This season Hertha has played in Europa League, and Bayer was not in Europe at all, but that is why the team of Leverkusen played in both competitions, while Hertha failed all fronts. They were eliminated from Europa League, as well as from the Cup, and they are in the middle of the table in the championship. Bayer has won the semi-finals of the Cup, while they are in a great second place in the championship and they are hoping for a placement in the Champions League. Hertha is in a series of four games without defeat, and Bayer has not lost as many games in a row. In the first part of the season it was 2-1 in Berlin for Hertha.
The quarter-final Cup match, which Bayer played with Werder on Tuesday, has best shown how much confidence the “Pharmacists” have this season. After less than ten minutes of the game, they were losing with 2-0, but there was no panic and they first equalized and then won with 4-2 after two goals scored in overtime, and qualified for the semi-finals.
In the last championship round, they only played a draw with Freiburg 0-0 and it was the first match this season when they did not score. They did not play with the strongest team and there is a need to look for the reason of their inefficiency, and the confirmation came in duel with Werder, because in that match Brandt scored two goals after he rested in Freiburg. Bellarabi played great after entering from the bench, so we are now expecting him in the starting lineup, where L.Bender will not be there due to injury.
Hertha has no other responsibilities except for the championship, but this team does not score good results, so in four rounds played they only made one win. It is not very comforting that they only played three draws and lost only once and that they receive little goals. They also achieve small number of goals and their European positions are further and further. In two games in the second part of the championship, they did not score any goals, and both duels in Berlin were played with a result 1-1.
They did not have easy opponents because they played against Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim, while they played against weak Stuttgart and Werder away and did not triumph again. It is even more worrying that Werder and Hoffenheim overcame them, especially Hoffenheim in the last round when goalkeeper Kraft was rescuing them. After Bremen Torunarigha has replaced Lustenberger on the center-back, Darida replaced Maier, and Dude played instead of Esswein. Nothing helped and we now expect Weiser to be in the team from the first minute, instead of the injured Esswein, while Maier should also be back in the team.
Bayer is playing great this season and they are currently in very good shape so we do not believe that they will allow themselves a bad start of the match as in the Cup. In that case, they are very close to victory against the unconvincing Hertha, which even fails to play good on their field.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.67 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 10-Feb-2018 15:30 CET
Event Result: 0:2(0:1)
Profit: -40.00 Units