Hertha Berlin vs Borussia DortmundGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Dec 18, 2021, Olympiastadion Berlin
Borussia Dortmund will be looking to maintain their pursuit of German Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich as they travel to Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The hosts have a poor record in this fixture and given their recent form, should struggle against a confident Dortmund side.
Following an impressive October where they claimed three wins, Hertha Berlin have struggled to find their best form lately. They have been on a steady decline down the table and are now just one point above the bottom three.
Hertha Berlin head into Saturday’s clash with just one win from their last seven Bundesliga matches. That poor run culminated in an abysmal showing in their midweek fixture as they were beaten 4-0 at Mainz.
There has been little home comfort for Hertha Berlin in recent weeks as they have claimed just two wins from their last five matches at the Olympiastadion Berlin. Defending also remains a problem for Tayfun Korkut’s men, who have conceded nine goals in their last five Bundesliga matches.
Borussia Dortmund were in rampant mood in their midweek Bundesliga fixture as they ran out 3-0 winners over bottom side Greuther Furth. Erling Haaland netted a brace while Donyell Malen added the third one minute from time.
Marco Rose’s men are still playing catch-up to Bayern Munich as they sit second on the table, six points behind the champions. Their form has been generally good in recent weeks with just two defeats from their last 10 Bundesliga matches.
Borussia Dortmund also have a decent record on their travels and are unbeaten in three of their last four away matches. They have already won at Bayer Leverkusen this season and can count a couple of 3-1 victories over Arminia Bielefeld and Wolfsburg among their recent results on the road.
How the bookies view it
Borussia Dortmund have the edge among the bookies and are priced at 31/50 by novibet to claim the win. A victory for Hertha Berlin is valued at 19/4 with MansionBet while a draw is set at odds of 7/2 with bet365.
Recent head to head
Borussia Dortmund have won the last five matches against Hertha Berlin and did the double over their rivals last season. They claimed a 5-2 victory at the Olympiastadion Berlin last term with Erling Haaland scoring four goals.
Players to watch
Stevan Jovetic’s campaign has been plagued by injuries but the striker still has five goals this season. Four of those goals have come in the last five matches and he is priced at 29/10 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
Erling Haaland now has 13 Bundesliga goals this season following his brace last time out against Greuther Furth. He also scored four times on his last visit to Hertha Berlin and is priced at 13/25 by Unibet to once again get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Erling Haaland netted a brace against Greuther Furth and also grabbed four goals in his last appearance at the Olympiastadion Berlin. The Norwegian striker can be tipped to score two or more goals at 29/10 with Unibet.
This German Bundesliga match between Hertha Berlin and Borussia Dortmund will be played on Dec 18, 2021 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.