Hertha Berlin v Hannover 96 predictions and betting tips for this Friday night Bundesliga fixture with the best bets and odds.
Hertha Berlin host Hannover 96 at the Olympiastadion on Friday evening in an attempt to get their Champions League hopes back on track, our football tipster has picked his best three bets in his betting preview.
Hertha Berlin are still in pole position to get the final automatic Champions League qualification place for next season. They did lose 5-0 away to their closest challengers Borussia Monchengladbach in what was an unusually bad defensive display. Although Monchengladbach played well, they were gifted most of their goals by stupid defensive errors and I think Pal Dardai will be looking to go back to basics when playing the worst team in the division.
Home form is what has kept Hertha Berlin challenging the top three positions this season, and it’s come as a shock for all considering they just about staved off relegation last season. In their 14 games at home this season they’ve won nine of them and lost just one match – to Borussia Monchengladbach!
Hannover are all but gone now. They’re 10 points off the relegation play-off place with just six games to go. In their 11 games since returning from the winter break, they’ve lost 10 of them, and beat Stuttgart in the other. They are woeful in defence, conceding 52 goals in 28 games so far, and are the lowest scorers with just 22. It is a shame that the team have put up such a weak fight, they were always going to struggle this season, but their fan base has remained loyal.
My first Hertha Berlin v Hannover prediction for this match is Hertha Berlin to win to nil. I’m almost 100% certain they’ll win but with odds of around 11/20 I was hoping to find more value, and given Hertha are usually solid defensively, and Hannover so shot shy, it seems a good bet to go with. Eight of their 10 defeats since Christmas have been without scoring, you can get 13/10 with Bet365 for this first football tip.
My second Hertha Berlin vs Hannover prediction for the match is Hertha Berlin to be winning at the 30 minute mark. I like this market for my football betting tips when I believe the favourite will fly out the blocks, Hertha will want to make a statement by going clear before their rivals all play on the weekend, and Hannover have to attack, so Hertha will fancy themselves against an open Hannover defence. William Hill are offering 7/4 for this betting tip.
My final football prediction for Hertha Berlin vs Hannover is for Vedad Ibisevic to score first. He’s found a new lease of life since leaving Stuttgart and has always been one of the more clinical strikers in the Bundesliga. He’s an excellent finisher and a bit of a fox in the box, and he will expect to get chances in this game. He’s 9/2 with Bet365 to score first.
Hertha Berlin to win to nil – 13/10 with Bet365.
Hertha Berlin to be winning at 30 mins – 7/4 with William Hill.
Vedad Ibisevic to score first – 9/2 with Bet365.
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