Bundesliga – Match-day 4: Hertha v Borussia Dortmund
It’s a trip to the Olympiastadion for sixteenth placed Hertha on Saturday, as they take on seventh placed Dortmund.
Hertha’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain one point, going into this game
B Mönchengladbach were beaten 1-0 at Borussia-Park, the last time that Hertha played.
Also, Hertha have now lost two of their last three fixtures, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Sandro Schwarz. Their position is sixteenth in the League and they have one point, that is, 0W, 2L and 1D having drawn one game and lost two fixtures.
Playing at home, Hertha have drawn one game.
Victory for Hertha would take their points tally to 4 so far this season.
Sandro Schwarz will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of eight of his Hertha players.
Borussia Dortmund arrive at this fixture, having secured six points so far this season
If Dortmund’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 2-3 at Werder Bremen and 1-3 at SC Freiburg.
Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and one losses for Dortmund seems very relevant. With six points, they currently sit seventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws having won two games and lost one game.
Dortmund have won one game of their one League matches playing away this season.
Borussia Dortmund will see 9 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Dortmund, in terms of goals scored (6). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Marco Reus (1), Raphael Guerreiro (1), and Marius Wolf (1). Dortmund have conceded four goals.
It is likely that three key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Edin Terzic and his Dortmund team.
Hertha v Borussia Dortmund – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Dortmund with a greater number of wins. In the last 49 meetings, they have enjoyed 26 victories, to Hertha’s 11 wins. Also, Dortmund have been hugely successful away to Hertha of late, winning 10 matches times in the last seven. The last time both teams met in this competition Hertha delivered a 2-1 home win.
Players to watch
For Hertha, Suat Serdar scoredone goal in three League fixtures this Bundesliga Season, while Marco Reus, one of their best scorers, has nettedone goal in three League games this campaign for Dortmund.