The Bundesliga is back this Friday, August 16 with Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena. The home team will look to start their title defence on the right foot. On the other hand, despite finishing 11th last year, Hertha Berlin have proved that they are not a pushover team. They will look to make life difficult for Bayern Munich and will surely put up a fight. All in all, an exciting match awaits us on Friday evening as the 2019/20 Bundesliga season kicks off!
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin Prediction & Match Preview
Friday, August 16 – 14:30 EST – Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich won their seventh consecutive Bundesliga title last season. They finished 35 points ahead of Hertha Berlin who finished in 11th. They have lost just once on Matchday 1 in the last 17 years, winning their last seven by an impressive aggregate scoreline of 25-4. Despite coming into the season with 7 straight titles, Bayern are in a serious transition phase. They are going into this match without the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. The departures of defenders Mats Hummels and Rafinha will also be felt. Young defenders Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez have both joined, a year after lifting the FIFA World Cup with France, as well as striker Fiete Arp from Hamburg. Despite this major transition, Bayern have proven time and time again how dominant they can be.
Bayern Munich have had the better of Hertha Berlin, winning 39 of their last 68 matches. Despite this, Hertha Berlin have not been easy opponents for Bayern Munich. They have caused some serious problems, being the only team that Bayern failed to score against in the 2018 calendar year. More so, the men from the capital remained unbeaten against the reigning champions. They have proven that they are no pushover. It will not be an easy match for Bayern Munich but they will be going into this one looking to defend their crown. We feel they have what it takes to be dominant and win their opening match.
OUR PICK: BAYERN MUNICH TO WIN + OVER 2.5 GOALS @1.50 ON BET 365