Hertha BSC vs Hoffenheim: Match preview
This Bundesliga round will bring us a match from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin where the home team of Hertha will welcome the refreshed Hoffenheim. Both teams are in the middle of the table, so this can be a turning point for both of them.
Hertha BSC team news:
Hertha has won only one of the last eleven matches with Hoffenheim, but the form of Čović’s squad in recent weeks says that they have something to look forward to in Berlin. Čović made his debut on the Hertha bench by scoring a point at Bayern, followed by a black streak of three consecutive defeats.
Afterwards, Hertha defeated Paderborn, Koln and Fortuna, and in the last round she cut Werder a point in Bremen, canceling the early lead of the hosts in the final minutes, by a goal scored by Lukebakia. If Čović manages to reduce oscillations in his team’s performance, then Hertha could become a legitimate candidate for European positions.
There is no young midfielder Maier in the competition, and a question mark includes appearances from midfielder Lowen, who has knee problems and a defender, Stark, who has problems with his foot. Čović should put the team in a 4-2-3-1 formation with experienced Ibišević at the top of the attack.
Probable lineup: Jarstein, Klunter, Boyata, Rekik, Mittelstadt, Skjelbred, Grujić, Wolf, Darida, Dilorsun, Ibišević.
Hoffenheim team news:
At the beginning of the season, Hoffenheim struggled with results and performances. After consecutive heavy home defeats against Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach they began to question the status of coach Schreuder in the media. All that speculation has disappeared after Hoffenheim’s recent victories over Bayern and Schalke.
Obviously, Schreuder needed time to relocate a team that had lost several key first team players over the summer. Against Schalke they were helped by Kramarić, who returned to the field after a long injury.
Guests in Berlin will miss the defender Zuber, midfielder Ochs and Samassekou and the striker Belfodil due to injuries. Kramarić has had no injury problems since his debut this season. He is expected to again top Hoffenheim’s attack with Bebou. Due to a minor injury in recent days, Nordtveit has not been training. He is not expected to play against Hertha from the first minute.
Probable lineup: Baumann, Posch, Vogt, Hubner, Skov, Grillitsch, Kaderabek, Rudy, Geiger, Kramarić, Bebou.
We expect goals in this match, especially now that the outstanding best player of Hoffenheim Kramarić is back. Hertha, on the other hand is playing great and will try to win here as well and secure a good stock of points.
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