Hertha and Leipzig Meet in This Weekend's Bundesliga DerbyPublished May 6, 2017 by Florin P
Hertha Berlin welcomes Leipzig at Olympiastadion for a match that none of the two teams can afford to lose (5:30 p.m UK Time).
Hertha Berlin won just twice in the last seven games and the last time they won a match was 10 rounds ago. Their inability to win any points on the road has caused them to plunge in the standings and they are now on the verge of disaster. With only 46 points, they are in danger of being leapfrogged by two teams, which would cost them their spot in Europa League. In order to turn the ship around, they need to defeat Leipzig, the second best team in the German Bundesliga.
Impeccable Home Record for Hertha
The home side is clearly fading in the standings and it will come as no surprise if they finish outside top six. However, they are still a force to be reckoned with when they play in Berlin, where they defend an amazing record. 12 victories in 15 rounds and just twice defeats is what they can brag about and they didn’t even lose against Bayern and Dortmund.
Granted they don’t play at the same level today, the hosts are still strong enough to cause a lot of headaches to Leipzig. Their top priority is to strengthen the defensive line which was recently affected by a flurry of injuries. Hertha Berlin doesn’t score a lot of goals at home and on the road, but they know how to defend against offensive minded visitors.
Leipzig Shows Signs of Weakness
The visitors are not exactly in the best position either and it looks like fatigue has finally caught up with them. They were unable to defeat Ingolstadt at home, despite the fact that their opponents are struggling to avoid relegation. On the road, they are even less effective and quite often allow opponents to dominate.
This is not a must win match for any of the teams, as a single point can be very helpful for both of them. That’s why punters should take the double chance wager on Hertha Berlin not to lose this match at odds of 7/10 courtesy of bet365 Sports.