SC Freiburg – Hertha BSC
The international break is over and the focus will also go back to the Bundesliga next weekend. There, the 26th matchday is on the schedule and the fans can look forward to five thrilling games on Saturday at 15:30. Our gaze also turns to the Breisgau region. There, it comes to the duel between Freiburg and Hertha BSC. Both teams are still struggling to achieve their goals for the season and Hertha in particular have their backs to the wall. What we think about this match in detail, you can read in our Freiburg – Hertha tip.
If we take a closer look at the table, we see Freiburg in fourth place. Freiburg haven’t lost for weeks and on the last matchday they drew 1-1 against FSV Mainz 05. The Old Lady from Berlin, on the other hand, lost 1:3 at the then bottom team from Hoffenheim. The Berliners are currently in 16th place and are only not in a direct relegation spot due to their better goal difference against VfB Stuttgart.
Freiburg – Hertha Info:
– Date & Time: 01.04.2023, 15:30 hrs.
– Venue: Europa-Park Stadion, Freiburg
– Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 26
– TV broadcast: Sky
Freiburg Form & Balance Check
Freiburg are once again only to be envied this season. After finishing sixth last season, the Breisgauer are well on their way towards the top flight. Currently, coach Christian Streich’s men are good enough for fourth place. On the last matchday, they played FSV Mainz 05 and managed a 1-1 draw with the 05ers, who were also playing very well.
On Saturday, Freiburg will once again rely on their home strength. The SCF has been unbeaten in front of its own fans for eleven games. During this period, they have won eight and drawn three. For the Sport-Club, this means a new record series in the Bundesliga. Against Hertha, who are very weak away from home, the next victory is expected.
Hertha no longer a fearful opponent
Not so long ago, Hertha BSC were still regarded as fearful opponents for Freiburg. Since Christian Streich took over, however, the tide has clearly turned in favour of the men from Breisgau. In 18 games, there have been eight wins, seven draws and only three defeats. On Saturday, too, there is a lot to be said for a Freiburg victory. Once again, all-rounder Vincenzo Grifo is expected to provide the goals for Freiburg. The German-Italian has already scored twelve goals in this Bundesliga season and has four assists to his name.
Freiburg facts & analysis
– Currently in 4th place.
– Since 11 home games without defeat
– Last played 1:1 against Mainz
Hertha form & balance check
So slowly but surely it’s getting serious for the Old Lady from Berlin. At the latest after the last matchday against Hoffenheim, it should be clear to all fans of the Berliners that it will be really tight for them until the end of the season. A fortnight ago there was the match in Kraichgau and especially the way Hertha performed in Hoffenheim should not have pleased anyone at the Berliners.
The first half was a total disaster. Especially coach Sandro Schwarz made a partly very clueless impression on the sidelines. Hertha is and remains an enigma this season. The offensive in particular has been anything but Bundesliga-capable in recent weeks.
Fighting to the end
The Herthans know themselves that there is still a long way to go to stay in the league. At the moment, they only have enough for 16th place and on Saturday, a very unpleasant opponent awaits them in Freiburg. The fact that it’s another game away from home doesn’t exactly make the Berlin fans feel good either.
If we take a closer look at Hertha’s bare figures in away games, there is absolutely nothing to suggest success in Freiburg. With just four points, Hertha is the weakest away team in the league. With this record, it will be very difficult to stay in the league.
Hertha facts & analysis
– In 16th place.
– Last lost 1:3 against Hoffenheim
– Only 1 away win
Predicted line-up – last update on 30 March 2023
The Sport-Club from Freiburg will go into this Saturday’s match in a 3-4-3. Freiburg will try to build up steam via the quick outsides. Doan, Höler and Grifo should provide the goals for Freiburg. The three-man backline consists of Kübler, Ginter and Lienhardt. There will probably be no surprises.
Hertha will try a 3-5-2 on Saturday, with Ngankam and Kanga starting as a double. Coach Schwarz will also opt for a three-man backline. There will be no surprises at this stage of the season for the Alte Dame either.
Freiburg – Hertha direct comparison & statistics
The direct comparison between Freiburg and Hertha goes narrowly to the Alte Dame. Hertha won eleven games, plus ten draws and ten wins for Freiburg.
– The average number of goals in the first half in matches between SC Freiburg and Hertha BSC is 1.4.
– The average number of goals scored in a clash between SC Freiburg and Hertha BSC is 3.6
– The last match ended in a draw. (2-2)
– Hertha BSC have scored in each of their last 7 matches