Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Sunday, 29 January, 2017
Kick-off: 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion, Freiburg.
Freiburg produced a strong performance when they met Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga clash last weekend. If the brilliance for Lewandowski was not there, Freiburg could have ended up with a point. The Polish international strike in the final seconds of the game to break the deadlock at 1-1.
The result put an end to Freiburg’s four match unbeaten run, which had 2 wins and 2 draws. Meanwhile, they have suffered defeats in 3 of their last 4 home games with a lone win coming against the relegation threatened Darmstadt.
Hertha Berlin on the other hand were thoroughly beaten by a rejuvenated Bayer Leverkusen. The Berliners had a difficult December and this has carried over to the New Year. They had lost in 3 of their last four Bundesliga games. And the only match they won during the period was against Darmstadt.
Moreover, Hertha’s away form is pretty poor as they have won just once in the last 8 games.
Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head stats
Hertha Berlin won 2-1 when the teams met for the first leg clash of the season on August 2016. It was goal-less at first half, before Darida broke the deadlock in 64th minute. Nicolas Hofler pulled Freiburg level in the third minute of the injury time, only to be denied by a Julian Schieber goal with seconds left for the referee’s final whistle. This was Hertha’s first win over Freiburg in 7 matches, with the previous 6 resulting in 4 defeats and 2 draws.
Meanwhile, Freiburg havent won at home against Hertha in 7 matches. Their last home win is on 2001 and that is their only win against Hertha in 10 home matches. The latest three meetings between the two at the Schwarzwald-Stadion are scored draws, while Hertha won in 6 of the previous 7.
Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin: Prediction
The hosts are in good spirits following after tormenting league leaders Bayern Munich in their previous fixture. Hertha’s away record this season is nothing to write about, which indicates Freiburg are the favourites to win here.
Also 6 of the last 7 meetings between them at the Schwarzwald-Stadion has seen both teams scoring. Therefore a full-time score of 2-1 in favour of the home team is the most probable outcome here.
Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin: Bet Tips
- Both Teams to Score at 10/11 (1.91)
- Correct Score: 2-1 for Freiburg at 19/2 (10.50).