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The Bundesliga 1 clash at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday sees home side Borussia Dortmund lock horns with opponents Hertha Berlin.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Borussia Dortmund are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-3 Bundesliga 1 victory vs Greuther Furth.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund managed 58% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the scorers were Julian Brandt (26', 72') and Felix Passlack (77'). At the other end, SpVgg Greuther Fürth had 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Jessic Ngankam (70') was the scorer for Greuther Furth.
Borussia Dortmund haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 16 during that period and have conceded a total of 13. We will see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Mainz in Bundesliga 1 competition, Hertha Berlin will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Hertha Berlin had 35% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hertha Berlin was Davie Selke (45'). On the other side, 1. FSV Mainz 05 had 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Silvan Widmer (25') and Stefan Bell (81') scored for Mainz.
Over the course of their last half-dozen clashes, Hertha Berlin have amassed the sum of 7 goals. Hertha Berlin have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 9 goals go into their own net.
Looking at their past form shows that Hertha Berlin:
- are winless against Borussia Dortmund in away games against them for the last 7 league games. Not good.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 16/03/2019 shows us that Borussia Dortmund have won 5 of these & Hertha Berlin 1, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 17 on 18/12/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Hertha Berlin 3-2 Borussia Dortmund.
On that occasion, Hertha Berlin managed 41% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Ishak Belfodil (51') and Marco Richter (57', 69').
On the other side, Borussia Dortmund had 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Julian Brandt (31') and Steffen Tigges (83') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Fritz.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Mahmoud Dahoud (Shoulder Injury), Thomas Meunier (torn tendon), Donyell Malen (Strain), Gregor Kobel (Ligament Injury), Thorgan Hazard (Back trouble), Mats Hummels (Muscle Injury), Steffen Tigges (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Giovanni Reyna (Muscle Injury), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery) and Mateu Morey Bauzà (Fitness) will not be taking part for Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose.
We think that Dortmund could employ a 3-4-2-1 system this time and select Marwin Hitz, Emre Can, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Felix Passlack, Axel Witsel, Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus and Erling Braut Haaland.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin boss Felix Magath has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Dong-jun Lee (Knee Injury), Stevan Jovetic (Torn Muscle Fibre), Kelian Nsona (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Alexander Schwolow (Muscle Injury) and Rune Jarstein (Knee Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We are inclined to think that Hertha seem likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Marcel Lotka, Peter Pekarik, Dedryck Boyata, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Marvin Plattenhardt, Santiago Ascacibar, Lucas Tousart, Marco Richter, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Suat Serdar and Davie Selke.
Our thinking is that Borussia Dortmund will probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Hertha Berlin may well find it hard to make a breakthrough although we do think it’s probable that they will be hitting back at some stage here.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for Borussia Dortmund after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Reinhard Rauball
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 2
🔑 Star Man: Julian Brandt
Normally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Julian Brandt was born in Bremen, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 9 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 season so far in 30 appearances.