Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Reigning champions Bayern Munich returned to the battle for the silverware by taking advantage of Borussia’s slip-ups in recent weeks.
The Bavarians won nine of past ten league outings to narrow the gap behind runaway leaders down to just three points coming into this weekend’s 23rd round tie against Hertha Berlin.
Der FCB will be massive favourites to keep the stellar form as well as the pressure on table-toppers going on Saturday. They are enjoying a superb attacking form.
The team led by Niko Kovac bagged three or more goals in five of past six league matches.
The most recent of league successes came last Friday when Bayern Munich dispatched Augsburg 2-3 on the road. Kingsley Coman was the catalyst for the win as he notched a brace on the occasion.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head
These two sides met each other earlier this month in the third round of DFB Pokal.
Hertha offered a strong resistance holding the Bavarians to a 2-2 draw in the regular time, but they shipped a goal in the extra-time to lose the match and suffer a cup elimination.
The Old Lady, however, picked up a shocking 2.0 victory when they played Bayern Munich in the first part of the season.
Bayern were winless in four consecutive meetings with the Old Lady before the mentioned cup win in early-February.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
Hertha played hot and cold throughout the season, but they proved out to be a tough nut to crack form all teams in the league on their day. Pal Dardai’s men are miles away from the relegation scrap. They sit 9th in the league ladder and are actually only three points shy of 6th-placed Wolfsburg.
Bayern produced plenty of goals of late, but they were also quite vulnerable at the opposite end allowing at least a goal in all of past five league ties. Their players might feel fatigue after mid-week’s Champions League tie with Liverpool art Anfield (a goalless draw).
They struggled in most recent H2H games with Hertha which is why we fancy the visitors not to lose by three or more goals difference as the main betting option at the odds of 1.60.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin: Bet Tips
Hertha +2.5 handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Bayern Munich to keep a clean sheet – NO @ 1.80 (4/5).