Hertha look to exert pressure on leaders Bayern as league resumes
German Bundesliga return tonight as third-placed Borussia Dortmund welcome second-placed in a top of the table encounter.
Hertha Berlin will be looking to exert some pressure on league leaders FC Bayern Munich while Dortmund engage in a catch up game. Thomas Tuchel’s men made an electric start to the season, scoring 20 goals in the four games following the shock 1-0 loss to RB Leipzig on Matchday 2. Dortmund were brought back down to earth with a thud last time out, though, falling 2-0 to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
The result left Die Schwarzgelben third, four points behind leaders Bayern, and one from the visiting capital club, who are second. Hertha spent 20 weeks in the UEFA Champions League places last term before finishing seventh, but they have dispelled any notion that last season’s form was a deviation from the norm, winning four of their six games so far, with their sole defeat coming at the hands of champions Bayern on Matchday 4Tomorrow, leaders Bayern will be counting on their in-form striker Robert Lewandowski who have averaged 20 goals a season since joining Borussia Dortmund from KKS Lech Poznan in 2010.
With five Bundesliga strikes already this term—as well as a hat-trick in Poland’s FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying win over Denmark—the 28-year-old looks set for goals in the tomorrow’s match against Frankfurt. The matches will be live on StarTimes. Across in the French Ligue 1 focus on the top billing match as Toulouse host Monaco tonight.
Monaco led the league in the first few weeks and is now at the second spot of the league table, only a point behind the league leaders Nice.
They marked the last month with a heavy defeat at Nice before winning at home against Angers.