Match Preview: Hertha Berlin vs. VfB Stuttgart

Updated: September 5, 2013


Match Date: 13 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin


Vedad Ibsevic’s hat trick against Hoffenheim was impressive. Yet, with Hertha Berlin wanting to redeem themselves after losing to Wolfsburg, the Old Lady shall prove why they deserve to stay in Bundesliga.


Hertha Berlin

Newly-promoted Hertha Berlin has been enjoying its stint as one of Bundesliga’s top performing clubs.
With 7 points under its belt, the Old Lady has only lost once in 4 of its previous matches. Despite of managing only 2 victories, the club has managed to fill its scoring thank—thanks to Frankfurt wherethey scored 6 goals.


To date, Hertha Berlin’s current form is just slightly above the average. An ideal set-up is 3 consecutive wins or keeping a clean slate. But perhaps, this scenario is too utopic. The Old Lady is very much aware of this matter. Thus in its efforts to strengthen its flank and to probably increase their winning possibilities against (veterans) VfB Stuttgart, the club signed Per Ciljan Skjelbred and Tolga Cigerci to add more depth into the club.


VfB Stuttgart

The Swabians stunned Hoffenheim when they (VfB Stuttgart) fired 6 amazing goals, thus, clinching their first victory this season.


Having pitted against stronger teams such as Bayer Leverkusen, the Swabians struggled during their first 3 matches. Experiencing defeat in all of those encounters pushed them down to the relegation zone. But to the surprise of many, they ripped easily ripped Hoffenheim and prevented them from making that dangerous come from behind win. Perhaps it also helped that they are under the tutelage of their new manager, Thomas Schneider.


Unwilling to be left behind into the transfer season, the club has signed Karim Haggui from Bayer Leverkusen.


Online betting tip: Hertha Berlin to score by 2

Thomas Schneider’s entry gave the Swabians a new perspective and approach to attacking the field. Indeed, it is a fresh start and all efforts paid off. However, this is not to say that Hertha Berlin will immediately throw in the white towel. They have not been into the top-flight league for quite a long time and to be relegated is the last thing that they want to happen.

The Swabians should be wary of Hertha Berlin’s relentless scoring. The latter has already won 3 of its previous home matches and since it is a similar scenario, the Frankfurt (tragedy) might occur again.

As for the Old Lady’s side, they should be wary of Vedad Ibisevic. Ibisevic scored a hat trick in its last encounter and sealed Hoffenheims fate. Overall, the odds heavily favors Hertha Berlin.


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