The Berlin Hertha could prove in the fight for the front placements as a tip on the scales. From the current top five of the Bundesliga table scored so far only RB Leipzig in the Olympic Stadium. Bayern, Gladbach and Frankfurt, however, all conceded defeats.
On Saturday evening, the old lady will meet Borussia Dortmund on the 26th match day. Already in the first leg, the black and yellow were extremely difficult and had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home. Such a draw would help the team of coach Lucien Favre after all, to retake the table overnight, because the Munich get it only a day later, on Sunday, at home to do with FSV Mainz.
Today’s Betting Tips Hertha vs Dortmund
The aim of BVB, however, must be to win away for the first time in almost two months. Most recently, the Borussia remained three games in a row without a win (two draws, a bankruptcy), revealing great weaknesses, both in attack and in defense. Really outstanding reads the record of Berlin in front of their own fans, however, not synonymous. Only against Mainz was one of the past five home games victorious. In this respect, it is far from easy to make a suitable prediction between Hertha and Dortmund before kick-off. The odds imply a rather clear favorite role in favor of the second rank, which, however, may be a bit too blatant due to the undeniable form delle of recent weeks. Is it therefore the bets on the blue-and-white that offer the most promising value, or is it an alternative market, such as the one on a late goal?
Hertha – Statistics & Current Form
For the capital club Hertha BSC it is not just on Saturday, but for several weeks now, to keep the connection to the international places. However, this endeavor could not be described as really successful. The Blue-Whites are seventeenth ahead of Table Six, and there are many indications that the upcoming European Cup season will once again take place without the old lady. Certainly it is still a bit early to write off the Dardai-Elf completely, but the recent performances, especially in terms of results, did not necessarily provide grounds for optimism. Especially the 1: 2 defeat last weekend at SC Freiburg must be classified in the category ‘extremely bitter and unnecessary’, as the winner of the Breisgauer fell not five minutes after the 1-1 equalizer and also by an own goal by Vedad Ibisevic came about. As so often, Berliners lack the necessary consistency in this phase of the season to play a better role in the race for the Europa League. In individual games, however, the charges of Pal Dardai are regularly in a position to provide primarily play and offensivstarke counterparty problems. So happened among other things in the home wins against Borussia Mönchengladbach (4: 2), Bayern (2: 0) and Eintracht Frankfurt (1: 0). Will BVB be the next victim on Saturday night? Given this particular strength against top teams it becomes obvious that between Hertha and Dortmund the tip for an away win should not be the very first choice.
In general, the old lady presented so far unreasonably on the local green in the Olympic Stadium. Only two of the twelve matches in front of their own fans were lost. In contrast, there are five wins and five points. Without conceding the blue-whites remained only in every fourth home game. Interesting is also the fact that the capital club in the last fifteen minutes of the game, say from 74:59 minutes to final whistle, a total of seven own hits. On the other hand, keeper Rune Jarstein had to go six times in this phase of the match. Also in the first leg caused a late goal by Salomon Kalou in the final minute for the 2-2 final score in the Signal Iduna Park. It may therefore be advisable to risk the prediction of a late goal in the final phase in the second leg between Hertha and Dortmund. With the exception of Luckassen, Kade and Köpke all men are ready for action. Davie Selke, who had to pass due to injury in Freiburg last week, is fit again in time and definitely an option for the starting eleven. Anyway, Dardai is confident and refers above all to the recent positive results of his protected against the Ruhrpottklub, who has been waiting since 2014 at BSClern for a threesome in the Bundesliga.
Expected formation of Hertha:
➠ Jarstein – Stark, Rekik, Torunarigha – Lazaro, Grujic, Maier, Central City – Duda – Ibisevic, Kalou
Last Games by Hertha:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Freiburg vs Hertha 2: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Hertha Vs. Mainz 2: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Bayern vs Hertha 1: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Hertha Vs. Werder Bremen 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 09.02.2019 – Gladbach vs. Hertha 0: 3 (Bundesliga)
Dortmund – Statistics & Current Form
With a bit of satisfaction, many Dortmund will have observed on Wednesday evening the retirement of Bayern in the Champions League knockout stages. This may be due to the fact that some actors or officials still maintain a friendly relationship with Jürgen Klopp. On the other hand, the fact that the black and yellow now hope a small slump in the record champions, which would increase the chances of the first league title since 2012 logically. However, the fact is that coach Lucien Favre’s team must give priority to themselves and deliver results. After previously only a threesome out of five Bundesliga games showed the form curve last weekend in a 3-1 win against VfB Stuttgart slightly up. Admittedly, there was still a lot of room for improvement, but at least this time the Borussia did not neglect to turn the optical superiority into three points. To call this achievement a “turning point for the good” would be presumptuous. At the latest on the weekend in the capital, it needs a clear increase, to underpin that in the duel Hertha vs Dortmund the very small odds on the second in the Bundesliga have their rights.
