Signal Iduna Park faithfuls are purring. The yellow and blacks are conquering all comers, while bagging in the goals.
Wednesday’s 4-0 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid took Borussia Dortmund’s tally to 25 goals in their last six games. Lucien Favre’s Ruhr river revolution is delivering dividends earlier than scheduled.
With Dortmund’s goals coming from all over the pitch, Hertha Berlin feel they need an A+ display to prevent the Bundesliga leaders from extending their growing points advantage over the chasing pack.
Dortmund’s attacking stars Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer, Maxmillian Phillips and young Jason Sancho are primed to out-duel Berlin’s old war horses Vedad Ibisevic and Salomon Kalou.
Borussia Moenchengladbach have an opportunity to slice Dortmund’s lead atop the Bundesliga table when they travel to tricky Freiburg on Friday night.
Consecutive victories over Bayern Munich (3-0) and Mainz have lifted the Borussia Park side into second place and ballooned players confidence. Club top scorer Alassane Plea and Thorgan Hazard will carry Dortmund’s attacking threat.
Third placed Werder Bremen must overcome Heikko Herrlich’s vastly talented but inconsistent Bayer Leverkusen in Sunday’s late kick off if they are to stay in touch with Dortmund and Gladbach.
Bremen go into the game buoyed by a pulsating 2-0 smash and grab victory at last season’s runners up Schalke. They are also the fresher side as Bayer Leverkusen were in Europa League action on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, six-time defending champions Bayern Munich expect their recent revival to continue when they travel to misfiring Mainz. The hosts usually give the Bavarians a good game but following morale boosting victories over Wolfsburg and AEK Athens, Robert Kovac’s big hitters will want nothing less than maximum points.
Other mouthwatering fixtures to look forward to see free-scoring Eintracht Frankfurt’s visit Nuremberg, Ralf Ragnick’s Red Bull Leipzig host Domenic Todesco’s Schalke and Julian Nagelsman’s Hoffenheim confront basement club Stuttgart.
-Freiburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach @09:30pm
-Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin @04:30pm
-Hannover v Augsburg @04:30pm
-Fortuna Dusseldorf v Wolfsburg @04:30pm
-Mainz v Bayern Munich @04:30pm
-Hoffenheim v Stuttgart @07:30pm
-Nuremberg v Eintracht Frankfurt @03:30pm
-Red Bull Leipzig v Schalke @05:30pm
-Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen @08:00pm