Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 20th May 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion, Berlin.
Pan Dardai’s men will tackle Bayer Leverkusen in the capital in one of the most important games of the season since they are yet to secure UEFA Europa League qualification. Last Saturday, Hertha comfortably triumphed in Darmstadt despite their away performances this season are horrible, so it’s certainly an extra motivation.
Leverkusen faced FC Cologne at BayArena, but Die Werkself barely ripped out a point from the penultimate game of an underwhelming season.
The hosts are expected to take three points on Saturday mostly due to motivational factor and their brilliant skills at Olympiastadion. In 16 home games, Hertha BSC beat the opposition 12 times while they were beaten only 3 times along with a single game that ended as a draw.
Their form is not optimal since in the last 5 matches they lost 3 while winning 2 outings.
Hertha is a point ahead from Freiburg SC who are visiting Allianz Arena, but the hosts certainly want to preserve the 5th position and avoid UEFA Europa League qualification stages.
Korkut’s side is without a win in the last six BuLi meetings (D3 L3). Since they occupy the 12th position while being safe from the relegation, it’s obvious that Die Werkself are completely unmotivated.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
Hertha BSC have defeated Leverkusen only once since 2009. In January’s reverse, Bayer bested Hertha at Bay Arena with 3-1. Six out of last seven games went to Leverkusen, so Hertha will have to do their best to break the tradition.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
The hosts have the imperative of victory since they could easily lose all they have built this season if they fail to reach UEFA Europa League which is exactly what happened last year when Danish Broendby knocked them out.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Hertha Berlin to win at 2.05.
You can also try Correct Score 2-0 at the odds of 10.00.