Hertha BSC vs. Bayern Munich / Bundesliga – Two old rivals and teams that are playing the European competitions this season are in crisis and in a very bad mood before their mutual duel. Hertha again has a lot of problems when playing away, and the evidence is two defeats in a row, with no goals scored, one of which took place in Europa League. Bayern did not have a weaker start of the season for a long time, and they even replaced their coach, which is very unusual for this team. Last season, these rivals played 1-1 in Berlin, while it was 3-0 in Munich for Bayern. Begins: 01.10.2017. – 15:30 CET
The humble start of the season for Hertha and, as usual, this team is playing much better at home where they achieved their only two wins so far, if we do not count the Cup. They even played two draws in Berlin, against Werder and Athletic in Europa League, while at the same time, they only played one draw in four away matches. They were hoping for a positive series after they defeated Bayer Leverkusen, but they have lost in Mainz and then from Ostersund in Europa League where they only made one point from two games played.
Coach Dardai tried to make a good result in Sweden in a slightly modified team but the fact that they played without goalkeeper Jarstein, center-back Rekic, left-back Plattenhardt and by now best offensive player Leckie, did not pay off. They are all now returning to the team, and probably Kalou, while Ibisevic is suspended, so they are practically without a real striker.
Probable lineups Hertha BSC: Jarstein – Weiser, Rekik, Stark, Plattenhardt – Skjelbred, Darida – Leckie, Duda, Kalou – Esswein
It cannot even be said that the situation for Bayern is very alarming, but the appetites of this team are always big, and only a few weaker parties are enough to light up the alarm lights. In this case, coach Carlo Ancelotti has paid the price, with whom they somehow were not satisfied from the beginning and there was a lot of silent conflict, so no wonder it all escalated. It does not happen often to Bavarians to replace the coach during the season and so early, but they have made that move and his assistant Wili Sagnol will be the coach of the current champion until further notice.
Two failures are behind the Bavarians, first a home draw with Wolfsburg after a 2-0 lead, then a debut in the Champions League and defeat 3-0 by PSG. They were defeated by Hoffenheim, so they are only three points behind the leading Dortmund on the championship table, while everything is still open in the Champions League, and they can easily take at least the second place in the group. Ancelotti was on the bench in his last game, he tried with Sule and J.Martinez on the center-back, and he sent the newly recovered Alabu on the field. It turned out bad, so Sagnol will make new changed again.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Ulreich – Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba – Rudy, Tolisso – Robben, T.Muller, Ribery – Lewandowski
Hertha BSC vs. Bayern Munich PICK
Hertha and Bayern are not shinning lately, but Hertha somehow manages to remain undefeated at home and we believe that the can provide a good resistance to the favoured Bayern in this match, who would be happy with some minimal victory.
Pick: Asian Handicap +1.5 Hertha
Odds: 1.84 at bet365 (down to 1.74 can be played)