This game features 2 expected bottom half teams, Hertha and Stuttgart, facing each other with around 5000 fans.
Hertha had been in 1.Bundesliga for many years and finished in mid-table consistently in almost every season. This season they have J Cordoba and Guendouzi as big-name signings; while losing Ibisevic and Grujic, who returned to Liverpool. They are about retaining their competitiveness of last season base on the squad quality. This season they have performed pretty well despite having 1W-2L so far, including a convincing 4-1 victory in Bremen and a marginal 3-4 loss to Bayern.
Stuttgart have been promoted back to the top level after a 2nd place finish in 2.Bundesliga. Without significant signings, most people would have predicted them as a relegation battling team this season. However, with forward Kalajdzic playing surprisingly well, they have managed to easily beat Mainz by 4-1 away from home and had a 1-1 draw with Leverkusen. The overall expected goal (xG) difference is even positive this season, which could indicate that they can be capable to be a top-half team.
Hertha have regular defender Torunarigha out, while Mavropanos of Stuttgart is also injured. Without significant team news, I would rate both teams in similar team strength. After accounting for home advantage, it is valuable to back Stuttgart +0.25 Asian Handicap @2.928. Register for the best betting software and enjoy the best odds in the market.