Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany.
Friday 22nd May 2020.
Kick-off: 20:30 (CEST).
This week’s preview takes a look at both Hertha and Union Berlin looking to claim the bragging rights in Friday’s Berlin derby.
Hertha Berlin produced an outstanding performance as they returned from their trip to Hoffenheim with an emphatic 0-3 away win. They have been rather inconsistent this season which sees them sitting in mid-table. Hertha Berlin are at 2.29 to win the Berlin derby.
Union Berlin’s first season in the Bundesliga has been nothing short of a resounding success. They lie in a comfortable mid-table position, just one point behind their opponents across the city. They lost 0-2 at home to league-leaders Bayern Munich in their first match back and put up a good fight. Union Berlin are looking to do the double over their city rivals this season, and they are at 3.18 to win on Friday night.
Union Berlin won 1-0 earlier in the season with a late Sebastien Polter penalty, and you can back them at 4.80 for them to win by the same score again. Despite this loss, Hertha head into this match as favourites. Both sides are not just playing for bragging rights; this match could see Union leapfrog Hertha in the table if they win.
The goalscoring of Hertha Berlin is more of a team effort with their top scorer being a midfielder with only five goals. Meanwhile, Union rely on Sebastian Andersson for their goals; the Swedish striker has 11 goals so far in this campaign. Hertha Berlin’s big-money signing Krzysztof Piątek has failed to hit the ground running at the Olympiastadion, he has scored just one goal since his £23.5 million move to the German capital. Can he make a difference in the derby? He’s at 2.20 to score in this match.
Hertha Berlin: Karim Rekik and Salomon Kalou (suspension).
Union Berlin: Sheraldo Becker and Yunus Malli.
We think this will be a close match like in the previous fixture, but with Hertha Berlin to edge it by one exact goal at current odds of 3.65.
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