Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hertha will be aiming to kickstart the second half of the season in fashion when they welcome Fortuna Dusseldorf to their Olympiastadion. The capital club did well to sign a loan deal with Mainz midfielder Aymen Barkok and the 25-year-old is likely to make his debut against Fortuna. Keep in mind, though, that all Jonjoe Kenny, Toni Leistner, Bence Dardai, Jeremy Dudziak, Ibrahim Maza, and Agustin Rogel remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, did well to beat Magdeburg 3-2 on the road before the winter break, but seeing that Hertha chiefs did well to reinforce the squad, home win should be considered. All Jamil Siebert, Marcel Sobottka, and Matthias Zimmermann are out of contention through injuries, speaking of the visiting team. In their last meeting in the German capital, four years ago, Hertha defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-1.
Highlighted Team (Hertha):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.