for the last match of the season, in Borussia Moenchengladbach, so the importance of taking points to ensure survival is of paramount importance in this match. While we might be swaying towards Hertha to get all 3 points this time around, the current form of both the teams makes it unpredictable to pick a clear winner. Rather it is safer to go for both teams to score as neither of the teams are having a great time at the back and are shipping goals aplenty.
Best Bet – Both teams to score