|Champions League candidates Borussia Mönchengladbach host relegation contender Hertha Berlin on Saturday evening. The Borussia are obviously be expected to win this match, just they are anything else than in good form these days.
Towards the end of a great season Mönchengladbach
are hitting the wall, just one of the last six matches could have been won. Further on the Borussia stand ten points ahead of the 5th place, still the qualification for the Champions League seems very likely. Since weeks resoluteness and the stubborn will are missing, also the former strong defense didn't act as solid as before. Mönchengladbach had been unbeaten at home until two weeks ago, when they lost 1:2 against Hoffenheim, despite a 1:0 lead up to the 77th minute.
In big trouble are Hertha Berlin
, lie already four points behind a non-relegation position. The engagement of the legendary Otto Rehagel seemed to turn out in another flop until they won 3:1 in Mainz two weeks ago. Last Saturday his team played well again against Wolfsburg, dominated and had tons of chances. But the old problem occurred, the conversion of chances. Once again Hertha were unable to score and despite they played pretty good, lost 1:4 at the end. However, Hertha are doing much better away from home anyway, lost only six of 13 away matches (3-5-6). VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Hertha BSC Berlin
Bundesliga: Round 29
Date: 7 April 2012 - 18:30 CET
Stadium: Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
Keeper: ter Stegen
Defenders: Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems
Midfielders: Nordtveit, Neustädter - Herrmann, Arango
Forwards: Hanke, Reus
Booked: - Hertha Berlin:
Defenders: Lell, Hubnik, Janker, Kobiashvili
Midfielders: Niemeyer, Ottl - Rukavytsya, Raffael, Ben-Hatira
Injured: Franz, Lustenberger, Mijatovic, Ronny
Both teams just clashed in German Cup in February. Mönchgladbach won 2:0 in extra time, but the decisive 1:0 penalty was caused by a dive from De Camargo.
Hertha couldn't win one of the last four matches against the Borussia. But they lost only two of the last seven visits at Mönchengladbach.
Clouds at 7 °C are expected in Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening.
Last meeting: 8 February 2012, Hertha Berlin - Mönchengladbach 0:2 i.e. (German Cup)
Wins Mönchengladbach: 19
Wins Hertha Berlin: 22
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- D/W/L/L/L Hertha Berlin
Mönchengladbach clear favourite on paper, but well out of form these days. Hertha can do better as it seems in the table, so the value appears on the away side in this match.
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