Hertha Berlin Vs Mainz Betting Tip: Hertha Berlin – 8 February 2020

Hertha can add to Mainz misery?

Jarstein Rune /Hertha BSC Berlin ©imago images / Laci Perenyi 07.02.2020

Hertha Berlin Vs Mainz 05

Saturday 8th February 2020 – 14:30 Kick-Off
German Bundesliga
Pick: Hertha Berlin to WIN
Odds: Evens
Bookmaker: Ladbrokes

(All betting odds displayed were correct at time of writing: 5th February 2020 at 18:45)

Preview: A crucial meeting takes place in the German capital on Saturday afternoon, at the Olympiastadion, as clubs desperate to avoid relegation clash in earnest. Hertha Berlin have one win from the last seven Bundesliga matches staged at home but must be licking their lips ahead of Mainz‘s arrival, with the visitors on a four-game losing streak.

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Hertha Berlin Preview – Klinsmann gradually steadying the ship?

The club made headlines at the end of the January transfer window when the sum of its transfer business exceeded all others in Europe. An array of positions were bolstered but perhaps the most telling recruitment was made in the forward department, with Krzysztof Piatek brought in from AC Milan to hopefully add a clinical edge to a Hertha Berlin (13th – W6 D5 L9) side that struggled to find the back of the net with enough regularity so far this season. Only two teams averaging fewer than their 1.2 goals per game.

Piatek, a 24-year-old Polish international with 5 goals in 10 appearances for his country, wasted little time opening his account for his new employers. Introduced from the bench during last weekend’s goalless draw at home with Schalke, the predatory striker netted the opening goal during the DFB Pokal Cup clash in Gelsenkirchen away to Schalke. It was to prove somewhat in vain, however, as Hertha let slip a 2-0 lead and subsequently bowed out of the competition following a 3-2 loss in extra-time.

A swift return to Bundesliga action then, on a sour note admittedly. The Old Lady resume their league commitments 13th in the table, only six points clear of the relegation positions that their substantial winter investment was seemingly designed to avoid. Their league form is much-improved of late, though, with Klinsmann overseeing one loss in the last seven league encounters (W3 D3 L1 – that a 4-0 reverse at home to leaders Bayern). Although they have won only once at home since October (W1 D2 L4 since).

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3/1

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Mainz Preview – Another five-star away performance far-fetched?

Is the writing on the wall already? There are still fourteen fixtures remaining to salvage their deteriorating season but, rather ominously, this now constitutes as the worst start to a Bundesliga campaign in the club’s history. Mainz (15th – W6 D0 L14) current total of 18 points from the opening 20 rounds matches the efforts at this stage back in 2006/07 – which culminated in their one and only ever relegation from the German top-flight.

A far more ominous statistic will be the four consecutive defeats the team recently fell to, last picking up points away to Werder Bremen on 17 December. The latest among those a 3-1 reverse at home to leaders Bayern Munich, which came after losses sustained against Leverkusen (0-1), Freiburg (1-2) and Monchengladbach (3-1). Bizarrely, maximum points were attained in two of their past four away encounters, hitting five goals on both occasions at Bremen and Hoffenheim (1-5).

In fact, Mainz possess an identical record when it comes to playing home and away (W3 D0 L7). The only constant being the lack of draws – Die Nullfunfer are still to finish a league fixture level in 2019/20, making them the only side without a draw thus far. That should simplify the Match Odds market, all-but-eliminating the stalemate from the equation. Though their dire form of late would only strengthen the prospects of the home side celebrating come full-time – that is unless another bizarre five-goal away haul is imminent?
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Betting Summary

Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t seem to be to everyone’s liking as a manager, with the football often not the most entertaining. What he has done, though, is solidify a side that was leaking too many goals prior to his arrival. Hertha Berlin are much more difficult to beat now, exemplified by a run of one loss in seven (W2 D4 L1) whilst keeping four clean sheets. A lack of goals (only 5 in this timeframe) continues to hold them back, however.

Hertha Berlin Vs Mainz – Key Facts:

  • Hertha Berlin lost one of their last seven Bundesliga matches (W3 D3 L1) but won only once at home in four months (W1 D2 L4).
  • Mainz are in trouble after four straight league defeats, with their figure of 47 goals conceded more than any other team in the Bundesliga.
  • Three of the past four league encounters in Berlin were won by Hertha, who scored exactly two goals on all three occasions.

Hertha Berlin have tightened up considerably lately, which must bode well ahead of welcoming a downtrodden Mainz outfit reeling from four successive defeats. Hertha’s record at Olympiastadion isn’t ideal (one win from last seven). The visitors this weekend are toiling right now, though, and seem plum for the taking. A Home Win to Nil has obvious appeal, all things considered, at 3/1 (Coral).

Best Betting Odds for Hertha Berlin Vs Mainz

Hertha Berlin – Evens Ladbrokes
Draw – 11/4 Betway
Mainz – 11/4 Unibet


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