Hertha Berlin to host Bayer Leverkusen at Olympiastadion on Sunday, latest Bundesliga game.
Hertha Berlin enters this match thanks to a 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund last Saturday at Westfalenstadion. Goals from midfielder Julian Brandt in the second half and talented young striker Youssoufe Moukoko secured the victory for Borussia Dortmund. Hertha Berlin ruled out Czech national team player Vladimir Darida in the second half.
Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, lost to Arminia Bielefeld, Frank Kramer, at the BayArena last Sunday. Goals by Japanese midfielders Ritsu Doan and Masaye Okugawa have concluded a deal for Arminia Bielefeld. Striker Patrik Schick scored a consolation goal for Bayer Leverkusen.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen, head to head matches
In 24 mutual encounters between the two sides, Bayer Leverkusen holds the advantage. They won in 11 games, lost eight and drew five.
The two clubs last clashed last year in the Bundesliga, and the match ended in a 0-0 draw. Bayer Leverkusen scored just one goal, although they did. Patrik Schick, Leon Bailey and Moussa Diaby in the field.
Guide for Hertha Berlin from the Bundesliga: LWLLD
Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga Form Guide: LWLDD
Hertha Berlin – Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Berlin’s Hertha manager Pal Dardai will not be able to request the services of Belgian central defender Dedryck Boyata, while midfielder Vladimir Darida has been suspended.
The availability of young Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha, left back Marvin Plattenhardt, striker Jessic Ngankam, experienced German midfielder Sami Khedira, winger of Serbia Nemanja Radonjic and midfielders Eduard Lowen and Matteo Guendouzi is suspected
Injured: Dedryck Boyata
Suspicious: Nemanja Radonjic, Eduard Lowen, Sami Khedira, Marvin Plattenhardt, Jessic Ngankam, Matheus Cunha, Matteo Guendouzi
Suspended: Vladimir Darida
Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen will be left without experienced Austrian midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger, Colombian right-back Santiago Arias, Finnish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Dutch left-back Daley Sinkgraven and the Bender brothers; Sven and Lars. There are doubts about the availability of the young Brazilian striker Paulinho.
Injured: Julian Baumgartlinger, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Santiago Arias, Lukas Hradecky, Sven Bender, Lars Bender, Daley Sinkgraven
Hertha Berlin – Bayer Leverkusen Predicted XI
Hertha Berlin predicts XI (3-1-4-2): Rune Jarstein, Lukas Klunter, Niklas Stark, Marton Dardai, Lucas Tousart, Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Dodi Lukebakio, Mathew Leckie, Maximilian Mittelstadt, Krzysztof Piatek, Jhon Cordoba
Bayer Leverkusen predicts XI (4-3-3): Lennart Grill, Jeremie Frimpong, Jonathan Tah, Edmond Tapsoba, Wendell, Nadiem Amiri, Charles Aranguiz, Kerem Demirbay, Moussa Diaby, Patrik Schick, Demarai Gray
Hertha Berlin – Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Hertha Berlin is sixteenth in the Bundesliga table, tied in points with 17th-placed Mainz. However, the Pal Dardai team will like the chances, and Cologne and Arminia Bielefeld have only a point ahead of them.
Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, are 6th in the Bundesliga table. Peter Bosza have won just one of their last five league games, and injuries have not helped their goal.
Despite Bayer Leverkusen’s suffering, they should be able to beat Hertha Berlin.
Prediction: Hertha Berlin 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen