Hertha Berlin favoured to beat Werder Bremen and move into the Europa League spots!
Last season’s Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen match saw Hertha end a three match losing streak against these familiar foes and if they can claim victory against Bremen this evening it will be the first time since the 2001/02 Bundesliga season that they will have won back to back matches in this fixture. They are doing better than Bremen at this stage of the season with six more points collected in 15 matches and they are favoured to increase that gap to nine points and move themselves into the top six in the league with victory tonight according to GR88.com. Their Hertha v Werder betting odds are as below.
Hertha Berlin to win – 1.62
Draw – 3.75
Werder Bremen to win – 5.00
(Odds provided by GR88.com are current as of today but subject to change.)
Although Hertha Berlin are favoured to take all three points in the opening match of the 16th round of Bundesliga action this evening, they are less favoured this evening than last night as they have slipped from odds 1.57 to 1.60. I feel that they should not be slipping as they face a Werder Bremen side this evening that is in serious trouble defensively. Bremen come into this match without a win in four and their 7-0 thumping at home by FIFA Club World Cup bound Bayern Munich saw their goals against record in this run reach 17 goals. All confidence that they had up to that point would have been sucked out of them too as they shipped a goal every ten minutes after going behind in the 21st minute of the match.
Despite this appalling recent defensive record of late, Bremen have been scoring goals in this winless streak as they have found the net on seven occasions, with the majority of them coming in the 4-4 draw away at Hoffenheim, and this has seen them outscore their hosts over the last four games by two goals. Hertha have taken seven points in their last four matches, compared to just a single point for the visitors to the Olympiastadion, but their defensive record of conceding just three goals in the last four games will give them the edge this evening.
As well as this Hertha have conceded as many goals in their 15 Bundesliga matches this season as Bremen have done in their last four games. In fact, this concession of so many goals in the last few games has seen Werder Bremen double their goals conceded tally from 17 after 11 matches to 34 after 15 and I can see them shipping goals again tonight. However, they are likely to find the net as well, but their leaky defence will cost them ultimately and my money is on a home win tonight with plenty goals in the game.
Back Hertha Berlin to win this Hertha v Werder match and there to be +2.5 goals scored @ 2.34 in the GR88 Sportsbook!