Incidentally, it must be no disadvantage to tackle the next matchdays as Bayern’s first pursuers. After all, for the young BVB team, that leaves them with the pressure to defend the top spot every week. Now the Favre-elf acts as a hunter again and may possibly draw new energy from it. That energy was last lost, especially in foreign parts, time after time. Merely a victory from the recent five away games impressively proves that Sancho and Co. have lost their carefreeness and more and more teams are able to anticipate the pace football of the autumn master and thus take his strengths. Therefore, we can not rule out that it will take until the final stages of the Saturday night game of the 26th match day before a final decision on the outcome of the game falls, whether through a “finished counter-attack” or a late “victory or equalizing goal”.
“We had a period of not so good results and believe we left them behind. We will try everything to become German Champion. ” – Michael Zorc
Statistically speaking, this assumption is not based exclusively on a subjective prediction, but can also be substantiated by facts and figures. With as many as 18 of their own goals, BVB is by far the most dangerous offensive team in the last 15 minutes. Just under a sixth of all goals conceded (five out of 29) from 74:59 min. In addition to Pisczek and Phillip, which are not available in the longer term, Lucien Favre will also have to do without Axel Witsel, who suffered a torn muscle during the week. It’s quite possible that Mario Götze will slip one place behind in the 4-3-3 system and that the Dortmund team will choose a relatively more offensive attitude on the “return to first place” mission.
Expected formation of Dortmund:
➠ Bürki – Hakimi, Akanji, Weigl, Diallo – M. Gotze, Delaney, Reus – Sancho, Paco Alcacer, Guerreiro
Last matches from Dortmund:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 05.03.2019 – Dortmund vs. Tottenham 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽ 01.03.2019 – Augsburg vs. Dortmund 2: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Dortmund vs. Leverkusen 3: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 18.02.2019 – Nuremberg vs. Dortmund 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
Hertha vs. Dortmund Germany Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
After 63 matches in the Bundesliga, Borussia leads the direct comparison with 27 victories (18 draws, 18 defeats). In front of a home crowd, however, the balance sheet from Berlin’s perspective reads positively (14 wins, nine draws, eight failures). This trend continued in the recent past, because none of the last four away games in the Olympic Stadium could win the BVB. Since 2014, the Black and Yellow never achieved more than one hit in the capital. The first leg in Signal Iduna Park ended after a nerve-wracking final phase with 2: 2.
Hertha vs Dortmund Best Betting Tips Explained
In a way, we were surprised when the odds of the bookmakers were published between Hertha and Dortmund. The fact that the Borussia would go as a favorite in the game was still relatively obvious, but to find in the assessed with 52% probability of victory on the Berlin Value, definitely not succeed. The old lady has lost none of the recent four home games against BVB and also looked good in the current season, when it went at home against the absolute top teams in the Bundesliga. In connection with the obvious form weakness of the black and yellow (only one victory from the last five away games) must be a possible Hertha. Dortmund tip on the threesome of the table second certainly be considered.
Key Facts – Hertha vs Dortmund tips
➠ Only RB Leipzig hitherto hijacked points from Berlin as the top five team of the Bundesliga
➠ BVB won only one of the past five away games
➠ Dortmund is in the final quarter hour the most dangerous team in the league (already 18 goals)
We are assuming a tight match and by no means exclude that this will be decided until the final stage. On the one hand, the Favre team will need patience to find gaps in the BSC defense. On the other hand, there should be room, Marco Reus and Co. should take the lead in the first hour. In both cases, a late goal definitely seems possible. The Borussia with 18 hits the most dangerous offensive in the last quarter of an hour, while the capital club was already good for one or the other last-minute goal or -Gegentor. Therefore, we decide to hint between Hertha and Dortmund the tip on a goal after minute 74:59 with six units.
|Insider Tips||goal after 74:59 minutes|
|Insider Tips||Over 2.5 goals|
|Insider Tips||Under 2.5 goals|
|Insider Tips||Both Teams to score/YES|
|Insider Tips||Both Teams to score/NO|
|Insider Tips||Victory Hertha|
|Insider Tips||victory Dortmund|