RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin
It has been so far so good for Julian Nagelsmann in his second year as RB Leipzig’s manager as his club stands alone on top of the league standings as of the moment.
The new-look Red Bulls aren’t skipping a beat so far as they fight for this year’s Bundesliga championship. And this weekend, they will get to host Hertha BSC over at the Red Bull Arena.
A victory by RB Leipzig here will put them further in front of the title race, which was a similar theme early last season. Meanwhile, their visitors in Hertha BSC will look to snap their losing skid.
After defeating Werder Bremen in their first match of the season, Die Alte Dame dropped three straight – which put them at the 15th spot at the table.
The SBOTOP betting tips don’t favour them to win this weekend, but they are sure to give it all they got as they plan to avoid to be in the dreaded relegation zone.
Can they get their campaign going by snapping their losing streak? Or will RB Leipzig add another win to their torrid run?
Let us examine both of these clubs through this match preview.
Teamwork makes the dream work for RB Leipzig
Many have wondered on how Julian Nagelsmann’s side will fare this season given the departure of Timo Werner to Chelsea.
But as it stands right now, the Red Bulls arguably look better than ever given their run as of late.
RB Leipzig are currently on top of the league standings and they have done it by committee.
Speedy left-back Angelino, striker Yussuf Poulsen, and midfielder Emil Forsberg has supplied eight goals already for the team while we have been witnesses to the improvement of Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku.
However, they’ll have to do it by committee once more as they have several injured players ahead of this fixture.
Their midfield depth will take a hit with the absences of Marcel Sabitzer and Konrad Laimer, while Nordi Mukiele will need to step up given that Lukas Klostermann is considered doubtful.
Julian Nagelsmann is expected to give more time to the likes of Alexander Sorloth, Justin Kluivert, and Hwang Hee-chan to provide additional playmaking and attacking, while Dayot Upamecano, Tyler Adams, and Ibrahima Konate are to act as pillars for Leipzig’s defence.
Hertha BSC facing injury doubts
Wins are hard to come by for Hertha BSC lately, and it is about to get even harder as they have their own share of maladies as well.
Their defence will take a major hit with the absences of Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Jordan Torunarigha, Lukas Klunter, Peter Pekarik, and midfielder Santiago Ascacibar – as they all have been nursing injuries lately.
Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi tested positive for COVID-19 and he will be out for the meantime as well.
On the other hand, their new signings in Krzysztof Piatek and Lucas Tousart have yet to hit the ground running as neither have scored for this season.
Matheus Cunha and Jhon Cordoba lead the way with two goals each and that number has to rise if they plan on improving their Bundesliga 2020 results.
Matches between RB Leipzig and Hertha BSC are few and far in between in the Bundesliga.
In their eight direct matches against each other, the Red Bulls own the significant edge in the head-to-heads with six wins while Die Alte Dame won in two along with one draw.
RB Leipzig won over Hertha BSC in dominating fashion multiple times. Last year, they outscored them with an aggregate tally of 9-2 in two fixtures.
However, in their previous encounter last March, Hertha BSC managed to draw level against RB Leipzig with a 2-2 tally. At the time, Die Alte Dame were running hot in form under Bruno Labaddia, who was new to the job back then.
|RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin||RB Leipzig Asian Handicap -1.00 @ 1.76|
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The Bundesliga 2020 odds point to an easy win for the home team.
RB Leipzig are priced at 1.46, while Hertha BSC’s odds to win are at 6.00 and a draw is at 4.60 in the 1×2 market.
Even without Timo Werner, the Red Bulls are more than capable of producing goals and they will be the main contributors as to why Total Goal 2-3 @ 1.88 is a good bet.
Since Hertha BSC are not expected to add in goals, Under 2.50 @ 2.19 sounds a plausible wager too.
A positive result against a strong RB Leipzig squad can serve as a catalyst towards a better form for Hertha BSC. However, their lack of depth at the attack might be too much to bear for team manager Bruno Labaddia.
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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.
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