Hertha BSC vs. Bayer Leverkusen Match Analysis and Prediction

The race for a top-four finish is heating up for side Bayer Leverkusen as they head to the Olympiastadion in the Bundesliga to face off Hertha BSC. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 16:30 GMT.

Bayer Leverkusen revived their winning streak after their loss to side Bayern Munich and Schalke 04. This followed an emphatic 3-1 win over FC Koln last weekend. The spark in the side followed with the tight race for the top-four finish for Champions League elite.

The side is fourth in the Bundesliga table with 60 points, which is one point behind Borussia Monchengladbach and three points clear off RB Leipzig. The race for a top-four finish is becoming real in the Bundesliga even after Bayern Munich clinching the title.

Hertha BSC is eleventh on the Bundesliga table with a series of losses. The side has lost to Borussia Dortmund, Frankfurt and Freiburg in a row. Hence, the side hopes to break the streak this weekend. However, Bayer Leverkusen will prove to be a hard nut to crack.

Coach Labbadia is under pressure to revive his camp with the dressing room in need of a spark. This weekend sets to be a litmus test for the side with the attacking threat by the opponents immense.

Hertha BSC vs. Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head

Both sides have 24 games between the sides, with Bayer Leverkusen taking home 13 wins, while Hertha with only seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Hertha BSC

Freiburg 2-1 Hertha BSC

Hertha BSC 1-4 Eintracht Frankfurt

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hertha BSC

Hertha BSC 2-0 Augsburg

RB Leipzig 2-2 Hertha BSC

 

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 FC Koln

FC Schalke 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich

Freiburg 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen 1-4 Wolfsburg

 

Hertha BSC Team News

Coach Labbadia contends with injury woes in his camp, with senior players ruled out for the clash. Leading the injury list is left winger Javairo Dilsorum with a muscle injury. Left-back Maxmillian Mittelstadt continues recovering from mononucleosis while right-winger Marius Wolf recovers from a strain.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Right-winger Karim Bellarabi recently picked up a hamstring injury and remained a doubt for the clash. Another doubtful figure ahead of the clash is the center back Bender with an ankle injury. However, Bosz receives an injury boost with return sensational talent Kai Havertz.

Prediction and Odds

We expect a high scoring encounter with Hertha BSC coming off as the underdogs in this encounter:

Bayer Leverkusen Win

Goals Over 2.5

Most Goals First Half

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