Hertha Berlin are the visitors to the Westfalenstadion on Saturday afternoon, as Borussia Dortmund look to continue their excellent start to the season. Die Borussen are unbeaten so far this term, and sit top of the pile in the Bundesliga as they look to break Bayern Munich’s dominance.
Where and when: Westfalenstadion – 27 October, kick-off 14:30
Where you can see Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin: William Hill live streaming
Last time: Shinji Kagawa cancelled out Davie Selke’s opener 20 minutes from time when the teams met at Berlin’s Olympiastadion in January, with the game finishing 1-1.
Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin Predictions and Preview
Visiting Hertha Berlin have also made a strong start to the season, as they aim to improve on last term’s bottom half finish. Die Alte Dame have only lost one of their eight matches so far, but they trail their hosts on Saturday by five points in the Bundesliga table.
Dortmund have made a flying start despite reservations about the shape of their squad at the beginning of the new campaign. With main title rivals Bayern stuttering, Die Schwarzgelben have built up a four-point lead over the reigning champions.
The Bavarians got back to winning ways at the weekend though, and Lucien Favre’s side need to keep winning if they’re going to have a chance of claiming the Bundesliga crown for the first time since 2016. Dortmund have won three of their last four home games against Hertha, and they’re 4/9 for the victory here.
|Dortmund to win and BTTS||17/10||Offer|
|Dortmund to win 4-0||19/1||Offer|
|Alcacer to score first||17/5||Offer|
The other match in that run ended 1-1 two years ago, and a draw here is priced at 7/2. That’s probably the best the away side can hope for, although Pal Dardai’s side are 31/5 to claim a shock victory. Hertha have drawn their last two Bundesliga games against Mainz and Freiburg though, and that doesn’t look likely.
The visitors could be without as many as eight players for this tough assignment. Marko Grujic, Dennis Jastrzembski, Jordan Torunarigha, Karim Rekik and Peter Pekarik are all being closely monitored in a bid to make the game though.
The hosts meanwhile should have Shinji Kagawa, Raphael Guerreiro and Marius Wolf available after injury, although Jeremy Toljan, Marcel Schmelzer and Manuel Akanji could all miss out. Despite those injuries, this should be a comfortable home win as Dortmund go in search of their sixth straight victory in all competitions.
One to watch for Dortmund: Paco Alcacer has taken to the Bundesliga like a dream. The on-loan Barcelona striker took his tally for the season to eight goals in just five games at the weekend, and he’s 17/5 to open the scoring in this one.
One to watch for Hertha: Ondrej Duda has already scored more goals than ever before in a league campaign, and we’re only eight games into the season. The 23-year-old has six goals in the Bundesliga, and he’s 16/1 to strike first.
Long shot: Dortmund were excellent in scoring four times at the weekend, taking their tally so far to 27 goals in eight Bundesliga matches. The hosts are 19/1 to make it back-to-back 4-0 wins here.