Bayern de Munique – Hertha Berlin (Betting tips)
With their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League of Europe virtually assured, Bayern Munich turn their attentions again to the German Championship. This Saturday, February 24, will host Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena. The clash is part of the schedule of the twenty-fourth round of the competition and starts scheduled for 11:30 am (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Bayern Munich
On Tuesday, February 20, also playing in their domains, Bayern made their debut in the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Besiktas, Turkey, 5-0. He took advantage of not only his technical advantage, but also numerical. The rival had a player expelled (Life) in the 16 minutes of the first stage. Thus, it opened a great advantage for the second match of the duel, marked for the stadium of the rival on March 14.
Until then, he will make three Bundesliga clashes, where his sixth consecutive title is well under way. With 59 points (19 wins, two draws and two losses), Bayern leads 19 with a lead compared to second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Remaining 11 rounds, this is a practically irreversible difference.
It only remains to know when the title will be confirmed mathematically. Having made the second game of the Champions League almost in a friendly, Bayern can reach the quarterfinals with the trophy already guaranteed.
This possibility is real in the face of the spectacular campaign that the team has been doing since November 25. Since then, his games have only one result: wins. There were 16 of them, 14 in official matches and two in friendly matches.
As he used the starting lineup on Tuesday, it may even be that coach Jupp Heinckes makes some changes by taking out players who might be a bit more tired. If this really happens, the changes should not be in large numbers. After all, in addition to the recovery time between matches, there will still be a free week before the next Bundesliga showdown.
At the outset, only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (three matches in the 2017/2018 edition of the German Championship) and midfielder James Rodriguez (16 matches, four goals) are recovering from injuries.
The current form of Hertha Berlin
Hertha has more reason to look down on the leaderboard than up. After earning a berth in the Europa League last season, the club fell significantly in income, especially in home games, which were the basis for him to stay in the elite squad.
In the previous day, in Berlin, took 2 to 0 of Mainz. He remained parked in the 30 points (seven wins, nine draws and seven losses). It occupies the eleventh position. They are seven points behind Schalke, sixth, who close the qualifying zone for European tournaments. The advantage for those threatened with relegation, however, can not be considered bad. There are six points between the capital team and the sticking zone.
This ends up giving Hungarian coach Pal Dardai some peace of mind. To face Bayern, he has some doubts regarding the physical fitness of four athletes. In the ward are the defender Karim Rekik (16 matches in the German Championship 2017/2018, two goals); and socks Ondrej Duda (nine games, one goal), Julius Kade (no performances) and Mitchell-Elijah Weiser (19 games, one goal).
History of the bouts between Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin
There was a draw in the last two meetings involving the teams. In the first round of the current season by 2 to 2. With this, Bayern extended to 13 their undefeated series against the rival. There were 11 wins and two draws. Hertha has not won in Munich since 2001.
Packed, with few medical problems, far superior technically and acting in their domains, Bayern is clearly the best guessing option for the match this Saturday. He has a prize of 1.16 in Bet365 for the victory case. Draw returns 7.50. Hertha is the biggest underdog of the round with a price of 17.00 per real invested in this possibility. Quotes were in effect at 11:16 pm on 2/22/2018.