Foot Predictions shows the Bundesliga clash on Saturday between Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Stuttgart to assume Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with the hosts looking to recover from a series of disappointing results after losing four of their last five games.
Hertha, meanwhile, have scored just one point in the last six games, so they desperately need a positive result to get out of the relegation zone.
After an excellent first half of the first season in the Bundesliga, Stuttgart understandably stuttered a little in the past few weeks, staying four points behind the first half of the table.
Although scoring goals is rarely an issue for a team that features attackers as talented as Nicolas Gonzalez and Silas Wamangituka, Pellegrino Matarazzonow has the fifth worst defensive record in the division, after a 5-2 loss on Saturday at Bayer Leverkusen.
Kerem Demirbay Two hits at close range in the first 31 minutes, giving his team a two-goal advantage at half-time before a crazy second half started. Sasa Kalajdzic showed excellent strength and composure to overcome the muscles Edmond Tapsoba before throwing the ball Lukas Hradecky to pull back for visitors, but any hope of getting a positive result proved to be false with Leon Bailey and Florian Wirtz sealing the three points for Leverkusen after good team moves.
Kalajdzic added to your count before replacing Demarai Gray he scored just ten minutes in his debut after signing with Leicester City on the transfer deadline. Stuttgart must start defending better if they want to stop the recent drop in results, with Hertha representing a dangerous team in transition on this day.
The problem for Hertha is that his day has not been seen since the 3-0 win over Schalke 04 on 3 January, with the Berlin club just out of relegation due to goal difference after a series of dire results.
However, it is still early in Pal DardaiThe player’s tenure, with games tested against Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich in his first games at the helm, is not the true judge of whether the 44-year-old will be considered a success in his first term in charge of the club.
Indeed, after taking the lead in the second half of the 3-1 loss to Frankfurt in good form, Hertha looked significantly improved once again in the 1-0 loss to Bayern last Friday. League leaders had Manuel Neuer to thank you for keeping them tied for the first few exchanges again, with Germany’s number one superbly denying Dodi Lukebakio with the foot extended.
However, after Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty for the first time in over two years, Thomas Muller fed Kingsley Coman for what proved to be a winner in the 21st minute. Hertha showed a lot of courage in trying to find the equalizer, however, by making more shots on goal than their illustrious opponent, with much to build before the trip to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart appear to have lost Gonzalez for at least a few weeks due to a hamstring injury sustained during the loss to Leverkusen, but Kalajdzic has shown, after replacing him, that he can be a skilled substitute in the next matches.
Gonzalo Castro, Clinton Mola, Lilian Egloff and Hamadi Al Ghaddioui remain unavailable for Matarazzo to choose.
Hertha, for his part, will travel to Stuttgart without Jhon Cordoba, Jordan Torunarigha, Marvin Plattenhardt, Javairo Dilrosun and Dedryck Boyata due to injury.
Matteo Guendouzi hopes to return to the XI starting lineup for Dardai after being abandoned against Bayern.
Possible starting line-up for Stuttgart:
Kobel; Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf; Wamangituka, Endo, Mangala, Sosa; Coulibaly, Klimowicz; Kalajdzic
Possible initial lineup of Hertha Berlin:
Jarstein; Pekarik, Stark, Alderete, Mittelstadt; Tousart, Ascacibar; Lukebakio, Darida, Cunha; Piatek
Probability: Stuttgart 1-1 Hertha Berlin
With Stuttgart winning just once at home this season, we can see Hertha achieving a positive result on Saturday.
People like Lukebakio and Matheus Cunha have the quality to harm Stuttgart in the transition, in what should be an intriguing battle.