Bundesliga RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin BSC Betting Preview
This matchup between RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin should be a fun one after both teams pulled off emphatic four-goal wins over the weekend. For Red Bull Leipzig this is their second of six straight games against teams in the bottom half of the table and they could be in second place by the end of Wednesday with a win and a Dortmund loss to Bayern on Tuesday. Hertha meanwhile are cruising out of the COVID break with two clean sheets and seven goals scored and a win at the Red Bull Arena could propel The Old Lady into seventh place.
When the teams met in Berlin on November 9, Hertha scored first and last but in between Red Bull scored four times for a 4-2 win. Timo Werner had two of the goals and added an assist as Leipzig held 62 % of the possession. Let’s take a closer look at how the teams arrive to this matchup and their Bundesliga odds.
RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin Betting Preview
Red Bull Leipzig Betting Preview: Keep it Rolling
Timo Werner hadn’t scored in four straight games but that all changed as the German superstar bagged a hat trick Sunday in Red Bull’s 5-0 win at Mainz. Captain Yussyf Poulsen scored the second goal and added two assists on the day while Marcel Sabitzer also found the back of the net. The win gives Leipzig the season sweep of Mainz with an absurd 13-0 scoreline.
Werner has 30 goals in 38 games this season, 24 in league play while Sabitzer has 16 goals. The Red Bulls have gone nine straight without a loss in all competitions and haven’t suffered a league loss since January 25. The defense has done their job as well allowing just two goals during the current run of nine-straight without a loss and Peter Gulacsi has 12 clean sheets on the season.
Hertha Berlin Betting Preview: Second Half Savants
The Old Lady have really turned things around after the COVID break and they drubbed Union 4-0 at home Friday in the Berlin Derby with all four goals coming in the second half. Vedad Ibisevic opened the scoring in the 51st minute, Dodi Luebakio scored seconds later before Matheus Cunha and Dedryck Boyata found the back of the net as well. The win was the first at home for new manager Bruno Labbadia who is now 2-0 at the helm of Hertha.
Cunha has scored five times in six games including a goal in four straight as he prepares to face his former team following a January transfer. Hertha have scored 16 of their last 18 goals in the second half and they have never lost in the 19 times where Ibisevic has scored the first goal of the game.
RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin Betting Lines
Both teams have played well of late but it is tough to pick against the experience of Red Bull Leipzig, especially now that Werner is back on track and they are the home team. Hertha will have their hands full in this one and the action should be plentiful like their last matchup.
MyBookie Free Pick: Take the Over at -105