RB Leipzig vs Hertha BerlinGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 May 27, 2020, Red Bull Arena
RB Leipzig rediscovered their shooting-boots when they mauled Mainz 5-0 on Sunday and they may have to hit top gear again on Wednesday evening to overcome improving Hertha Berlin.
The Red Bulls title charge faltered in recent weeks following a run of three consecutive draws, however, Sunday's much-needed three points saw Leipzig move back into third-place in the Bundesliga table.
Julian Naglesmann's exciting young side delivered what was arguably the most impressive performance by any team since the restart and the hosts will still harbour ambitions of contesting the title despite being 10 points off the summit.
What's more, Die Roten Bullen will be presented with the opportunity to reduce the arrears at the top of the table given that Borussia Dortmund fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in Der Klassiker on Tuesday evening.
However, standing in Leipzig's way of back-to-back Bundesliga wins is a Hertha Berlin side who have hit the ground running following the resumption of the German season.
Bruno Labbadia's men followed up their thumping 3-0 win away at Hoffenheim by brilliantly dismantling fierce rivals Union Berlin on Friday night.
The Betting Odds
RB Leipzig, despite winning only two of their last eight league matches, are red-hot favourites here at a best 4/11 with Betway.
Hertha Berlin are huge underdogs at 8/1 with PaddyPower and a point apiece is also deemed unlikely at 9/2 with the same firm.
The Betting Angles
I landed a stonking 17/10 winner during Leipzig's thumping 5-0 win on Sunday by backing 3+ match goals, 3+ match cards & 6+ match corners and I like the look of repeat on Wednesday evening at 11/10 with PaddyPower.
Yet again, Leipzig showed why they have quickly become one of Europe's most lauded teams when they shredded Mainz on Sunday afternoon.
Only Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have banged in more goals than the Red Bull Arena side and Timo Werner returning to top-form could be an ominous sign for all Bundesliga backlines.
What's more, Leipzig have scored in each of their 13 league games on home turf and they will be coming up against an in-form Hertha Berlin side who have got on the scoresheet in each of their last seven road trips.
With that in mind, coupled with both respective sides impressive results over the weekend, the above-mentioned punt with PaddyPower takes appeal given the array of attacking talent that will be on display.
I also bagged a full house of winners from the Berlin derby on Friday night by going for Hertha Berlin goals and I fancy Bruno Labbadia's side to make the net bulge on Wednesday evening.
There is little value in backing Hertha to hit the back of the net at a general 1/2, however, adding two or more corner kicks for the visitors is a lot more enticing at 4/5 with Bet 365.
Hertha Berlin games have been goal-heavy in recent months – Die Alte Dame have scored at least twice in their last four away matches – and 63% of Leipzig's league games this term have seen both sides get on the scoreboard, not to mention the Red Bulls are conceding an average of 4.15 corners per game.
Indeed, Leipzig were irresistible last time out, however, the 4/11 (Betway) on offer for a home win here looks slightly short to me given Hertha's upward progression and as such I'm going to opt for an alternative angle by having a play on the aforementioned bet builder at 4/5 with Bet 365.
This German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Hertha Berlin will be played on May 27, 2020 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin prediction.