The Olympic Stadium in Berlin will be the venue as Hertha Berlin host SC Freiburg in the German Bundesliga match this weekend.
Hertha’s last game was away at Schalke, and the home side were victorious 1-0 thanks to a goal from Marko Pjaca. SC Freiburg were thumped 4-0 at home by table-toppers Bayern Munich in their last match.
The teams are separated by just a place and two points in the Bundesliga table. Hertha have a total of 31 points so far and are 12th in the table while Freiburg have accumulated 29 points so far in the season.
Head To Head
In the past, the two teams have faced off against one another 23 times. Hertha have won 9 times while the opponents Freiburg have won 5 times. There have been 9 draws between the two teams in the past. The latest game between the two sides was a draw as both teams scored one goal each.
Midfielder Vladimir Darida and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann both have suffered toe injuries and are not expected to be fit to feature in this clash. Centre-back Jordan Torunarigha is ill and is a doubt for this fixture.
Centre forward Florian Niederlechner is the only player that is out with an injury in the Freiburg team. The 27-year-old German has a fractured kneecap.
Players To Watch
The veteran striker has been in good goalscoring form for the Hertha Berlin team. The 32-year-old Ivorian has 9 goals to his name this season.
The striker has been the player in form for this SC Freiburg side. The German has scored 12 goals so far in the season and will be looking to add to his tally in this match.
Hertha Berlin vs Freiburg Lineup ( Predicted XI )
Hertha Berlin Lineup ( 4-5-1 )
Goalkeeper: Jarstein (GK)
Defenders: Plattenhardt (LB) Rekik (LCB) Stark (RCB) Pekarik (RB)
Midfielders: Kalou (LM) Lazaro (LCM) Lustenberger(CM) Maier (RCM) Leckie (RM)
Attackers: Selke (ST)
Freiburg Lineup ( 3-4-3 )
Goalkeeper: Schwolow (GK)
Defenders: Soyuncu (LCB) Gulde (RCB) Lienhart (RB)
Midfielders: Gunter (LM) Koch (LCM) Abrashi (RCM) Stenzel (RM)
Attackers: Holer (LW) Petersen (ST) Haberer (RW)
Hertha Berlin vs Freiburg Prediction
There is little to separate the two sides regarding their league position as well as the quality that both the teams possess. A tightly contested match is to be expected between the two sides.
Both the teams seem confident going into this fixture, so our forecast for this fixture is a 1-1 draw.