Bayern Munich played for a rare goal-less draw against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16. That wasn’t such a bad result, but Bayern Munich will now have to shift their focus to the Bundesliga. They will play host to Hertha Berlin on Saturday, who have been mediocre at best lately.
Date/Time: 2-23-2019, 09:30 EST
Spread: Bayern Munich -2
Total: 3.5 Goals
Bayern Munich (15-4-3) were not very good in their away match against Liverpool for the Champions League. To be honest neither team deserved the win in that match, and the goal-less draw was the fairest of results. Last week in the Bundesliga they struggled on the road against Augsburg. But they came back twice in that match to eventually win by 3-2. They have not been very stable lately though, winning just two of their last five in all competitions (2-1-2). Bayern Munich are still 2nd in the Bundesliga with 48 points, but now just three behind Dortmund who slipped. Bayern Munich have also been equally good at home (6-1-3), where they are undefeated in their last nine in all competitions (6-0-3).
On the other hand, Hertha Berlin (8-6-8) will surely be feeling frustrated about the outcome of their last match. They took an early lead against Werder Bremen at home but conceded a late goal for the final 1-1 draw. Hertha Berlin have not been in the best of shapes lately, winning just once in their last five matches in all competitions (1-1-3). They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 32 points, three behind Wolfsburg and the top six. Hertha Berlin have been quite competitive on the road so far (4-4-3). They have won three of their last five away matches and have scored in each of their last nine in all competitions.
The two teams met not too long ago in the German Cup, where after a 2-2 draw in the regular time it was Bayern Munich who scored the winning goal. But Hertha Berlin won at home by 0-2 for the Bundesliga earlier in the season. Now four of the last five matches between the two sides were draws.
However, Bayern Munich have been simply dominant as hosts in this match-up. They are undefeated in the past two decades and have won ten of the last eleven here. Hertha Berlin have consistently scored on the road this season and could pose a threat here. Bayern Munich are good and all, but their defense is not. Going with the Over 3.5 Goals here.
Bundesliga Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin Prediction: Over 3.5 Goals (-108)
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