RB Leipzig have given themselves an outside chance for the Bundesliga championship and will expect another strong performance against Hertha Berlin.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men were too much for Mainz 05 last time out having run out comfortable 5-0 winners on the road. Hertha, though, will not be pushovers and go into this game on the back of a six-match unbeaten streak away from home (four wins and two draws).
However, the Berliners are on a four-game losing streak against their east German neighbours, conceding 18 goals in the process.
Where to watch RB Leipzig v Hertha Berlin on TV:
- UK: BT Sport 1
- US: Fox Sports 2
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RB Leipzig & Hertha Berlin’s previous line-ups:
RB Leipzig (vs Mainz): Gulácsi; Upamecano, Klostermann, Halstenberg; Laimer; Sabitzer, Nkunku, Kampl, Olmo; Werner, Poulsen.
Hertha Berlin (vs Union Berlin): Jarstein; Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhardt; Lukebakio, Grujic, Skjelbred, Darida; Cunha; Ibisevic.
Willi Orban made his RB Leipzig comeback after six months out with injury in their 5-0 win at Mainz, but he’s not expected to start against Hertha. Former Milan star Krzysztof Piatek is pushing for a place in Bruno Labbadia’s starting eleven.
Players to watch:
RB Leipzig: The race for this season’s top scorer prize is hotting up. Just when it looked like Robert Lewandowski was running away with the Torjägerkanone, competition emerged in the guise of Timo Werner, who now sits three goals behind the Polish marksman after registering a third hat-trick of the season last time out. Werner rediscovering his golden touch against Mainz no doubt spells trouble for Hertha Berlin, who have conceded the most goals (48) of any side currently sitting inside the Bundesliga top 10.
Hertha Berlin: Werner is an incredibly formidable opponent but if Hertha can keep a lid on the Germany international, the chances of a big result are quite high. Labbadia will likely entrust centre-back Dedryck Boyata with the task of stopping Werner, with the Belgium international hitting fine form in recent games. Furthermore, Boyata also has three goals in his last six games, so might well prove decisive at the other end of the pitch too.
Recent Bundesliga 2019/20 form:
RB Leipzig: WDDDW
Hertha Berlin: WWDDL