Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 16 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
The reigning champions were handed a shock upset in the German Super Cup earlier this month, which saw their arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund come out on top with a 2-0 scoreline. However, the Bavarians bounced back from that loss with a 3-1 win over Cottbus in the Pokal Cup on Sunday.
The squad failed to make an impression across Europe last time out and were crowned as the Bundesliga winners by not more than a narrow two-point margin. With the club veterans Robben and Ribery leaving the roster, Bayern will be hoping to make a resounding statement in the opening clash with nothing less than a win.
Hertha Berlin enjoyed a midtable finish in their previous campaign and it looks like they will be having their hands full right from matchday 1.
The visitors have never been a force reckon with in their trips on the road and are likely to get off to a losing start on Friday when they make the trip to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin Head to head (h2h)
- Five out of their previous ten meetings have seen Bayern Munich clinch the win.
- Their last encounter saw Bayern Munich come out on top with a 1-0 scoreline.
- Hertha failed to score in their last 5 visits to Munich.
- Berlin’s last win as an away team against the Bavarians date back to 1997.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
The wounds from the defeat at the hands of Dortmund in the Super Cup have not yet healed in Niko Kovac’s men, who lost disappointingly without a single goal to their name. So, you count on Bayern to be rearing to redeem themselves with a much better start to the league.
Kovac is unlikely to take any chances with his squad this week and is more than likely to field a strong starting line-up against the Hertha Berlin side. The visitors have never got the better of Bayern at this venue, and have lost without getting their names on the scoresheet in four of their last five visits here.
The team were also at the receiving end of ten goals from those clashes alone and have been far from convincing to pull one back of their own.
Considering the dynamic record that Bayern has maintained with their foes here, an easy three points, with Bayern dominating both halves, is definitely looming large.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin Betting tips
Half time result: Bayern Munich @ 1.60 (3/5)
Bayern Munich to win to nil @ 1.90 (9/10).