There’s money to be made heading into May 22nd Berlin Derby betting. Oddsmakers have Hertha Berlin at +135 vs. Union Berlin at +210 with a draw cashing in at +240. This heated matchup will look a bit different without fans in the stands, but it’s still bound to be exciting and it’s live sports on a Friday afternoon.
Hertha Berlin +135
May 22nd Berlin Derby betting is playing out like a pretty close contest. Hertha BSC and Union Berlin sit at 11th and 12th in the Bundesliga Table respectively. When these squads met back on November 9th, it was a 1-0 victory by Union Berlin.
Hertha had scored 8 goals in the three games prior coming into that match but were completely stonewalled by Rafal Gikiewicz and the Union defense. Hertha did get off on the right track with the post Covid restart, notching a 3-0 shutout of 9th place Hoffenheim as whopping +230 underdogs.
Hertha has now built a 2-1-2 record over their last 5. That should be taken with a bit of a grain of salt though as their opponents have included the bottom three teams in the league including Paderborn (2-1), Dusseldorf (3-3), Werder Bremen (2-2), as well as a 0-5 skunking by 10th place Koln. Nonetheless, last Saturday’s win over Hoffenheim was impressive.
Union Berlin +210
There’s a great +210 price on Union heading into May 22nd Berlin Derby betting considering they looked dominant over Hertha back in November. Granted all that win may have done is increase the incentive for Hertha to avoid a season sweep however.
Union Berlin also didn’t look the greatest in last week’s return to action dropping a 0-2 decision, albeit to 1st place Bayern Munich as an incredible +1400 underdog. That’s not a bad showing vs. a team that has 28 more points on the season, especially in the first match back after a 2-month layoff.
Union Berlin did not look good before the break however. There matches leading up to the pause for Covid included a 1-3 loss to Freiburg, a 1-3 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, and a 2-2 draw vs. Wolfsburg. That being said, those including last week’s tilt with Bayern, that’s playing four of the top 7 teams in the league. Great preparation ahead of 11th place Hertha.
May 22nd Berlin Derby Betting
Oddsmakers have set the total of Friday’s meeting at 2.5. The under looks like a nice play considering the teams battled to a 1-0 contest their first meeting and Union was able to hold the high-powered Munich offense to 2 goals a week ago. Hertha has been involved in some high scoring matches lately (3 or more total goals last 5) but to the worst teams in Bundesliga.
Things are also a bit more tightened up for a rivalry game. Both teams were able to shake some rust off last week and we should be in store for a great match Friday. The +240 draw is looming, but ultimately the quality of competition that Union has stacked up against lately gives them the edge.
Pick: Union Berlin +210
Pick: Under 2.5