Hertha Berlin will face off against away team Arminia Bielefeld at Olympiastadion Berlin in this Bundesliga 1 meeting on Sunday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Hertha Berlin v Arminia Bielefeld can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Hertha Berlin will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 3-0 Bundesliga 1 success against Freiburg.
In that match, Hertha Berlin had 39% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Hertha Berlin, the goals were scored by Krzysztof Piątek (13'), Peter Pekarík (22') and Nemanja Radonjić (85'). At the other end, SC Freiburg had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Over their last 6 games, Pál Dárdai's Hertha Berlin have netted a total of 10 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.67.
Going into this one, Hertha Berlin haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Borussia Mönchengladbach in Bundesliga 1 competition, Arminia Bielefeld will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Arminia Bielefeld had 37% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 20 attempts at goal with 12 of them on target. Breel Embolo (6', 69'), Marcus Thuram (15'), Ramy Bensebaïni (18') and Alassane Pléa (84') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
For 5 of the past six games involving Arminia Bielefeld, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to a paltry 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Bielefeld being 0.5. We will see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Arminia Bielefeld haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 06/02/2009 shows that Hertha Berlin have won 3 of these and Arminia Bielefeld 1, with the number of drawn results being 2.
In all, 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 for Hertha and 4 netted by Bielefeld. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 10/01/2021 and the score finished Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 Hertha Berlin.
In that match, Arminia Bielefeld had 48% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Reinhold Yabo (64').
On the other side, Hertha Berlin had 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
The referee was Guido Winkmann.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Dodi Lukebakio (Corona virus), Marvin Plattenhardt (Corona virus), Mattéo Guendouzi (Metatarsal Fracture), Eduard Löwen (Muscular problems), Rune Jarstein (Corona virus) and Luca Netz (Metatarsal Fracture) won’t be playing for Hertha BSC boss Pál Dárdai.
Team News: Arminia Bielefeld
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Arminia Bielefeld manager Frank Kramer doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
We think that Arminia Bielefeld could find themselves struggling to find the net against this Hertha Berlin side who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning margin for Hertha Berlin when the full-time whistle blows.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin (74,649)
Captain: Dedryck Boyata
Chairman: Werner Gegenbauer
Manager: Pál Dárdai
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17
⭐ Key Player: Krzysztof Piątek
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Krzysztof Piątek was born in Dzierżoniów, Poland. Having made his senior debut playing for Zagłębie Lubin in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has got 6 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 29 appearances.