Hertha Berlin vs AugsburgGerman Bundesliga, KO: 14:30 May 30, 2020, Olympiastadion
High-flying Hertha Berlin will be looking to continue their upward progression when they welcome Augsburg to the Olympiastadion on Saturday afternoon.
The capital club looked like potential relegation candidates before the Bundesliga came to a halt following a campaign that had been filled with a series of erratic episodes.
However, new boss Bruno Labbadia has made a dream start to life in Die Alte Dame dugout by steering his new side to impressive wins against Hoffenheim and fierce rivals Union Berlin before collecting a hard-fought 2-2 draw away at Leipzig on Wednesday evening.
Consequently, Hertha's upturn in fortunes could now see them harbour ambitions of getting involved in the scrap for the final Europa League berth.
Standing in in-form Hertha's way this weekend is an Augsburg side who picked up a priceless three points when sweeping aside out-of-sorts Schalke last Sunday
However, Heiko Herrlich's side failed to ease their relegation fears on Wednesday night when playing out a dour 0-0 draw at home to basement boys Paderborn.
The Betting Odds
Hertha Berlin are undefeated in their last five Bundesliga matches and the hosts are 10/11 with Bet 365 to record back-to-back home wins on Saturday.
Augsburg, despite winning away at Schlake last weekend, have struggled on the road this term and that is reflected in the 3/1 (Betfred) on offer for an away win and the draw is also deemed unlikely at 11/4 with the same firm.
The Betting Angles
Hertha Berlin have been my go-to team in Germany and following full houses in both the Berlin derby and Wednesday's tussle with Leipzig, it won't come as a surprise that I once again spoke about Hertha Berlin on this week's edition of the Gambala Betting Podcast.
Labbadia's side have lit up the Bundesliga in recent weeks having hit eight goals across their last three matches and Ausburg will be hard tasked when trying to tame a red-hot Hertha Berlin team who are brimming with confidence.
The Berlin outfit have made the net bulge at least twice in each of their last five league outings and across that stretch of games they are averaging an eye-catching 2.8 goals-per game.
With that in mind, I was pleasantly surprised to see two or more Hertha Berlin goals priced up here at 5/6 with Bet 365 – a bet that has banked profit in each of Hertha's last five Bundesliga assignments.
What's more, relegation-threatened Augsburg, despite recording back-to-back clean sheets over the last week, managed just four shutouts in the opening 26 rounds of fixtures of the season.
Only Cologne and Mainz have leaked more goals away from home than Die Fuggerstadter this term and given the superior anticking talent that Labbadia has at his disposal, two or more Hertha Berlin goals takes appeal here.
That line of thought has also lured towards backing the home team to hit five or more corners on Saturday at 4/5 with BetVictor.
Hertha Berlin racked up seven corners at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday evening and they hit Hoffenheim for six a fortnight ago.
Indeed, Hertha only managed four corners against Union last time out, however, I'm happy to back the hosts to go one better this weekend.
The Old Lady have averaged 5.6 corners per game across their last three games and that coupled with that fact that Ausburg's corner against average comes in at 5.1 adds to the appeal of backing the hosts to clock up five or more corners.
Furthermore, Augsburg are the lowest ranked side that Hertha Berlin have come up against since the restart and the in-form capital club will be confident of continuing their climb up the league table against an Augsburg side who have lost four of their last five away games.
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