14:30 GMT 22 January 2017
The Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hertha match will be played on Sunday, January 22. The match will take place at Bay Arena, Leverkusen. Bayer Leverkusen is currently ninth on Bundesliga table, with 21 points and Hertha is currently third and they won 30 points so far.
Bayer Leverkusen won only one out of their last six Bundesliga matches. In addition, they recorded only one clean sheet in the last ten Bundesliga matches.
Hertha was defeated twice in their last three Bundesliga matches. In nine Bundesliga matches prior to those defeats, Hertha had only one defeat.
In their previous ten meetings Bayer Leverkusen was much more successful - they recorded five victories, while Hertha won only one match against them. Four matches ended as a draw. We usually see many goals in their matches - in seven out of those ten games there were over 2.5 goals.
Head to head matches: Bayer Leverkusen - Hertha BSC
|30.04.2016||Bund||Bayer Leverkusen||Hertha BSC||2:1|
|05.12.2015||Bund||Hertha BSC||Bayer Leverkusen||2:1|
Latest matches: Bayer Leverkusen
|17.01.2017||Club||Bayer Leverkusen||VfL Bochum||2:1||W|
|12.01.2017||Club||Bayer Leverkusen||Atletico Mineiro MG||1:0||W|
|08.01.2017||Club||Estudiantes de La Plata||Bayer Leverkusen||3:5||W|
|21.12.2016||Bund||1 FC Cologne||Bayer Leverkusen||1:1||D|
|18.12.2016||Bund||Bayer Leverkusen||FC Ingolstadt||1:2||L|
Latest matches: Hertha BSC
|12.01.2017||Club||Ud Poblense||Hertha BSC||0:1||W|
|11.01.2017||Club||RCD Mallorca||Hertha BSC||5:6||W|
|21.12.2016||Bund||Hertha BSC||SV Darmstadt 98||2:0||W|
|17.12.2016||Bund||RB Leipzig||Hertha BSC||2:0||L|
|10.12.2016||Bund||Hertha BSC||Werder Bremen||0:1||L|
Bayer Leverkusen is disappointing in Bundesliga this season. Perhaps Champions League is taking its toll, but it was worth it - Bayer qualified for the knockout phase of the best European club competition. However, their ambitions in Bundesliga haven't changed - they want to finish in the top four teams in the league, so they can represent Germany in Champions League in the forthcoming season too. Currently, it seems they will fail to accomplish that, since they are trailing by eight points behind the fourth placed Eintracht Frankfurt. On the other hand, they recorded three victories in three friendly matches during the winter break, so it seems their form is on the rise.
Hertha is very happy with their current position on the table. However, they recorded two defeats in the league recently, so their form is not that great at the moment. If they defeat Leverkusen they will practically eliminate one of the clubs that fight for Champions League spot, so they'll have a great motive in the forthcoming match.
Hertha is performing better in this Bundesliga season, but tradition tells us that Bayer Leverkusen will win this match. It is hard to predict the outcome, but both teams should score at least one goal here.
22 January 2017 - 14:30 GMT
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