Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
In excess of 71,000 watched Hertha Berlin come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Munich and Dortmund should face a similar crowd here. The hosts will be confident of testing a Borussia side that have now slipped to fourth in the table.
Game: Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin
Kick-off: Friday, 19th January, 7.30pm
Hertha Berlin’s home form is a world away from the winning habits they practiced for most of last season. Berlin won 12 of 17 at home including a 2-1 victory against their very opponents here, Borussia Dortmund. the hosts have managed just four wins from nine this season, already matching their winless tally for the whole of last season at home.
Borussia Dortmund come to the Olympiastadion in much worse shape themselves. But there are signs that Peter Stoger men are starting to dust themselves down and kick on again, as Dortmund have won their last two and avoided defeat in four of five. The visitors had starting by winning six of seven and allowing just two goals.
Dortmund looked like a genuine title contender for a few moments, and whilst Hertha aren’t dreaming of such heights right now, their start to the season showed signs of promise. Nothing has materialised since as they’ve failed to produce on a consistent basis, but they have shown their quality in fleeting glimpses.
Hertha Berlin might just hold some value at best odds of 29/10 with Betfair, whilst the draw is available at 13/5 through Bet365. Ladbrokes and several other bookmakers are offering Borussia Dortmund at 1/1.
Some bookmakers are offering Borussia Dortmund at odds on which does seem like a bit of a risk. Neither side has been totally consistent this season, although both have the quality to punish the other. Defence has been a problem for both sides but Dortmund are tightening up again. That said, the home side has only lost once in 11 meetings in this fixture.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Hertha Berlin +0.5AH at 87/100 with Bet365
Defence has been a problem for both sides, but Dortmund’s recent showings are improved. They’ve also beaten Hertha 2-0 this season, whilst the head to head shows that these two potentially potent sides have actually only scored three or more combined goals in three of the last 10 meetings.
Back our Score Prediction: 1-1 draw at 13/2 with Betfred
Aubameyang is often the saviour for Dortmund and always looks a class above. He has 13 in 15 whilst speculation about his future continues. Those rumours could be well founded so he’s a risky selection here. Salomon Kalou has been a menace in the wide position having scored seven goals in 15 games.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Salomon Kalou at 37/13 with Bet365