Bayern Munich Travels to Berlin for a Saturday Derby Against HerthaPublished February 18, 2017 by Florin P
Hertha strives to keep home pitch record intact when Bayern Munich comes to town. (2:30 p.m UK Time).
Bayern Munich have their work cut out for them this season, although it’s Leipzig not Dortmund that gives them most of the headaches. However, the pair of recent victories has secured their position at the top of the tables and the reigning champions can consolidate the lead. What they need now is a victory on the road against Hertha, but this is a team that knows how to defend and has a flawless home record.
The Toughest Place to Be
There are five teams in the German Bundesliga that haven’t lost a home match and Hertha isn’t one of them. Having said this, there is no other place in the first division that Bayern Munich would be less enthusiastic about playing the game right now. That’s because the team from the nation’s capital has won eight games and lost just once.
With just four goals allowed, Hertha are a force to be reckoned with and they won’t be intimidated by the visitors. Compared to other top German teams, they didn’t start the season with high expectations but can take advantage of the overall weakness. A victory against the reigning champions would allow them to leapfrog three teams and climb all the way to the third place.
The Specter of the Champions League
The most important European competition will play an important role in this confrontation. That’s because Bayern Munich prepares for the second leg against Arsenal, and it played the first leg just a couple of days ago. That’s the number one priority for them right now as they try to return to the elite of European football.
Hertha is highly motivated to secure a place in this competition next season and that’s why they push for victory here. Having said this, both teams could definitely settle for one point under the circumstances, so the draw should not be ruled out. Risk-averse punters who don’t want to take any chances can take the odds of 3/5 offered by bet365 Sports on the home side not to lose by two goals or more.