Match Preview: Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Hertha Berlin Prediction and Betting Tips | Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen – Hertha Berlin betting tips for today, December 18, 2019

Football: GERMANY: Bundesliga – Round 16
Kick-off: 18:30 Bayer Leverkusen – Hertha Berlin
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.58
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

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Bayer Leverkusen have suffered consecutive 2-0 defeats in all competitions, after only losing one of their nine prior to that. Both losses did, however, see the games placed 0-0 by the hour mark, suggesting that they often switch off late.
An issue for Leverkusen is their inconsistent home record in all competitions this season (W5, D4, L3). Purely in league action, they have won only one of their past five in front of their own supporters, and last kept a ‘home league’ cleansheet in September.
Hertha Berlin have steadily improved since Jürgen Klinsmann took the helm, but not at the cost of entertainment, as only three out of 15 games have failed to produce over 2.5 goals to this point. Their ability to recover from setbacks is still in question though, with Hertha still yet to win a league game this season in which they’ve been trailing at half-time (D1, L7).
None of the last 12 H2H encounters have ended level, and the winner here (if any) will likely have to be patient at first. Significantly, none of Hertha’s away league fixtures this season have witnessed a goal inside the opening 20 minutes, either for or against ‘The Old Lady’.
Players to watch: Lucas Alario has netted a total of six goals across Leverkusen’s past six Bundesliga home wins, including two braces.
Dodi Lukébakio is Hertha Berlin’s ‘away league’ top scorer this season with three goals. All three of the applicable matches finished as draws.
Stat attack: Leverkusen’s win-rate as a Bundesliga home favourite in 2019/20 is down 12.5% compared to 2018/19.
In Bundesliga action alone, Leverkusen have 15 first-half goals compared to just seven afterwards.
Hertha have conceded exactly once beyond the 75th minute in each of their last five Bundesliga away defeats.
The points distribution has been the same at both HT/FT in each of the last seven H2Hs.