Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 9 February 2019
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
No DFB Pokal match this past week for Borussia Monchengladbach, no international match the coming week either, so this feels like an opportunity for them to be among the big winners of this weekend. Thorgan Hazard returned from injury in the game against Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, one that stayed at 0-0 until the 85th minute, with the hosts playing with 10 men after the 59th. The Belgian provided the assists in Gladbach’s two goals in the dying minutes of the match, his 8th and 9th assist of the season. They are second in the table, seven points behind leaders Dortmund, level on points with third-placed Bayern, but on a better goal difference. Sommer, Lang, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt, Neuhaus, Strobl, Hofmann, Hazard, Stindl and Plea should start. Zakaria was considered doubtful the day before the match. Bennetts, Doucoure and Raffael are definitely out.
Hertha Berlin were left heartbroken on Wednesday, losing 2-3 at home to Bayern Munich in a DFB Pokal round of 16 match. They took the lead just three minutes into the game, got equalized right away, went 1-2 down right after restart, equalized themselves 2-2, only to lose 2-3 in extra-time. Just before that, they had lost to Wolfsburg at home, 0-1, so this past week was one to forget for Hertha. Jarstein, Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik, Klünter, Grujic, Darida, Mittelstädt, Duda, Ibisevic and Selke, this should be the starting lineup. Dilrosun, Leckie and Pekarik were considered doubtful the day before the match. Suspended Lazaro, and injured Kade, Luckassen and Maier are definitely out, not at Pal Dardai’s disposal.
Previous five matches:
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach 0-2
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Augsburg 2-0
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1
Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Nurnberg 2-0
Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich 2-3
Hertha Berlin vs Wolfsburg 0-1
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 2-2
Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin 1-3
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin 3-1
Gladbach are visiting Eintracht Frankfurt next weekend. Hertha will be hosting Werder Bremen (both Bundesliga matches).
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin: Head to head Stats
Gladbach have five wins in a row at home over Hertha.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
This is too good an opportunity for Gladbach to blow it. They are hosting a team that is not as strong as they are, a team, furthermore, that played 120 minutes less than 72 hours earlier.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin: Betting Tips
A simple Gladbach victory pays 1.62. Combined with “over 1.5” it’s at 1.91, and with “over 2.5 goals” at 2.40.