Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
All eyes will be on Olympiastadion when Hertha Berlin and Borussia Dortmund take on each other in a highly-anticipated Bundesliga game. Hertha are eyeing their first win of the process, but the bookies see them as underdogs in Saturday’s clash. Defender Filip Uremovic is banned for the match, while all Omar Alderete, Dong-jun Lee, and Kelian Nsona should miss out with injuries.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Werder Bremen, with the Black and Yellows conceding three goals in the last five minutes of the match. Yet another high-scoring affair is on the cards, and, taking everything into account, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Turkey midfielder Can is likely to replace Dahoud in the starting XI, while Malen, Adeyemi, and Haller remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Schwolow):
One of the key cogs in Freiburg’s push for Bundesliga survival in 2017/18, Alexander Schwolow remains remembered for his impressive displays against some of league’s biggest sides which proved decisive in his team’s relegation battle.
A product of Freiburg academy, Alexander Schwolow was forced to work for his place under the spotlight and it wasn’t until his loan spell in the Third Division with Armenia Bielefeld in 2014 that Schwolow earned his place between the sticks at his parent club. His stock went through a rapid rise in 2016/17 campaign when Alexander Schwolow played a great part in his team’s seventh-place finish and a place in the UEFA Europa league qualification.
Schwolow’s impressive goalkeeping exploits got his name written in the notebook of some of Europe’s biggest clubs and it is fair to say we could see his move abroad in foreseeable future. Alexander Schwolow represented Germany in U18, U19 and U20 categories but has yet to earn a senior cap.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.