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Hertha Berlin will be taking on guests Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion Berlin in the Bundesliga 1 clash on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Hertha Berlin, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-3 Bundesliga 1 success against Augsburg.
In that match, Hertha Berlin had 53% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Hertha Berlin, the goalscorers were Matheus Cunha (44'), Dodi Lukébakio (52') and Krzysztof Piątek (85'). For their opponents, FC Augsburg 1907 got 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Matches involving Hertha Berlin have tended to be absorbing encounters recently with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 9 of those belonging to Hertha. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Hertha Berlin:
- are winless against Borussia Dortmund in their previous 6 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Bayern Munich in Bundesliga 1 action, Borussia Dortmund and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund had 50% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the goalscorers were Marco Reus (45') and Erling Håland (83'). On the other side, Bayern München got 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. David Alaba (45'), Robert Lewandowski (48') and Leroy Sané (80') scored for Bayern Munich.
In their previous six clashes, Borussia Dortmund have helped themselves to the sum of 13 goals. Dortmund have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have had 6 goals go against them.
A look at their previous results shows us that Borussia Dortmund:
- are undefeated by Hertha Berlin when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 26/08/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been good ones for Hertha Berlin. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Borussia Dortmund have maintained the edge over them, beating them in 67% of those matches.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Hertha and 11 coming from Dortmund. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league game featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 30 on 06/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hertha Berlin.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 63% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Emre Can (57').
Hertha Berlin got 4 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Harm Osmers.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Jordan Torunarigha (Ruptured syndesmotic ligament) and Jhon Córdoba (Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Hertha BSC gaffer Bruno Labbadia.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
In an otherwise available squad, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre to contend with. Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery) misses out for this game.
In our view, Hertha Berlin have the capability to find the net against this Borussia Dortmund side, however a single goal may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a very close game with a 1-2 victory for Borussia Dortmund by the conclusion of the game. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin (74,649)
Chairman: Werner Gegenbauer
Manager: Bruno Labbadia
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 12, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
⭐ Star Player: Dodi Lukébakio
Normally played in the Striker position, Dodi Lukébakio was born in Asse, Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for RSC Anderlecht in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.