Hertha Berlin vs. Bayer Leverkusen 6/20/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen (18-6-8) at Hertha Berlin (10-8-14)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 9:30 am (Olympiastadion)
The Line: Hertha Berlin +400 / Draw +320 / Bayer Leverkusen -170 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Hertha Berlin square off against Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga soccer action from the Olympiastadion on Saturday morning.
Hertha Berlin come into this match in 11th place tied with Union Berlin on 38 points with a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses following a 3rd successive defeat in the form of a 2-1 loss to Freiburg in their last match. The game was fairly quiet in the first half with just a single yellow card, but Hertha would break through in the 52nd minute, or so they thought, when Dodi Lukebako has a goal disallowed by VAR after it was determined a foul occurred in the buildup to the goal. Freiburg would get on the board first in the 61st minute before Vedad Ibisevic got Hertha on the board from the penalty spot five minutes later. Freiburg would restore the lead for good in the 71st minute as Hertha just couldn’t find an answer over the last 20+ minutes of the game. Lukebakio and Ibisevic lead Hertha in scoring with 6 goals apiece this season with Lukebakio and Mavin Plattenhardt having a team-high 5 assists on the year. Rune Jarstein is the top goalkeeper for Hertha Berlin, conceding 1.57 goals per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.
Bayer Leverkusen come into this match in 4th place with 60 points, sitting one point ahead of Borussia Monchengladbach for the last Champions League spot for next year with a record of 18 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses following a 3-1 win over Koln in their last match. In the victory over Koln, Sven Bender gave Leverkusen the lead after just seven minutes before Kai Havertz doubled the lead in the 40th minute. Kolngot on the board just before the hour mark but Moussa Diaby would restore the two-goal lead with an insurance goal seven minutes before full time, locking up the points for Leverkusen in the end when all was said and done. Havertz leads Leverkusen in scoring with 12 goals along with 6 assists while Kevin Volland has 9 goals and a team-high 7 assists. Lukas Hradecky is the top goaltending option for Leverkusen, conceding just 1.28 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 32 league appearances this season.
These two sides having traded wins back and forth over the years, so Hertha getting plus money is tempting. The problem is that Hertha have literally nothing but pride and contract obligations to play for here, while Leverkusen is fighting to stay in the drivers’ seat for the last Champions’ League spot with Monchengladbach right on their tails. I think Hertha being in just poor form with three straight losses combined with Leverkusen’s need for a win is just a bad combination for Hertha Berlin here, so I’ll take Bayer Leverkusen to win with both teams to score – no for decent plus money as well as the correct score of 2-0 for sizeable plus odds as well.