Hertha vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Hertha vs Borussia Dortmund in the 19th Round of Bundesliga.
Hertha vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Borussia Dortmund new coach Peter Stoger will hope to continue his good start to life in Dortmund when he takes his side to the German capital this weekend. This Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund encounter promises to be interesting, so check out our prediction and betting tips for this game.
Hertha Berlin had a great end to last year when they ran out 3-2 winners over RB Leipzig, but a 1-0 defeat against Stuttgart in the opening match of 2018 brought them crashing back to earth. The hosts are currently 11th in the Bundesliga standings after 18 games (24pts, W6, D6, L6). They are just four points adrift Bayer Leverkusen in the fourth place, which means they have a great chance of moving up in European places competition. The worry for them, though, is their poor home form (P9, W4, D2, L3) – a complete contrast from their last season when they were brilliant. But, they have been resilient against top sides at home, the case in point being their 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich. Can they repeat the dose against Dortmund in this Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund fixture?
Dortmund started their year with a disappointing goalless home draw against Wolfsburg. Though the new coach Stoger is still unbeaten at Dortmund (W2, D1), there are concerns over their faltering form. The former Champions currently occupy the third place in Bundesliga after 18 games (29ts, W8, D5, L5). The title hopes are bleak as Bayern Munich are ahead of Dortmund by 15 points, but the immediate concentration for the visitors would be second place – which is two points adrift. Their away form isn’t pristine as they have lost twice already in nine away matches (W4, D3, L2). With concerns on the attitude of their top striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang off the pitch, Dortmund will have to be really up their game in this Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund fixture.
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund H2H
The two sides met earlier in the season with Dortmund winning 2-0 at home. However, the Berliners have a good record against Dortmund at home, having stayed unbeaten in their last three league meetings (W2, D1).
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Team News
Hertha will be without their centre back Jordan Torunarigha, who is suspended. The defender Karim Rekik is fit after a spell on the sidelines, but there are concerns if he would be ready for this fixture.
Dortmund are still without their long-term absentees Marcel Schmelzer and Raphael Guerreiro. Marco Reus will also be out as he lacks match fitness.
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Probable Line-ups
Hertha Berlin XI: Jarstein (GK), Weiser, Stark, Lustenberger, Plattenhardt, Skjelbred, Maier, Leckie, Duda, Kalou, Selke.
Borussia Dortmund XI: Burki, Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Tolijan, Weigl, Kagawa, Yarmolenko, Gotze, Pulisic, Aubameyang.
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund betting tip
It may look outrageous, but Dortmund’s current doldrums seem to have no end. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Hertha pick up a win, but we are backing a draw here. With the kind of attacking talent available, there could be goals in both nets as well, but double chance (1X) looks like the best betting tip for the match between Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund.