Both teams hit a nasty run of form before the division’s coronavirus-enforced shutdown in March and must quickly put that right if they’re to realize their aims for the season.The former are within the race for a Europa League spot, currently sat in ninth but just two points behind sixth-place Schalke.
Hertha, meanwhile, aren’t quite certain of safety as they lie 13th, six points beyond Fortuna Dusseldorf,
who are 16th and facing a relegation play-off.
Following the short-lived tenure of Jurgen Klinsmann, it’s not right down to Bruno Labbadia to urge them over the road
and secure another season of top-flight football for the capital club.
However, with RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund to play in two of their next four matches after this weekend,
as well as a derby showdown with Union Berlin, defeat on Saturday could leave them in real trouble.
There are some positives for Labbadia to require , though, like the fighting spirit showed to salvage some extent against Bremen last outing from two goals down.
A few more wins are ultimately required, and getting back on the victory trail this weekend at a ground
where Hoffenheim have struggled sometimes lately would be an honest way for Hertha to start their new regime.
SC Paderborn 07 vs Hoffenheim Team News
Andrej Kramaric has seven goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances this season,
but the Croatian striker is predicted to take a seat this one out with an ankle injury.
Hoffenheim also are sweating over the fitness of Sargis Adamyan,
but Munas Dabbur is back in contention after overcoming a knee issue.
Jacob Bruun Larsen has started a few of games since coming back from Dortmund in January and will force his way into the side here.
As for Hertha, Salomon Kalou has been suspended for flaunting COVID-19 rules, resulting in many negative press for his club.
Vladimir Darida will miss out due to suspension, meanwhile,
but many others have returned to fitness over the two-month hiatus.
Dedryck Boyata is one among those and is probably going to urge the nod within the heart of defence alongside Niklas Stark.
SC Paderborn 07 vs Hoffenheim Line Up
Hoffenheim possible starting lineup:
Baumann; Zuber, Hubner, Akpoguma, Kaderabek; Grillitsch, Geiger, Rudy; Baumgartner, Bebou, Skov
Hertha Berlin possible starting lineup:
Jarstein; Klunter, Stark, Boyata, Platthardt; Skjelbred; Dilrosun, Grujic, Mittelstadt; Piatek, Cunha
SC Paderborn 07 vs Hoffenheim H2H
Hoffenheim 2-0 Hertha Berlin: The hosts were in dreadful form going into the shutdown,
having gone five league games without a win, including a 6-0 thumping at the hands of Bayern Munich.
They’ll be keen to place that behind them after the break.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The match kicks off at 2:30pm BST at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday May 16, 2020.
Live stream, TV channel and how to watch
BT Sport will be showing every game live on TV and online this weekend.
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin will be shown on BT Sport 3HD, with coverage from 2:30pm.
All the highlights from the game will also be shown during BT’s Bundesliga Goals Show, which starts at 2:30pm on BT Sport Extra 3HD.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
2:30pm, Saturday 23rd May 2020.