Match date: 20 Sep 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
2-1 - Lost
Hertha are without victory in four games and must try to end that winless streak, however it will be difficult since tonight in 5th round of Bundesliga are welcoming Leverkusen which managed to get back on winning tracks during weekend and are coming here with confidence and great desire for victory. In last round Hertha earned one point on the road against Hoffenheim, they were one goal behind since 6th minute and with that result teams wen't on the break, in second half after ten minutes Hertha scored and equalizer and managed to avoid defeat, during last week they got another draw against Spanish Bilbao at this stadium in match without goals, anyway after victory in opener against Stuttgart which just returned from second Bundesliga they failed to celebrate in next four games, it will be difficult to confront to a very offensive minded Leverkusen tonight. In last 8 duels with Leverkusen they celebrated only once and suffered seven defeats, last time at this field in May conceded six goals and i just doubt that can save their own net here. Hertha had solid last campaign, they are playing in Europa league unlike in last campaign but it's very hard for teams to play good in both Europe and domestic league. To this game hosts are coming as underdogs and must show something much more than in previous four games to earn points tonight, still i doubt that will avoid defeat. As for absent players, goalkeeper Klinsmann (0/0), forwards Schieber (0/0) and Selke (0/0) will all remain out of the squad.
Leverkusen didn't had some great last season, in Champions league were eliminated in 1/8 finals by Atletico Madrid but reaching knockout stage was decent result while in Bundesliga were only 12th, on start of the new season they had some hard time, first were defeated by Bayern Munich, in second round got one point after a draw against Hoffenheim while another defeat came in duel with Mainz, after that they finally managed to get back on the tracks and celebrated over Freiburg with convincing result, they scored four goals while opponents were almost without any chance on that game, that boosted their morale and are coming here to find another one. They are favorites for this match, in all four rounds they scored at least one goal and i'm sure that will break defense of Hertha. Guests are struggling to find their form since January, in preseason games also weren't great while season started pretty bad for them, it's about time for some changes and that last victory was very significant, now they need another one and i'm convinced that can outplay not so great Hertha once again and record second victory in the new season. Guests want victory and are coming here to defeat Hertha, at this moment i simple doubt that hosts can prevent Leverkusen from scoring. Visitors are coming here without injured defender Jedvaj (0/0) while midfielder L. Bender (1/0) is still in doubt due to his injury.
Hertha must try to find their form as soon as possible, to reach upper part of the table in Germany and stay in Europe until spring, however at this moment they are a bit out of the tracks and here are facing with Leverkusen which needs this victory badly, guests are favorites and i'm pretty sure that will grab all three points.