Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Bayrena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen returned to winning was instantly after falling to Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 at Commerzbank-Arena last weekend. They dispatched Schalke 1-2 on the road in mid-week’s tie on Wednesday via two first-half goals from Aleksandar Dragovic and Lucas Alario. Die Werkself thus won three of past four matches across competitions. Can they maintain the good form and end a generally turbulent year with a home victory over Hertha BSC on Saturday afternoon?
The visitors opened the season in a promising fashion, but their form has also seen ups and downs throughout. They were particularly easy to break down of late and will come into this after conceding two goals to Stuttgart and Augsburg apiece in last two rounds. The Old Lady took only one point from these ties and they could slide do3wn to the bottom half of the ladder with another failure here at BayArena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head
Bayer Leverkusen were the more successful side in the history of head to head outings.
However, it’s Hertha who earned a domestic double over Die Werkself in the previous term of Bundesliga (2-0 and 2-1 wins).
Five of last six head to head fixtures saw both teams scoring at least a goal.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
Pal Dardai’s side was unrecognizable at the back in the most recent set of matches. Bayer have the firepower needed to take advantage of these defensive holes. Alario finally bagged his second goal of the campaign on Wednesday in Gelsenkirchen. Kevin Volland, Karim Bellarabi, Kai Havertz and Leon Bailey are all well capable of hurting any defense in the league on their day.
Leverkusen would move lock on points with Hertha with a victory here and we’ll back such scenario at the 1.72 odds. You can alternatively go with Heiko Herrlich’s men to net two or more goals on the afternoon at the odds of 1.61.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin: Bet Tips
Bayer Leverkusen to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Bayer Leverkusen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.61 (8/13).