Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Sunday, 22nd January, 2017
Kick-off: 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Bay Arena, Leverkusen.
Struggling Bayer Leverkusen host 3rd place Hertha berlin on match day 17 of the 2016/2017 Bundesliga season.
Bayer Leverkusen got 1 win in the 4 league games in December 2016, and just took 1 point in 2 league games played at home in December. Moreover, Roger Schmidt side have only managed 3 wins in their first 8 home game so far this season, scoring 12 and conceding 12 in those 8 home games. Bayer Leverkusen sits 9th on the log with 21 point from 16 games.
Hertha Berlin sits 9 points adrift of the table log, the old lady took 9 points from possible 15 in their last 5 league games. In addition, Hertha Berlin lost 2 of their 4 league games in December. Hertha berlin have also lost 3 of their first 8 away games this season, and savaged points from the remaining 5 away games
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin: Head-To-Head Stats
Both sides will be meeting for the first time this season. However Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin shared the spoils in their 2 legged meetings last season, with both side enjoying 2-1 victory each at home.
In the last 10 league meeting between both sides, Bayer Leverkusen has 5 wins compared to Hertha Berlins’ 1. In addition, Hertha Berlin have failed to win in their last 5 visit to Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
Hertha Berlin is surely the better sides going into this clash, the old lady garnered a total of 17 points in their last 10 league games compared to Struggling Bayer Leverkusen 11 points. In addition, Bayer record at home in the past 5 games is far from good as they got only 1 win making them the 3rd worst home side in those number of games.
Therefore, I will predict a tight clash considering the Bayer Leverkusen home advantage, and Hertha Berlin form all season. It will be a close game with a slim margin victory for either side.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 6/4 (2.50)
Over 0.5 goals in first half at 2/5 (1.40).