M'Gladbach Travels to Berlin for a Tough Match against HerthaPublished November 4, 2016 by Florin P
Hertha Berlin goes for its fifth victory in as many home games this season against Champions League concerned M’gladbach (7:30 p.m UK Time).
M’gladbach started the season on a positive note and won back-to-back games. Over the last couple of weeks, they lost steam and are now struggling to return to the first half of the standings. The busy schedule and the injuries plaguing the starting formation caused their downfall. Meanwhile, Hertha is only focusing on the Bundesliga and is on the verge of climbing on the podium.
A Flawless Track Record for Hertha
Hertha’s home matches are some of the best attended in the German first division. Even when they played in the second league, there was no shortage of enthusiastic supporters at the stadium. They are all expected to flock to the Olympiastadion on Friday, when their favorites take on M’gladbach.
The narrow margin defeat suffered over the weekend against Hoffenheim prevented them from reaching the podium. They will have another chance on Friday, as the visitors are still reeling after the intense match against Celtic. Meanwhile, Hertha has no injury concerns and its best players are fit to start in the first 11. The starting formation will feature three strikers, with Ibisevic spearheading the offensive.
No Bundesliga Victory in 40 Days
It’s been more than a month since M’gladbach won a championship game and their chances don’t look good ahead of this fixture. They managed to advance to the next stage of the domestic cup, but they don’t fare too well in the Champions League. Fighting a war on two fronts led to players suffering injuries and fatigue is affecting all their footballers.
On Friday, they will travel to Berlin willing to defend the scoreless draw and would gladly settle for one point. This is in fact the biggest concern for punters willing to bet on Hertha at bet365. A safe alternative would be to take the cover of a 0:0 Asian Handicap at odds of 9/10 and have the stakes returned if the match ends undecided.