|Game||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Hertha BSC|
|Date & Time||Saturday May 16, 2020, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
over 2.5 (-130)
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Two teams that were struggling a lot prior to the break will lock horns on Saturday, when Hoffenheim will host Hertha Berlin. Both teams had won just one of their last seven matches and are both currently sitting at the middle of the standings.
Hertha Berlin (7-11-7) are coming off a couple of really hard-fought draws in their last two matches, where they came back from two and three goals respectively to eventually salvage two points. They entered the winter break in solid shape but have won just two of their nine matches in 2020 (2-3-4). Hertha Berlin are sitting at the 13th spot of the league table with 28 points, just six points ahead of the red line. They have been rather feisty on the road so far (4-4-4), going undefeated in their last six matches in all competitions (3-0-3).
Hoffenheim (10-10-5) were lucky to salvage a point from their away trip to Schalke in their last match, but still remained win-less for the sixth consecutive match (0-4-2). They only failed to score twice in that span, but conceded an awful lot of goals (16 conceded). Hoffenheim are sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 35 points, just two behind the 6th Schalke. They have been hit-or-miss at home so far in the season (5-7-1), winning just two of their last eight matches (2-5-1).
Hoffenheim won by 3-2 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, and they have dominated this match-up in recent years (5-0-3 since 2016). Hertha Berlin have struggled to get results in this venue over the years (2-5-2) but are always really competitive here. I expect goals from both sides here, especially in the second half, so I will go with the Over 2.75 goals.