Match preview for Hertha BSC Berlin vs SC Freiburg
Hertha Berlin sit next to bottom of the Bundesliga table, but with three games in hand on the teams above them, their survival from relegation remains in their own hands. After picking up just two points from nine games, they have stemmed to bleeding in recent weeks, losing only at Borussia Dortmund in their last five outings. Their two wins in that run included an impressive 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, while their last two outings have seen them pick up useful draws against Borussia Moechengladbach and local rivals Union Berlin.
Their prospects might be either enhanced reduced by the fact that mid-table Freiburg have little to play for on the run-in. Their form has been patchy at best recently, and on the road they have lost five of their last seven away games, including all of their last three, culminating in a 1-0 reversal at struggling Arminia Bielefeld.
Hertha will need to improve on their last meeting, however, when Freiburg ran out comfortable 4-1 winners in the reverse fixture just before Christmas.