On Wednesday night, Hertha Berlin and Hamburg clash in the DFB Pokal last-16.Hertha Berlin form guide
The club from the German capital is unbeaten in their previous six games in all competitions after a 5-1 home win over Elversberg last time out. The game followed a familiar high-scoring pattern for Hertha’s recent games, as ten of their last 11 matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
The biggest reason for the high-scoring recent games has been the home team’s recent prolific form, as they have scored at least two goals in five of their last six matches.
Hertha have booked their place in the last-16 with big wins over Carl Zeiss Jena and Mainz, having scored eight goals and not conceded any.
Their recent DFB Pokal games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last five outings in the competitions.Hamburg form guide
The visitors head into this game after just one defeat in their previous nine matches in all competitions. Hamburg’s main strength of late has been their attacking prowess, as they have scored at least two goals in six of their previous seven outings.
Hamburg has failed to win any of their last eight DFB Pokal games in 90 minutes. They made it past Rot-Weiss Essen 4-3 in extra-time before a penalty kick win over Arminia Bielefeld.
Their recent games have at least produced goals, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their previous six outings in the competition.
Hamburg has failed to win any of their last six matches in the DFB Pokal over 90 minutes. Their recent away games in the competition have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches on their travels.What am I backing?
This game could be a close and even game. However, I believe that Hertha Berlin will edge it in a tight game.