RB Leipzig vs. Hertha – Bundesliga, October 24, 2020
Matchday 5 of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season brings five interesting games Saturday, October 24, including the RB Leipzig versus Hertha Berlin showdown at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.
We’ll see a great battle, as the visitors desperately want to snap their three-game losing streak, while the hosts need a win to stay atop of the Bundesliga standings.
Therefore, I bring you the best RB Leipzig vs. Hertha betting pick and odds along with the latest team news and all need-to-know betting tips and trends.
RB Leipzig vs. Hertha Odds
Honestly, I’m a bit surprised by the odds and was expecting to see the hosts around -333. I don’t want to underestimate the visiting team, and Hertha has already scored a whopping seven goals in two outings on the road this Bundesliga season.
Now, the odds on RB Leipzig to win by two or more goals are +120, and that’s quite tempting, considering the Red Bulls’ current form.
Last season, the Red Bulls beat Hertha 4-2 in Berlin while the clash in Leipzig was finished in a 2-2 stalemate.
RB Leipzig vs. Hertha Preview
The Red Bulls are topping the Bundesliga standings with 10 points and a 10:2 goal difference. After a 1-1 draw at Leverkusen on Matchday 2, RB Leipzig won two straight games without conceding.
They beat Schalke 4-0 at home in Matchday 3, while the previous round saw the Red Bulls’ 2-0 victory at Augsburg.
RB Leipzig is coming off a 2-0 home win over Basaksehir in the opening round of the Champions League group stage. The Red Bulls had an easy job, scoring a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.
On the other side, Hertha is laying at the 15th spot of the Bundesliga standings with just three points and an 8:10 goal difference.
The Old Lady opened the season with a nice 4-1 victory at Werder Bremen. Since then, Hertha lost at Bayern Munich 4-3 and to Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 and Stuttgart 2-0 at home.
Obviously, Hertha had some serious defensive issues in the first four weeks of the new season. The Old Lady put on a strong performance against the reigning champs in Munich, but over the last two rounds, Hertha has struggled mightily on both sides of the ball.
Hertha will be without injured centre-back Jordan Torunarigha, while midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is doubtful due to the coronavirus. RB Leipzig misses centre-back Lukas Klostermann and midfielder Konrad Laimer.
RB Leipzig vs. Hertha Pick
The Red Bulls love to push forward in numbers. They always look to score regardless of what’s happening on the pitch, so I expect to see a lot of goals Saturday at Red Bull Arena.
Hertha’s defense is a big issue. The Old Lady conceded five goals in two outings at home this term. Also, Hertha suffered a 5-4 defeat at Braunschweig in the German DFB Pokal and allowing five goals to the second-tier club is not a good sign.
The last three encounters between the Red Bulls and Old Lady in Leipzig produced four or more goals in total, so I’m backing this trend to continue.
Over 3.0 Goals-147