Bundesliga Match Preview: Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund

Updated: May 8, 2014
Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Olympiastadion


A disappointing loss to Werder Bremen left the capital club at risk of dropping into the Bundesliga mid-table. Pitted against the online betting favorite, Borussia Dortmund, earning a victory might be a difficult feat for Hertha Berlin.


A quick glance at Die Alte Dame’s team form already suggests that the squad is in bad shape. Out of their last 6 matches, they have only managed to clinch a single victory. Half of them were lost and the other 2 games ended in a disappointing draw.


Hertha Berlin is currently tied with Hoffenheim at 41 points. However, the latter has a better goal difference, which enabled them to outrank Jos Luhukay and his men in the Bundesliga table. Although they have a 2-point lead against Hannover 96 and Werder Bremen, which, like them, are also eyeing for a spot in the top 10, this will not suffice. These clubs simply need a single victory to take away the spotlight from them.


Given such circumstances at hand, they are readily compelled to secure a win against Borussia Dortmund.


Unfortunately, a comparison of their present form alone, already outlines the huge discrepancy between the two clubs. This discrepancy pertains to the ability and depth of each club to win.


Dortmund is undefeated in its last 6 matches and scored an average of 2 goals. The club has also retained the runner-up spot despite the hiatus they encountered during the early stage of the season’s second half. The Borussians may have lost the title, but not their confidence and obviously, it will be too hard for them to throw the white towel in this match.


Prediction:  Borussia Dortmund


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