Hertha Berlin aim to create a shakeup in the Bundesliga title race when they take on Borussia Dortmund at the Olympiastadion Berlin this weekend. Hertha Berlin find themselves on the border of the top 10 places after having amassed only 35 points so far this season. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have slipped to 2nd place in the league table after losing out on goal difference to Bayern Munich despite having a nine-point advantage at one point in the campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hertha Berlin had to work hard in order to pick up a 2-1 victory over Mainz 05. However, manager Pal Dardai was extremely pleased to see his team pick up the first home league victory of 2019.
Borussia Dortmund were able to beat Stuttgart 3-1 to keep themselves level on points with Bayern Munich, although a big win for Niko Kovac’s men led to Dortmund dropping to 2nd place. It is a psychological blow for Lucien Favre’s men, who had a nine-point advantage over Bayern not too long ago.
The reverse fixture witnessed Borussia Dortmund getting only a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin at home. This was preceded by a 1-1 draw between the two teams at the Olympiastadion Berlin last season. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Hertha Berlin have struggled for home wins this season and they had to rely on a struggling Mainz 05 outfit in order to pick up three points last weekend. Dortmund may have finally woken up after watching their immense lead over Bayern Munich erode in the space of a few weeks. Dortmund cannot afford to drop any more points, as Bayern already have a psychological advantage for the remaining few weeks of the season. Dortmund have not won at the Olympiastadion Berlin in the league since 2014, but our preview would pick a win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund draw odds: 3.75
Hertha Berlin win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Borussia Dortmund have struggled at scoring goals in away matches, but Hertha Berlin can provide them with sufficient opportunities on counter-attacks. Hertha Berlin had to work hard for a victory even against a relegation-threatened team and things are expected to be even more difficult against a title contender. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The incidence of high-scoring matches between Dortmund and Hertha Berlin has been less compared to the head-to-head records between most of the German outfits. Despite Dortmund’s mediocre form over the last few weeks coupled with the lack of goals from Hertha Berlin, our total goals prediction go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Marco Reus took his league tally to 14 goals after scoring from the spot against Stuttgart. This penalty broke the deadlock between the two teams and it was the fifth time he has been able to open the scoring for Dortmund this season. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Marco Reus.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marco Reus at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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