Borussia Dortmund – Hertha
Most likely Borussia Dortmund won’t beat Bayern Munich for the title in the Bundesliga, but what they can do now is keep the second place in the final standings. On Saturday Die Borussen host Hertha BSC at the Signal Iduna Park and they have only winning in their mind. But they face a team in a great shape, so it won’t be a walk in the park.
Being 7 points behind Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund are most likely understanding now that the title is slipping away. They had the chance to get closer to the Bavarians, but Lucien Favre’s team lost the big derby at home. Joshua Kimmich’s goal at the Signal Iduna Park was basically a title-winning goal, we believe.
Dortmund reacted well to this defeat, though. Favre’s boys paid a visit to the struggling Paderborn and showed a masterclass for a 6-1 win. Jadon Sancho scored a hattrick for the visitors, while Hazard, Hakimi and Schmelzer also recorded their names on the scoresheet. It was a classic Borussia Dortmund performance even without the injured wonderkid Erling Haland.
Haland is still injured, so he won’t be avaliable on Saturday. Dahoud, Schulz, Zagadou, Hummels and Reus are also missing the game.
How we said Hertha BSC are a team in a form right now. The Old Lady is unbeaten since the restart of the season, winning three games and doing one draw. The manager Bruno Labbadia deserves compliments for what he has done so far with this team. Because of this improvement Hertha are now 9th in the league with 38 points – much better than what they were doing before the COVID-19 break.
Most fans will favour Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, but we remind you that Hertha BSC are a tough team to beat right now. This must make you think that for Dortmund this won’t be a kids play.