Ryan Elliott has a 6/4 tip for RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin
Leipzig v Hertha for Wednesday’s early kick-off looks like a real thigh-rubber, and it’s a fixture where both sides come into it in very good form.
After being largely dreadful for the entirety of the season, Hertha have suddenly turned into a very impressive side, primarily thanks to new boss Bruno Labbadia, who has overseen 3-0 and 4-0 wins against Hoffenheim and Union Berlin respectively.
However, their trip to Leipzig is a whole new matter. After a disappointing draw against Freiburg in their first game back, Leipzig reminded the league just what they were about after hammering Mainz 5-0 on Sunday, and with the Bundesliga title still a possibility, they are not the sort of side that should be written off.
Both sides contain goals aplenty. Leipzig obviously have a lot of firepower—particularly in the shape of 24-goal Timo Werner—while Hertha have seen 35-year-old Vedad Ibisevic and exciting 20-year-old Matheus Cunha both find the net in their last two matches.
While I like what Labbadia has done at Hertha, I’m backing Leipzig to win and both teams to score.
Hertha’s two wins came against mid-table sides with little to play for (though Union are getting sucked into a relegation battle), while Leipzig’s cobwebs have now fully been blown off after their Mainz victory.
63% of Leipzig’s games have seen both teams score, and despite Leipzig’s strong defence, Hertha have proven that they’re capable of great things going forward and I expect them to go down swinging against this brilliant Leipzig side.