Hertha Berlin will be looking to build from their brilliant opening day win when they play host to Eintracht Frankfurt at the capital on Friday evening.
Hertha Berlin had an excellent start to the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign with a clinical 4-1 win over Werder Bremen last weekend. That was a perfect response to the embarrassing early exit in the German Cup following a loss to lower-division club Eintracht Braunschweig. The four goals came from four different players – Pekarik, Lukebakio, Cuhna, and Cordoba, showing how balanced their attack was.
With that convincing victory, Bruno Labbadia’s side is positioned at 2nd place in the overall standings. They finished their previous season in the 10th position but Bruno will certainly be angling for a better finish this season Hertha final home loss last season was a 4-1 defeat to Frankfurt. That wound is still fresh and Labbadia’s charges will be looking to correct what they certainly viewed as an anomaly. Their chance at redemption has come early.
Frankfurt finished 9th in the league last season and were a mere 4 points shy of a Europa League qualification. It was, therefore, kind of surprising when they could only share the spoils against promoted side Arminia Bielefeld in their opening match of the season. Andre Silva’s equalizer spared them from an embarrassing outcome in a game they dominated for long spells but just couldn’t make the most of their chances.
That draw took them to 8th place on the log. Adolf Hutter will have to rally his troops to move past the disappointment of that opening match. They got the better of their opponents last season, drawing 2-2 at home and winning 4-1 at the capital. So they come into this game with a bit of confidence.
Hertha’s performance on the opening day of the season was nothing short of spectacular. That said, Werder are a team in shambles at the moment. They barely survived the chop last season and they seemingly haven’t made any major moves in the transfer market to remedy their situation. Hertha Frankfurt meantime, although disappointed by their draw against Arminia, they recognize could easily have won that game. Both of these teams have fairly decent attacking players and we expect they will go all out at each other. We are inclined to back both teams to score @ 1.51 with Blackbet as our initial betting tip. Despite failing to win either of the games they played last season, Hertha have scored the opening goal in each of the last 9 straight head to head matchups against Frankfurt. That last 4-1 home defeat during the homestretch of the last season’s campaign was particularly stinging as they led 1-0 going into halftime but defender Dedryck Boyata red card at the stroke of halftime proved deadly as Frankfurt turned the game around in the second half with 4 goals. We fancy them to come out of the gates firing and we are backing Hertha Berlin to score the first goal @ 1.85 with Blackbet as our final call for this game.
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