Hertha Berlin vs. FC Augsburg 5/30/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
FC Augsburg (8-7-13) at Hertha Berlin (9-8-11)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday May 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM (Olympiastadion)
The Line: Hertha Berlin -115 / Draw +265 / FC Augsburg +270 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Hertha Berlin and FC Augsburg meet in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Olympiastadion on Saturday morning.
Hertha Berlin come into this match sitting in 10th place on 35 points with a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses after earning a 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig in their last match. In the tie against Leipzig, Marko Grujic gave Hertha the lead just nine minutes into the match, but Leipzig would tie the game at one just 15 minutes later. Leipzig would go down to 10 men in the 63rd minute, but that wouldn’t stop Leipzig from going ahead 2-1 just five minutes later. Krzysztof Piatek would tie the game at two in the 82nd minute, eventually helping Hertha earn a draw against one of the better teams in the league. Dodi Lukebakio leads Hertha with 6 goals and 5 assists while Vedad Ibisevic has 5 goals this season. Rune Jarstein is the #1 goalkeeper for Hertha Berlin, conceding 1.54 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 24 league appearances this season.
FC Augsburg come into this match sitting in 12th position on 31 points with a record of 8 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses, tied with Union Berlin on the number. Augsburg tied their last match in a scoreless draw with Paderborn in their last outing. Augsburg had 53% possession while Paderborn outshot Augsburg 15-12 in terms of goal attempts with each side having 3 shots on goal. Florian Niederlechner leads Augsburg in scoring with 11 goals and 6 assists while Philipp Max is right behind with 7 goals and 5 assists. Tomas Koubek is conceding 2.09 goals per 90 minutes while having 4 clean sheets in 23 league appearances this season.
I get Hertha being favored at home, but the problem for me is that both of these teams are stuck in that purgatory zone that probably aren’t going to make a run at Europa League with only six games to go, and both are too high up to be caught near the relegation zone. With that said, I still anticipate a game where neither side really does all that much to get the three points, so I’ll side with a draw as I expect the majority of this game to be contested in the middle third of the pitch.