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Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

15 January 2020

Sunday 19 January

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Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich resume their quest to win an eighth successive title with a trip to Hertha Berlin following the winter break. The Bavarians are currently third in the table and four points behind league leaders RB Leipzig.

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Past Meetings

The teams drew 2-2 at the Allianz Arena in August, despite Bayern enjoying more than 70% of the possession. Hertha won last season’s corresponding fixture 2-0, following three straight draws between the teams. Before that, Bayern beat Die Alte Dame 11 times in a row, scoring 33 goals and keeping seven clean sheets.

Team News

Hertha head coach Jurgen Klinsmann returns from the break with a clean bill of health. Back-up goalkeeper Thomas Kraft is the only player the former Bayern boss will be without for this game against the club he both played for and managed in the past.

Hans-Dieter Flick won’t be anywhere near as lucky when he take his place in the away dugout. Top scorer Robert Lewandowski could miss out with a groin problem, while Kingsley Coman, Javi Martinez and Niklas Sule are all injured. Joshua Kimmich is suspended, while Lucas Hernandez, Serge Gnabry and Thiago Alcantara are also doubts.

Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich Preview and Predictions

With only one victory over Bayern Munich in more than a decade, this is a tough assignment for Hertha Berlin. They can at least take some encouragement from the fact that win came in last season’s corresponding fixture though. So, can Die Alte Dame repeat the trick this weekend?

The home team are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga fixtures, winning two, as they put a run of five straight defeats behind them to close out the year in a more positive fashion. Currently lying 12th, Klinsmann’s side also won both of their friendlies during the break, compared to Bayern who were thumped 5-2 by Nurnberg on Saturday.

Die Roten have been far from their usual imperious selves this season, losing four of their last 11 league games. Flick will hope that his players have had the chance to reset over the winter break, as they did last season when they only lost once in the second half of the campaign after three defeats before the annual hiatus.

Bayern’s away form is certainly a concern for the club’s supporters, who’ve only seen their team win five of their last 12 on the road, stretching back to last season. The Munich club will be desperate for main man Lewandowski to be fit, and if he is, their price of 1.32 for the win is much more appealing. If not, Hertha could prove excellent value at 8.50, with the draw available at 5.60.

Recommended Bets

Bayern to win and BTTS at 2.30

The away team are the clear favourites to take the win, but they’ve conceded 22 goals in 17 Bundesliga matches this season, and shipped five in a friendly against second-tier Nurnberg last weekend.

Draw/Bayern half-time/full-time and over 2.5 goals at 6.90

With great odds compared to the outright market, this bet could be a good way to enhance your winnings on a Bayern victory.

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