Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund
December 18, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +137
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Hertha Berlin is hosting Borussia Dortmund to Olympiastadion in round 17 of the German Bundesliga. Hertha has won only 1 of their last 7 games, but thanks to their early success, they are outside the relegation zone. Borussia Dortmund is trying to stay close to Bayern, and they are winning games, but it takes them a lot of chances to score goals.
Hertha is in 14th place in the Bundesliga standings, and their biggest problem is their tame offense. Hertha has scored only 17 goals while they conceded 33, and that is not working out for them. Jovetic has been the best player for Hertha with 5 goals so far this season, while Richter added 3 goals. Unfortunately for Hertha, Jovetic is injured, and that is a huge blow for any team, especially for a team that is barely scoring goals without him. Hertha has sold their best players after the season started, and it’s no surprise they are struggling right now, but I still think they are good enough to stay in Bundesliga for another season, but that’s the best they will do this season.
Borussia might have gotten knocked out of the Champions League, but the Europa League is more their groove this season, and that is the competition Borussia Dortmund could actually win. Borussia is undefeated in their last 3 games, and while they did win their last game, it took them a while to score the second goal. Borussia has beaten Furth earlier this week 3-0 at home. Borussia is still the closest team to Bayern, and they are now in 2nd place with 34 points, which is 9 points less than Bayern has. Offensively, no one is even close to Bayern, but Borussia is the closest someone will get with 39 scored goals. Of course, Haaland is the leading goalscorer for Borussia with 13 goals, while Bellingham and Haaland also added 5 assists each. Borussia is one of those teams that could definitely use a break to have their players recover from injuries, and the good news is that break is coming after this game. Borussia is a great team, they can score a ton of goals, but their defense is sloppy as usual, and only because of that they will not win the title against Bayern.
With all the injuries Hertha has, I just don’t see them winning this game despite playing at home. Borussia is scoring a lot, but their games are a nail-bitter because it takes them a lot to score a goal. I see Borussia getting the win here, and I will take it.