Hertha Berlin will be looking to continue their revival under Bruno Labbadia when they welcome Augsburg to the Olympiastadion on Saturday.
The capital club are now unbeaten in their past five games in the Bundesliga, three of which have come since Labbadia replaced Alexander Nouri at the helm. That run has seen Hertha slowly move up the table. They are now 10th and safely away from the relegation battle, with an impressive 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig last time out.
A top-six finish may be out of reach for the season, but Labbadia will want his side to continue their upward trajectory.
Standing in their way of a sixth game unbeaten are Augsburg, who are currently two places below Hertha in the table and looking over the shoulders slightly at the teams behind them. Just four points separate Augsburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf in the relegation play-off spot, and the team will be frustrated following their goalless draw against basement club Paderborn in midweek.
So can Hertha continue their run? Or will Augsburg give their safety hopes a big boost by ending Labaddia’s impressive start?
Where to watch Hertha Berlin v Augsburg on TV:
- UK: BT Sport Extra 1
- US: Fox Soccer Match Pass
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Hertha Berlin vs Augsburg confirmed line-ups:
— Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) May 30, 2020
- Hertha Berlin: Jarstein; Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Mittelstadt; Grujic, Skjelbred; Lukebakio, Darida, Dilrosun; Ibisevic
Mattheus Cunha and Marvin Plattenhardt are absent due to concussion. They are replaced by Javairô Dilrosun and Maximilian Mittelstadt respectively.
Fresh legs for today 🔄
— FC Augsburg (@FCA_World) May 30, 2020
- Augsburg: Luthe; Lichtsteiner, Suchy, Uduokhai, Iago; Khedira, Gruezo; Sarenren Bazee, Lowen, Vargas; Cordova.
Augsburg make six changes, including both full-backs, central defence, midfield and attack.
Scoreline prediction: Hertha Berlin 2-0 Augsburg
Bundesliga 2019/20 recent form:
- Hertha Berlin: DWWDD
- Augsburg: DWLLL