If this game play at early part of the season, but we can see that Dusseldorf already totally collapsed at that moment, this will be a easy home win in my eyes.
Dusseldorf done great job in first half season, but the injuries problem and the downgraded from hurt them a lot, their top players in all lines are facing their problems, first choice keeper Robert Almer just got back health in second half season but injured in last month again; Defence leader Langeneke always struggling with shank injury, even unable to play in their final Bundesliga 2 game last weekend; Great attack midfielder Maximilian Beister, who on loan from Hamburg, totally scored 11 goals and contributed 13 assistants this season, is also struggling with muscle bruise, always unable to join the regular training in recent weeks, could only played 15 minutes in last weedend; 34 year-old top scorer Rosler totally lost his form, only scored one goals in recent 9 games, and already declared that will retire after this Play-off games. The fighting strength of whole team already much much weaker than first half season.
Dusseldorf only won 4 of their 17 games in second half season, only got 21 points is just as same as bottom 3 team Karlsruher, they are become a mediocre Bundesliga 2 team now, last weekend they just played their importance game against Duisburg, even Duisburg already nothing to play for, even Dusseldorf play at home, and even Duisburg down with 10 men only after 24 minutes, Dusseldorf still unable to win, and even not deserved to win, they need the great job from center defender Lukimya to avoid defeat, and thanks for St. Pauli beaten Paderborn, Dusseldorf lucky to get the play-off ticket with only count on goals different advantage. But this out of form team already without capital to fight for promotion at that moment.
Hertha just get back their form, fighting morale and confidence on time, also finally get back the support from their fans again, their home win against Hoffenheim really attract me, overtake Koln in final round of course hugh encourage everybody, even striker Lasogga hit by serious injury will unable to play, but Adrian Ramos, Rafeal Caetano, Ben-Hatira and Tunay Torun all on good form and good mood, Hertha still has enough attack power to tear the incompleted Dusseldorf defence line.
I see hugh class and form different here, Hertha deserve to be a big favorite in front of full-house support Olympiastadion, and because this is only a first leg game, Hertha know that they will face a more hard game in next midweek second leg, will not stop attack even already took the lead, they want to decide everything here, a big home win is expected.