Borussia Dortmund continue their relegation fight against Hertha Berlin, a team which is on level of points with them, but with a worse goal difference. The visitors have been rather inconsistent lately and their match against Anderlecht only confirmed that.
Hertha Berlin promised a lot with their newest signings at the beginning of the season, but just one win in the last five matches, four of which are defeats was not exactly envisioned by their board. Last week against Gladbach, they conceded the goal that signaled their defeat in the last seconds of the game. Stocker, Baumjohann and Cigerci are on their unavailable list while Lustenberger is rumored to return after one month. Hertha cannot boast with a good home record, having lost three out of their seven Bundesliga matches, and it will get tough against Dortmund even if last time they won 2-1.
Everyone thought Borussia Dortmund have recovered from the slump they were in, but with a performance like the one against Anderlecht, not even Langerak in the goal line helped them. Jürgen Klopp stated the Australian goalkeeper will defend Dortmund for the rest of the year, and while he will be without Reus, Sokratis and Ji Dong-Won he needs more accuracy from his strikers to win. Borussia Dortmund got Gundogan back and Błaszczykowski is finally available for selection.
Last year when Dortmund visited Berlin they won 4-0 with a Lewandowski brace, but now that task falls onto the former Serie A goalscorer Ciro Immobile, even if the goals most likely will come from Aubameyang. The head to head matches between the two teams show a trend of alternating between the wins, and if it continues Hertha Berlin is due for a win. Still, Borussia Dortmund rested both Piszczek and Hummels in Anderlecht and if they both start against Hertha, Langerak might get some breathing time.
The bookmakers favor Dortmund to win, with 1.55 odds, while Hertha got 6.00. Both teams to score has 1.85 odds, over 2.5 goals 1.78, Kalou to score has 4.35 odds, Aubameyang, Immobile and Ramos have 2.33 odds to score anytime. Over 9.5 corners has 1.85 odds, and we’re betting 7 units on Borussia Dortmund to score in both halves with 2.38 odds from 888sports.
Hertha Berlin: Team’s Formation
Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation
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BVB to score in both halves