After a really poor period and just one point earned out of four rounds played, players of Hertha reacted well with two back to back victories.
First, it was a 2:1 home win over Paderborn, but then on the road to Koln in a very impressive way and 4:0 result deserved.
In quite an open first halftime, the team got the lead in the 23rd minute via Dilrosun, while the hosts stood playing with a man less towards the end of the first halftime.
It’s something that made the game much easier for the team from Berlin, as they scored twice more via Ibisevic with Boyata sealing the victory with the fourth goal.
The hosts are not having fresh injury worries, with defensive midfielder Maier (no performance so far) and left-back Plattenhardt (3/0) remaining doubtful coming off from injuries.
Dusseldorf comes into this match after quite a disappointing home performance against Freiburg last Sunday afternoon.
They did take the led first via Hennings, but conceded equalizer in next minutes, remaining with a bit more ball possession in the second halftime and more chances created, but that’s not what’s being counted.
Most of the time, their possession looked uncreative, while the guests threatened more seriously even missing a penalty kick in the 64th minute before they took the lead ten minutes before the end.
Goalkeeper Rensing, midfielder Stoger, offensive midfielder Barkok are long-term absentees without playing so far. The guests also miss the right full-back Zimmer (3/0) and offensive midfielder Suttner (2/0). Doubtful are defender Morales (3/1) and midfielder Fink (3/0).
With two back to back victories and improved morale, I believe the players of Hertha will be able to confirm their quality this time. Dusseldorf didn’t impress so far, especially in defense and for a long time now and this match will be a huge challenge for them.
They’re able to score, however, remain quite unimpressive in defense. If Hertha continues in a similar manner, they probably won’t have many tasks at the back actually.