Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Hertha Soccer Betting Prediction
Bayer 04 Leverkusen will host Hertha BSC Berlin in the English week of the 16th round next Wednesday. While the Werkself surprisingly lost the derby at the bottom of the 1. FC Köln table last game day, the old lady from Berlin had the first three under the new coach Jürgen Klinsmann.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen – statistics & current form
The men around coach Peter Bosz just can’t get anywhere in the Bundesliga. Actually, the results were impressive until last weekend. Since the home loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach on match day 10, the Leverkusen team have won three times, including at FC Bayern Munich, and have drawn against SC Freiburg. It was not to be expected that the bottom of the table, 1. FC Köln in the derby from the last day of the series, would put a spanner in the works. In addition, the Werkself is eliminated in the Champions League and hibernates only in the Euro League.
The derby last Saturday at 1. FC Köln was one to be forgotten, especially in the first round. It wasn’t until the end of the first half that things got a bit exciting. When Havertz was put in the penalty area in the 40th minute, there was a whistle. However, the referee showed the young star the yellow card and rightly so because of a swallow. In return, the Cologne team took the supposed lead. But this was also correctly withdrawn for offside. So it could only get better in the second half.
And it did, because the guests from Leverkusen, just 15 km away, came out of the catacombs as if stung by the tarantula. First, after great preparatory work by Volland, Amiri missed the huge opportunity to take the lead. A short time later, Havertz, who was the youngest player in the Bundesliga to break the 100 Bundesliga games mark, failed due to Timo Horn. And it was precisely in this urgent phase that Dragovic saw the traffic light card on the part of the guests after repeated fouls and had to leave.
It should be the crux of the game. In the 73rd minute, the substitute Cordoba set to 1: 0. When Bailey, who came on in the 54th minute, saw the red card for an assault, the game was over. The Cologne team even achieved the 2-0 final score in the 84th through Bornauw and send the Leverkusen team home without points. For Bayer, it continues on Wednesday in front of its own fans against Hertha BSC Berlin, in order to have to pass the 1. FSV Mainz 05 on the last match day before the winter break.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen lineup
Coach Bosz will not be pleased that he has to pretend to have two players banned in the English week. In addition to Dragovic, Bailey is also missing. Leon Bailey saw the red card for the second time this season for an assault and will face a hefty fine.
Hradecky – Retsos, S. Bender, Wendell – Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger – L. Bender, Havertz, Mairi, Diaby – Volland
Hertha BSC Berlin – statistics & current form
After only 14 days of play, the old lady Ante Covic’s new trainer, which was only installed in the summer, was over. Jürgen Klinsmann followed as the new coach. Klinsi’s record of his first two games is more than sobering. He and his team could only get one point. So it was absolutely necessary to win the home game against SC Freiburg on the previous day. Otherwise Klinsmann, who would turn everything upside down in just two weeks, would be unbelievable. In addition to a new club hotel, he also installed countless new trainers. But it didn’t bring much.
Also in the home game against SC Freiburg, the capitals had a hard time. In general, the game was not to be watched, especially in the first round. Selke on the side of the home side still had the best chance of leading. The guests only shot once in the first section and went 0-0 in the break.
It is well known that Jürgen Klinsmann has special skills in terms of motivation. He should have found the right words during the break because his team came out of the cabin completely changed and much braver. Darida, the best Berliner of the day, scored the 1-0 with a dream goal in the 53rd minute. It was his third goal of the season. Four minutes later, Hertha trembled for the first time. The Freiburg had been awarded a corner kick.
The capital city’s standard weakness is also known across the country. But Koch put the header just millimeters past the case. Subsequently, the home side took command again against tired-looking guests. First Ibisevic tried from a distance and then Lukebakio. But both attempts missed the gate. In the end it was a narrow victory for the old lady. But you still have a tight program before Christmas. First they have to go to the Werkself in Leverkusen and in the last game before the winter break comes Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Lineup Hertha BSC Berlin
Jürgen Klinsmann is spoiled for choice. There are no known injured or suspended players.
Jarstein – Klünter, Boyata, Rekik, Plattenhardt – Lukebakio, Darida, Grujic, Dilrosun – Selke, Ibisevic
Soccer Betting Prediction Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Hertha
The duel between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Hertha BSC Berlin has been played 46 times in Germany’s top division. The old lady’s away record is more than sobering. Out of 26 games at the Werkself, the capital could only win five and shared the points four times. Leverkusen will go into the game with a lot of anger in their stomach and win the duel in terms of the Champions League ranks.
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