BUNDESLIGA fanatic Jonny O'Sullivan (@libero_the) oversees Saturday's showdown between Hertha Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Hertha Berlin vs Eintracht Frankfurt | Saturday 13th June 2020, 14:30 | BT Sport
Since Bruno Labbadia took charge of Hertha Berlin there has been a revolution in the capital. Ten points collected from a possible 12 was an impressive start which came to an end against Borussia Dortmund but that should not dampen the confidence of Die Alte Dame.
The 1-0 loss against Dortmund could be viewed as a sign of how far they have come since they had a new man calling the shots. To come away from a game at Signal Iduna Park and feel disheartened not to pick up three points speaks volumes.
Meanwhile, Frankfurt's season has been utterly inconsistent. Just when you think Die Adler are finally turning yet another corner they put in a dismal display against Mainz and did not even threaten to look like they could put a dent into the relegation candidates.
Back-to-back away wins against Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen made many, including myself, believe Eintracht filled with all their talent could put together a run to challenge for Europa League, but Frankfurt put in a vintage Frankfurtesque performance once more.
Hertha are looking for their third win in a row on home soil and have been one of the only Bundesliga clubs who have not been affected by the lack of crowd on their own turf. Matheus Cunha has an outside chance of returning from concussion (which would be a huge boost) but momentum with whoever the capital club starts should be key to gaining all three points.
Frankfurt may be now safe from relegation with 35 points, but their dismal performance last time out probably puts their Europa League hopes at an end. Without much left to play for, the visitors may now just let their season fizzle to an unspectacular end.
Hertha have a good squad and their players are playing to their maximum potential right now, which is what should set them above Frankfurt, who are certainly nowhere near the maximum performance levels. A home win pays 23/20 (Bet365).
Hertha Berlin v Eintracht Frankfurt – Hertha Berlin to win (23/20 Bet365)