Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin).
Bayer Leverkusen still have nice chances of clinching the top-four finish coming into the final Bundesliga Matchday on Saturday. They are not entirely dependent on themselves, but are certainly in a better position with this fixture against mid-table Hertha. Their main rivals, Borussia Monchengladbach, will have a much tougher task to beat title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund at the same time at BORUSSIA-PARK.
Die Werkself are level on points with the Foals at the moment. M’Gladbach have a better goal difference by two goals which is why the margin of a victory might play a role for Peter Bosz and his troops here as well.
Nevertheless, Bayer will have to produce a much better display than the one from last weekend’s 1-1 draw at home to Schalke. It was the one which ended team’s four-win thread and caused the drop to fifth place.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
Bayer Leverkusen lead the head to head tie by 12 wins coming into 46th encounter with the Old Lady.
Die Werkself picked up a 3-1 home win when teams met each other in late-December last year at BayArena.
Leverkusen also have a positive record in away fixtures against Hertha (9 wins and 6 losses in the capital city).
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
Hertha lacked motivation in the last couple of months as they knew their mid-table fate for quite some time now. It provoked a thread of seven successive league games without a win. Nonetheless, the Old Lady found the right shape lately as they drew two and won two of last four Bundesliga affairs.
Pal Dardai’s men were flying high attackingly. They scored seven goals in back-to-back wins over Stuttgart and Augsburg and they could be a serious threat for Bayer Leverkusen on the occasion with such spell of form in past two rounds.
This has to be a high-scoring affair based on both teams’ form going into it. Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams to Score is the main betting option at 1.57 odds.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.57 (4/7)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5).