The mid-table fixtures in the Bundesliga are heating up with each side looking for Europa football. The weekend fixture will see Hertha BSC play host at the Olympiastadion Berlin Stadium. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 14:30 GMT.
The unbeaten twelve winning streaks filled with draws and wins by Hertha BSC came to an end courtesy of a late strike by Emre Can. Hertha Berlin was enjoying a flawless run before and after the resumption of the Bundesliga. The loss saw the side fall to ninth on the Bundesliga table with 38 points.
However, the race for a top-six finish continues for the side with a revamp in the camp. The side held off the attacking threat by Borussia Dortmund till the dying minutes of the game. Despite the loss, the strength of the side was evident throughout the match.
Frankfurt started the resumption of the Bundesliga with a series of losses. It seemed things were smoothening for the side with wins over Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg. However, a surprising 2-0 defeat to Mainz was enough to shake up the squad. The side fell eleventh on the table with 35 points.
Hertha BSC vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Head to Head
Both sides have 23 games between them with Hertha taking home ten wins with Frankfurt with only five wins. Here is a look at their latest encounters
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hertha BSC
Hertha BSC 2-0 Augsburg
RB Leipzig 2-2 Hertha BSC
Hertha BSC 4-0 Union Berlin
Hoffenheim 0-3 Hertha Berlin
Frankfurt 0-2 Mainz 05
Werder Bremen 0-3 Frankfurt
Wolfsburg 1-2 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 3-3 Freiburg
Bayern Munich 5-2 Frankfurt
Hertha BSC Team News
Before the end of the 12 winning streaks at the Westfalenstadion, forward Dude Lukebakio was in-form bagging six goals and five assists. The side will be heading into the match without the services of left-winger Solomon Kalou with a red card suspension. The camp faces injury spells with the recent injury of left-winger Javairo Dilrosun with a muscle injury.
Frankfurt Team News
Coach Adi Hutter will be traveling without left midfielder Filip Kostic with a red card suspension. Central midfielder Sebastian Rode will also be out with a yellow card suspension. Injury spells at the camp include calf injury by defensive midfielder Gelson Fernandes. Center forward, Goncalo Paciencia is out with a muscle injury but could make a return ahead of the clash.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a heated encounter with a low scoring outcome for both sides suffering from injury spells. However, Frankfurt has much to lose, but Hertha has found the better of the side on many occasions.
Both Teams to Score
Hertha First Team to Score