2019-20 Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha kick off? Wednesday 18th December, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha being played? BayArena

What TV channel is Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha?

Bayer Leverkusen – https://ticketshop.bayer04.de/SpielAuswahl

Hertha – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/hbsctk/

What was the score in the last meeting between Bayer Leverkusen & Hertha? Hertha 1-5 Bayer Leverkusen

THE TEAM NEWS

BAYER LEVERKUSEN

  • Bayer Leverkusen dropped out of the top six after a 2-0 defeat at Koln on Saturday, with both goals coming after red cards for Leverkusen.
  • Bailey and Dragovic were the two players sent off so they are suspended, though Tah is back from suspension to take Dragovic's place in defence.
  • Alario and Demirbay are likely to be recalled after not featuring against Koln, while striker Pohjanpalo is nearing a return from injury.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Hradecky; L. Bender, Tah, S. Bender, Wendell; Aranguiz, Demirbay; Bellarabi, Havertz, Diaby; Alario

Unavailable: Weiser (Injured), Bailey (Suspended), Dragovic (Suspended)

Doubtful: Pohjanpalo (Injured)

HERTHA

  • Hertha BSC registered their first win in eight league games and their first under Klinsmann on Saturday, beating Freiburg 1-0 at home.
  • Klinsmann switched to a conventional 4-4-2 formation against Freiburg and may stick with that, but he has plenty of options to pick from.
  • Veteran striker Ibisevic is unlikely to start two games in the space of five days so Wolf could be recalled in attack, while winger Leckie is back in full training.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Jarstein; Klunter, Stark, Boyata, Plattenhardt; Wolf, Darida, Grujic, Dilrosun; Selke, Lukebakio

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Leckie (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Bayer Leverkusen won 5-1 when these two sides last met in May and Wednesday's encounter could be another high-scoring one. Hertha have conceded two or more goals in nine of their last 13 away Bundesliga matches, while Bayer have drawn a blank in just one of their last 16 at home.

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