Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin 27/8/2017
Dortmuned are set to welcome captain Marcel Schmelzer to man their defence, but this opening home match at Westfalenstadion comes too soon for Julian Weigl, Sebastian Rode, Marco Reus and Andre Schurrle. Mario Gotze is expected to win more game time, having featured the first 60 minutes of the 3-0 win at Wolfsburg last weekend. Dortmund have not beaten Hertha in the past season and a half. Hertha also won on the opening week, a routine 2-0 win over Stuttgart. Australian international Mathew Leckie got both goals, not bad for someone who just couldn’t find the net in 2,178 minutes last season for Ingolstadt.