Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 16 March 2019
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
Hertha Berlin failed at Freiburg last weekend, lost 2-1, but they have reasons to be optimistic regarding their mission against Borussia Dortmund; they have already beaten Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt at home this season, all strong teams, some of the best in the country, and even against Dortmund in the first round, away from home, they managed a 2-2 draw. In other words, their record against top six teams has been very good this season, which makes them dream they can continue in that… pattern. Jarstein, Stark, Rekik, Torunarigha, Lazaro (back from suspension), Grujic, Maier, Mittelstädt, Duda, Ibisevic and Kalou, these should be the first 11. Darida, Kade, Köpke and Luckassen are out. The day before the game, Leckie was considered doubtful. Hertha sit 10th, on 35 points.
Borussia Dortmund struggled to beat relegation-threatened Stuttgart last weekend, they finally did, 3-1, but Bayern’s 6-0 party at home against Wolfsburg, that six-goal triumph, means that Borussia are no longer first in the table thanks to a better goal difference to Bayern. The Munich side are now first, even though both teams remain level on 57 points. Dortmund are expected to start with Bürki, Hakimi, Weigl, Akanji, Diallo, Dahoud, Delaney, Sancho, Reus, Guerreiro and Götze. Once again, Alcácer should stay on the bench, even though he scored against last weekend. Philipp, Piszczek and Witsel are out, all three injured. Dortmund have this game, and also one at home against Wolfsburg, before visiting Bayern, early April.
Previous five matches:
Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin 2-1
Hertha Berlin vs Mainz 2-1
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin 1-0
Hertha Berlin vs Werder Bremen 1-1
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin 0-3
Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart 3-1
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham 0-1
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund 2-1
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen 3-2
Nurnberg vs Borussia Dortmund 0-0
Hertha’s next game is at RB Leipzig, in two weeks. Dortmund will be hosting Wolfsburg after the international break (both Bundesliga matches).
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Hertha, one for Dortmund, and two draws, in the last five games between these two in Berlin.
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Hertha have done great against top six teams, especially at home, so I can see them at least earn a draw in this match.
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund: Betting Tips
Hertha’s double chance pays 1.95, slightly more than Dortmund’s victory. For more than that, I would combine it with “over 1.5”. Like that, it pays 2.55.