Hertha has three points more than Fortuna. The situation went up-side down in two previous rounds when Fortuna did better but they lost two times in a row, while Hertha won two consecutive matches. Those were the only victories made so far and they drew one more match. Fortuna won only in the first round and drew one match. Fortuna won Hertha both times last season; in Berlin by 2-1.
Hertha finally plays in a good rhytm and they managed to triumph two times in a row. It was extremely worrying what they showed in first four rounds, or more precisely what they showed in three matches that followed the first one. In the first round they won one point away in Munich where they drew with Bayern and that was a great achievement after which it was expected to continue in the same rhytm. Instead, they lost three consecutive times. Wolfsburg and Schalke had defeated them by sound 3-0, while in Mainz they lost by 2-1. They won for the first time two rounds age when they met Paderborn at home and it was not an easy victory.
They had a lead of 2-0 but right after they scored the second goal they received one and they played in fear of dropping victory in the last half an hour. Herta played the best match this season in the previous round when they outclassed Cologne away by 4-0. Again, Dilrosun made the first crack in the opponent’s armour, just like he did against Paderborn. Ibisevic finished the job after he came off the bench, although we need to add that the home team was left with one player less. Boyata scored the last goal, and Ibisevic could again be a starter instead of Selke in this match.
Fortuna also had a good start of the new seeason as they defeated Werder in Bremen by 3-1 in the first round. No one thought that will be their only triumph so far, however, Fortuna won only one point in next five rounds. They won it at home against Wolfsburg when the result read at the end 1-1, and they lost four duels. It is interesting that Fortuna played have managed to score in all matches played so far but they won only four points. After the draw they lost two times by the same result, 2-1.
They firstly lost away to Borussia M'gladbach when they had a lead some 15 minutes before the end. They lost concentration and received two goals in quick succession. In the last round they also took the first lead at home against Freiburg. They scored near the end of the first half, but just three minutes later they received an equaliser. Fortuna received the second goal in the finish of match and lost. Before that goalkeeper Steffen defended the penalty, and objectively they did deserve to lose. Fink could be a refreshment in the midfield instead of Kownack, meaning they will play a bit more defensively than before.
Hertha is in good shape and will surely try to win for the third time in a row. They are favourites to win although Fortuna doesn’t play badly as its results might suggest. Nevertheless, we believe that the home team will win.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Selection: Hertha Berlin
Best Odds: 1.87 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 04-Oct-2019 20:30 CET
Event Result: 3:1(2:1)
Profit: +34.80 Units