Hertha Berlin vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin).
Hertha and Leipzig will close the day in Bundesliga as they take on each other in the clash between two most in-form sides in the league on Saturday at Olympiastadion. The hosts extended their unbeaten record to five games easing past Darmstadt 0-2 on the road on Tuesday evening to qualify for the third round of DFB Pokal.
Leipzig were also successful in mid-week. They saw off in-form Hoffenheim side 2-0 at Red Bull Arena without their star man Timo Werner in the squad. Team’s top scorer is expected to be back in the starting line-up here.
What’s especially interesting to note ahead of this match-up is Leipzig’s supreme defensive form. The visitors made it five clean sheets in a row on Wednesday when they kept their net untouched against the attacking-minded Hoffenheim. It’s certainly a huge novelty for them. Will they be able to maintain such a magnificent defensive record here in the capital?
Hertha Berlin vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
The head to head history would suggest goals as there were as many as 13 scored in two H2H affairs in the previous term of Bundesliga.
Leipzig won three and lost one of four league matches against the Old Lady so far.
The Bulls scored as many as 14 goals in last four meetings with Hertha (3.5 per game).
Hertha Berlin vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Hertha actually lost only one match in the entire season so far. They ended Dortmund’s impressive seven-win thread last weekend thanks to Salomon Kalou’s stoppage-time goal from the spot away at Signal-Iduna-Park.
The hosts will no doubts be a tough nut to crack for the Bulls as they head into this with three wins and a draw in four home games in the league. Leipzig won just one of four away matches in Bundesliga so far which is why we have to recognize the value in the 1.66 odds offered for Pal Dardai’s men not to lose here.
Hertha Berlin vs RB Leipzig Bet Tips
Hertha or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.40 (2/5).