When it was not expected, Hertha hads played a very good match and managed to defeat Bayer in Leverkusen with 2-0. It is not the first time that Hertha has pleasantly surprised us, because they did something similar when they played in Leipzig before the break, but after that they also have not celebrated in four duels. They were defeated in Stuttgart and then they played three draws, of which twice at home.
They did not have very good opponents and it can be said that their unresolved results with Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim were solid accomplishments as well as a draw in Bremen. Their duo Lazaro-Kalou has brought them one point in duel with Hoffenheim, and the same players have helped them triumph against Leverkusen. Coach Dardai has refreshed the team in the last round with Meier and Lustenberger and it turned out good. Now there is a problem with center-back Torunarigha, but he should be on the field, while striker Selke is questionable.
Probable lineups Hertha BSC: Jarstein – Pekarik, Stark, Torunarigha, Plattenhardt – Lustenberger, Meier – Weiser, Lazaro, Darida – Selke(Ibisevic)
The team of Mainz is having more and more problems, and they have suffered three defeats in the championship, which led them to position for the playoffs, in order to stay in Bundesliga. Counting that defeat in the Cup, where they surprisingly reached the quarterfinals, it is a series of four defeats and it is worrying how many goals they have received lately. They are at the very bottom in that segment, together with Cologne, and they almost receive two goals on average per game. In mid-November they defeated Cologne with 1-0 and this was the last match in which they have not received any goals, after which they have received at least two goals in every game.
In the last round twice as much, because they lost with 4-2 to Hoffenheim. Schwarz is struggling to find a winning combination with constant changes in the starting lineup, and in the last round he did a great job with Berggreen in the attack, because he scored both goals, but it is not worth much when their defence was very bad. They will not be able to count on Diallo for this match, because of the yellow cards and he will be replaced by Bell, while goalkeeper Adler is still absent due to injuries, as well as midfielder Oztunali.
Probable lineups Mainz 05: Zentner – Balogun, Hack, Bell – Donati, Gbamin, N.de Jong, Latza, Brosinski – Berggreen, Muto
Hertha BSC vs. Mainz 05 Soccer Prediction
Hertha is in the rise of form and after a great victory in Leverkusen, they also want to score points in their field. Mainz is playing very badly and they will hardly manage to stop a series of defeats in Berlin.
Prediction Today: Hertha wins