Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha predictions for Wednesday’s DFB Pokal clash at Signal-Iduna-Park. BVB look to extend their fine home form and go through to the next round over tough rivals. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Hertha will travel to Dortmund for their DFB Pokal 3rd round derby clash on Wednesday, where they hope to finally earn an away win and get through to the next round in a difficult draw. However, it’s hard to back against Borussia in front of the home fans as we’ve seen them in fantastic form there.
BVB have a 13-match unbeaten streak across competitions behind them, where they’ve earned nine wins and four draws! They come into the match on the back of a 1-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday and with the confidence taken from it, it does seem they should have no troubles securing the next round on the day.
The visitors have had a fine campaign so far but they’ve struggled for consistency on the road and dropped to 6th Bundesliga spot mainly for it. They finished 2016 with a loss at RB Leipzig (2-0) and their woes continued into the new year with two losses in two away matches (3-1 at Leverkusen and 2-1 at Freiburg). Although they’ve outclassed Ingolstadt in their last outing, there isn’t much in them away from home to suggest they can deny Borussia another celebration with the home crowd!
They haven’t been able to consistently bag goals on the road and travelling to one of the best sides in the league defensively, we don’t feel they’ll be able to make an impact here. Borussia Dortmund have kept a clean sheet in four of their last seven home matches.
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The teams have met three times in 2016 and while we’ve seen BVB secure a DFB Pokal win in April 2016 (0-3 win), Hertha have been able to keep them to two Bundesliga draws in the process (0-0 in Berlin in February and 1-1 in Dortmund in October). However, their current form isn’t something Pal Dardai will be proud of and we don’t believe they can do the same this time around.
We’ll thus go for a narrow 1-0 home win in the correct score market, which has already attracted some attention at 13/2 with bet365