Match facts ahead of #BSCBMG
Everything you need to know as the Foals travel to the capital to take on Hertha BSC on Saturday afternoon (15:30 CEST) in the Bundesliga.
- Under the current coronavirus measures being enforced by the federal and state governments, all professional sporting events must take place behind closed doors.
- Borussia and Hertha BSC meet for the 66th time in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The record narrowly favours the Foals, who have won 25 of the 65 games played so far while Hertha have won 24. There have also been 16 draws.
- None of Hertha’s attacking quartet of Jhon Cordoba, Dodi Lukebakio, Matheus Cunha and Krzysztof Piatek have managed to score against Borussia in a combined total of 14 games.
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- Following four Bundesliga defeats in a row, the Foals have found some form again with two wins from their last two games against FC Schalke 04 (3-0) and SC Freiburg (2-1). Marco Rose’s side have not won three consecutive games yet this campaign but managed the feat at the end of last season, during which they beat Hertha 2-1.
- Borussia have been particularly dangerous from set pieces this season, having scored five goals from corners and a total of 18 goals from dead-ball situations. This total is three times that of Saturday’s hosts, while Hertha have conceded 16 goals from set pieces. Only bottom-placed Schalke have conceded more than this (22).
- Yann Sommer has been in fine form in recent games. The Swiss international had a save percentage of 59% up to matchday 20’s 2-1 defeat to 1. FC Köln, but has brought this up to 71% over the past seven matches.
- Hertha have picked up twelve points from 14 games so far in 2021, with only bottom-placed Schalke managing fewer (6). In addition to this, the Berliners have only won three times this calendar year, while the Foals have won twice as many games.
- However, Pal Dardai’s team have improved their home form recently. Following four consecutive losses at the Olympiastadion, Hertha have now won two matches on the bounce against FC Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen. So far this season, the capital city club haven’t managed three consecutive home victories, with the last such run coming in 2018. This included a 4-2 win over the Foals and came during Pal Dardai’s first period in charge.
- The DFB will confirm the officials on the day of the match, due to the coronavirus measures in place.
- Fans can follow the match on social media using the hashtag #BSCBMG or by following Borussia’s English-language account on Facebook and Twitter.