The Bundesliga returns to the fold with a set of intriguing matches this weekend as Borussia Monchengladbach lock horns with Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion Stadium on Saturday. Both teams have been inconsistent this season and will want to win this game.
Hertha Berlin are in 14th place in the Bundesliga standings at the moment and have won only two of their last five games. The home side will want to avoid relegation this season and cannot afford a defeat in this fixture.
Borussia Monchengladbach, on the other hand, find themselves in ninth place in the league table and have slumped after a strong start to their campaign. Die Fohlen edged SC Freiburg to a 2-1 victory last week and will be confident ahead of this match.
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head-to-Head
Borussia Monchengladbach have a good record against Hertha Berlin and have won 13 matches out of a total of 24 games played between the two teams. Hertha Berlin have managed seven victories against Borussia Monchengladbach and will need to take it up a notch in this match.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in December last year and ended in a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Both teams missed chances to win the game on the day and will need to be more clinical this weekend.
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Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Team News
Luca Netz is currently injured and will be unable to feature for Hertha Berlin in this fixture. Dedryck Boyata and Eduard Lowen are also carrying niggles and might not feature in this game.
Injured: Luca Netz
Doubtful: Dedryck Boyata, Eduard Lowen
Jonas Hofmann has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be excluded from the squad. Ramy Bensebaini and Julio Villalba are also struggling with their fitness and will not be able to feature against Hertha Berlin.
Injured: Ramy Bensebaini, Jonas Hofmann
Doubtful: Julio Villalba
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI
Hertha Berlin Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alexander Schwolow; Maximilian Mittelstadt, Jordan Torunarigha, Lukas Klunter, Deyovaisio Zeefuik; Matteo Guendouzi, Sami Khedira, Niklas Stark; Matheus Cunha, Dodi Lukebakio, Krzysztof Piatek
Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Oscar Wendt, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Stefan Lainer; Christoph Kramer, Florian Neuhaus; Lars Stindl, Valentino Lazaro, Marcus Thuram; Alassane Plea
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Borussia Monchengladbach have excellent players in their ranks and are yet to meet expectations in the Bundesliga this season. The likes of Lars Stindl and Alassane Plea can be lethal on their day and will have to step up this weekend.
Hertha Berlin have occasionally punched above their weight this season and will need to be at their best on Saturday. Borussia Monchengladbach are the better team on paper and are the favourites to win this match.
Prediction: Hertha Berlin 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach