Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin Match Preview
Borussia Dortmund welcome the German capital side Hertha Berlin for the second matchday of the German Bundesliga on Saturday.
Date: 26th August
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Timings: 10:00PM(IST), 5:30PM(UK Time), 6:30PM(CET)
Telecast: For more TV related information go to Livesoccertv.com
Borussia Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund had a great weekend last week as they travelled to the eastern part of Germany and won an incredible 3:0 against VFL Wolfsburg. Goals from the American maestro Christian Pulisic, former Barca defender Marc Bartra and last season top scorer Aubameyang sealed the victory for the side from Dortmund.
Good news for Dortmund as Captain Marcel Schmelzer returned to training this week along with midfielder Julian Weigl who broke his ankle in a 1:1 draw against Augsburg in the second week of May and was out of action since and is expected to be in action in matchday 3. It is expected that Bosz will play almost the same line-up which beat Wolfsburg last week and there is a possibility that Marcel Schmelzer might start. Borusssia Dortmund new summer signing Maximilian Philipp who showed great form in the past 2 games might start this week too and Dortmund fans would expect to see him in action.
Borussia Dortmund haven’t lost at home for the past 37 Bundesliga games played there and would like to maintain the record.
Predicted 11: Burki, Schmelzer, Bartra, Sokratis, Piszczek, Castro, Sahin, Kagawa, Pulisic, Aubameyang, Philipp
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 25 August 2017
Hertha Berlin: Hertha Berlin also had a good weekend last week as they went on to win 2:0 against the 2.Bundesliga winners last season VFB Stuttgart as former Ingolstadt winger Mathew Leckie showed great form with an incredible brace in his league debut for Hertha. Pal Dardai’s men showed a great display of defense against Stuttgart as they restricted them to only 2 shots on target which they will try to show against Dortmund with attack by counters and will look to break their unbeaten streak at home.
They will try to something special this week as they haven’t won a single game of their last 3 visits to the Signal Iduna Park. Niklas Stark is expected to start or otherwise Hertha will play the same team which beat Stuttgart last week.
Predicted Line-Up: Jarstein, Weiser, Langkamp, Rekik, Plattenhardt, Stark, Skjelbred, Leckie, Darida, Esswein, Ibisevic
Last 5 games:
Hertha BSC: WLWWW
Last 5 Head to Head:
Dortmund won: 2
Hertha won: 1