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Match Preview: Dortmund go to Berlin to take on Hertha

Hertha BSC v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Deutsche Bahn

Tomorrow, Borussia Dortmund will travel to Germany’s capital to face Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion. For Hertha Berlin, it will be a chance to exact some revenge against Borussia Dortmund a month after being beaten in penalties in the DFB-Pokal. For Dortmund, it’s a chance to stay hot. Dortmund are in the middle of their best run of the season, and another win against Hertha would really solidify their position in the top four.

BVB are in the middle of a thick stretch of matches, so the squad in Berlin will be heavily rotated. According to the BVB website, Sokratis and Guerreiro are likely to be left out of the squad. Sven Bender will also not feature, despite returning to training. Tuchel announced that there are going to be a couple changes from the UCL match against Benfica earlier in the week, so we could potentially see Shinji Kagawa, Emre Mor, Matthias Ginter, or Andre Schürrle.

Hertha Berlin have been up-and-down as of late: they managed to draw at home against Bayern Münich a couple weeks ago, but they also lost against Hamburg 1-0 last weekend. At home, Hertha have been incredibly stout defensively, having only surrendered an astonishing 5 goals in 11 matches so far this season. Dortmund’s attack has been firing on all cylinders recently, so it should be a very interesting matchup for neutral fans who want to witness an “unstoppable force vs immovable object” type match.

If BVB can pull off a victory, it would put them nine points over Hertha in fifth place. If Wolfsburg manage to beat or draw RB Leipzig, BVB could potentially level within three or four points of them.

What are your match predictions?