Hertha Berlin return to European football with a game against Brondby in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Our betting tips suggest the Germans will secure a solid win here.
Hertha Berlin vs Brondby Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Hertha Berlin vs Brondby Betting Tips
Hertha on paper are one of the strongest sides in the 3rd Qualifying Round and will have ambitions of at the very least making the group stage. They finished 7th in the Bundesliga last season to qualify for Europe for the first time in 5 seasons. They will certainly expect to beat their Danish opponents over 2 legs and ought to make the most of home advantage here. They didn’t have the ideal preparation for this game with a 3-0 defeat in a friendly against AZ at the weekend and with the Bundesliga still a month away, they may still be a little short fitness wise.
Brondby though weren’t that impressive in the last round against Hibs of the Scottish Championship. They scored in the 1st minute of the 1st Leg at Easter Road thanks to Kamil Wilczek’s strike but failed to add to that in over 3 hours of football. Hibs won the 2nd Leg 1-0 to force the tie into a shoot-out which Brondby won. A smooth progression it was not but they have played since then winning 2-0 away to Silkeborg in the Danish League to make it 2 wins out of 2 in the league this term.
The visitors should have an advantage in terms of fitness and match sharpness but in terms of quality Hertha still ought to have far too much for them. The side from the German capital won over half of their Bundesliga home games last season and most of those wins were by 2 or more goals. Brondby looked decidedly short on cutting edge over 2 legs against Hibs and there should only be one winner here both on the night and overall.
Therefore backing Hertha Berlin -1.0 Asian Handicap at 1.825 looks a safe bet.
Head to Head
The sides met in the play-off round of the 2009/10 Europa League. Brondby won the 1st Leg 2-1 in Denmark but Hertha progressed thanks to a 3-1 win in Berlin.
Hertha Berlin Team News
Hertha have just completed the signing of Slovakian midfielder Ondrej Duda from Legia Warsaw and the 21 year old could make his debut here.
Brondby Team News
Some changes likely from the side that played in the league at the weekend. Nørgaard and Crone are set to come in.
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Hertha Berlin vs Brondby Stats
Hertha’s form looks bad and they did end last season poorly but it’s worth noting 3 of their last 5 games were against Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen. Brondby’s last 4 away games in Denmark have ended in 4 wins but they’d lost 4 on the spin prior to that and this is clearly a tougher task then their average league game.