Hertha Strives to Defend Home Record Against DortmundPublished March 11, 2017 by Florin P
Dortmund travels to Berlin hoping for a better result against Hertha after Bayern barely scrapped a point (2:30 p.m UK Time).
Hertha was on the verge of causing Bayern Munich their second defeat this season when the two teams met in Berlin two weeks ago. The home side played offensive football in the first half and managed to score early in the game. They defended brilliantly for the rest of the match, but were unlucky to concede a goal in the seventh minute of overtime. Today they make another attempt when Dortmund comes visiting.
Fatigue Takes Its Toll on Dortmund
The visitors are fighting wars on many fronts, trying to win the German cup, secure a Champions League berth for next season and also make a deep run in the European competition. They officially gave up on chasing Bayern Munich for the trophy and now focus on achievable targets. Recent results were promising as they won three games in a row, but players are stretched thin and tough games are looming.
Dortmund lost the first leg of the Champions League playoffs against Benfica and had a tough match in the second leg. It’s difficult keeping up with this fast-paced tempo and Hertha could take advantage. This season, their performance on the road was far from impressive with Dortmund winning 4 games out of 12
A Final Push for the Champions League
Hertha suffered an untimely elimination from the German domestic cup at the hands of Dortmund. They now have a chance to avenge their defeat, while keeping their chances to secure a Champions League berth. The hosts are not going to settle for one point on Saturday, since they need victory over Dortmund to improve their position.
Hertha won 9 out of 11 home games this season, the best performance among all German teams. With odds as high as 6/5 on them to win or draw the match, this bet is a no-brainer at bet365 Sports.