Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BerlinGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Jun 6, 2020, Signal Iduna Park
ONE of the standout fixtures from the Bundesliga this weekend comes from Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund play host to Hertha Berlin.
Dortmund's title bid took a huge dent in Der Klassiker last midweek, however, Lucien Favre's side bounced back in style by hitting basement boys Paderborn for six last Sunday.
Indeed, Dortmund's championship charge is now all but over, however, they can ill-afford any complacency in the weeks ahead given how fiercely competitive the chase Champions League qualification has become.
Standing in Dortmund's way this weekend is a rejuvenated Hertha Berlin team who's upturn in fortunes could now see the capital club harbour ambitions of getting involved in the scrap for the final Europa League berth.
The Berliners looked like potential relegation candidates before the Bundesliga came to a halt following having endured a campaign that had been filled with a series of erratic episodes.
However, new boss Bruno Labbadia has made a dream start to life in Die Alte Dame dugout by steering his side to an eye-catching 10 points form 12, but Hertha will be hard-tasked when attempting to continue their upward progression on Saturday evening.
Borussia Dortmund have won seven of their last eight Bundesliga matches and another BVB success this weekend is odds-on at 1/3 with Bet 365.
Hertha Berlin have avoided defeat in their last seven road trips, however, the visitors are big underdogs here at 7/1 with Bet 365 and a share of the spoils is also big odds-against at 9/2 with the same bookmaker.
The Betting Angles
I've landed a hatrick of full houses from Hertha Berlin's last three league matches and I once again spoke about the capital club on this week's edition of the Gambla Betting Podcast.
Hertha's trip to Signal Iduna park represents their toughest test to date under Labbadia's stewardship, however, I have a feeling that the Berlin club could keep this clash competitive.
Labbadia's side have lit up the Bundesliga in recent weeks having hit 11 goals across their last four matches and that will see Hertha head into this clash high in confidence.
There is little value in backing the visitors to make the bet bulge at general 1/2, however, adding two or more Berlin corners by utilising Bet 365's Bet Builder feature will boost the price up to a much more enticing 4/5.
The above -mentioned combination landed with ease when Hertha drew 2-2 away at Leipzig last midweek and I like the look of a repeat on Saturday evening given that basement boys Paderborn managed a goal and two corners against Dortmund last weekend.
Although I fancy Hertha to have their moments in this meeting, they will do well to maintain their unbeaten start to the Labbadia era in this showdown with star-studded Dortmund.
Lucien Favre has a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal and his vibrant young Dortmund side are averaging a whopping 3.21 goals per game this term.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that Hertha have hit the back of the net in each of their last eight away matches, goals could flow in this fixture on Saturday evening.
That line of thought has also lured me towards the combination of three match goals, three match cards and six match corners which is priced up at Even-Money with Paddy Power.
The aforementioned betting angle banked profit for me when Dortmund drubbed Paderborn last Sunday and I'm happy to get back on board with that approach this weekend given that seven of the last eight meetings between these sides have seen both teams get on the scoresheet.
What's more, Hertha's last five away fixtures have featured over 2.5 strikes and another open and entertaining encounter should generate plenty of corners and cards in what could be a captivating contest.
This German Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin will be played on Jun 6, 2020 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin prediction.