Sunday afternoon, the 29.1.2017 and 15:30 clock, Hertha BSC in the Schwarzwald Stadium at the SC Freiburg. The Breisgauer made a good appearance against record champion Bayern Munich, but had to be still defeated in the end. The newcomer is ranked 9th with 23 points. The “old lady” had no luck in Leverkusen and had to empty the journey to the capital with empty hands. Berlin fell from the Champions League places and is now with 30 points table-fifth.
The team from Christian Streich got a start to the best against the best team in Germany. Already in the fourth minute rewarded the promoter after a strong initial phase with the 1: 0 by Haberer. The record champion was shocked and did not even come across the middle line. In the first 15 minutes the SCF was the better team. The visitors were in trouble and only came in the 28th minute to take the first opportunity after a shot from Vidal. A corner brought the equalizer by Lewandowski (35). In the second half of the game, the same picture appeared as in the last half hour of the first game. Bayern had a lot of ball possession but the train to the gate was missing. The Hausherren defended further strongly and the Munich came only to smaller possibilities by Robben (56th, 83rd). For the Breisgau, Grifo appeared with a free-kick (49th) and Phillip (74th, 84th) in front of the guests’ box. The signs were a draw that Freiburg were deserved. But in stoppage time, Lewandowski showed his entire technical class and still scored the 2-1 win over FC Bayern (91st).
The prank elf lost only one of the last five Bundesliga games and won eight points during this period. However, the Freiburg were only one of the last four home games to decide (three failures). In their own four walls there were already five victories before the three home defeats. Caglar Söyüncü is called. Its use is probably only a short term. Pascal Stenzel definitely falls off.
The Leverkusen Leverkusen had the better impression in the initial phase and presented themselves strongly in the midfield. Despite the good start, the Werkself went into the lead with Toprak (12). Nevertheless, the householders withdrew and surrendered to the Pal Dardai’s team. Capital could not beat the guests but only Ibisevic had a shot attempt after a quarter hour. A questionable hand-piece for Bayer ensured the 2-0 win by Calhanoglu (36). Berlin still managed to score the important first-leg serve of the 2-2 by Stocker (44). Nevertheless, this gate did not arouse the “old lady”. Chicharito missed the 3: 1 twice (48th, 57th). The Hertha gave the giant chances to the 2: 2 in person of Ibisevic. The striker scored from 5 meters but only Bayer keeper Leno (73). The final decision came in the 88th minute when Calhanoglu marked the 3: 1.
The Dardai-Elf lost three of the last four games and could only win against Darmstadt 98 before the winter break at home. The last two away games in Leverkusen and Leipzig were lost. 7 of the 9 seasons, Hertha celebrated in the Olympiastadion. The away games were on the 13th day in Wolfsburg and the 2. Matchday in Ingolstadt. Thus the capital club abroad is not as dangerous as in its own four walls. Ondrej Duda, Mitchell Weiser and Sinan Kurt are injured in Freiburg.
Freiburg – Hertha, Tipp & Conclusion – 29.01.2017
There is no clear favorite between Freiburg and Berlin. For the Breisgau the home advantage and the last strong performance against the Bavarian could speak, as well as the bad appearances of the “old lady” on alien places. Nevertheless, the Dardai-Elf is definitely able to take home with her playful quality at the start-up something countable. In addition, the prank elite lastly in front of their own fans no longer match the results at the beginning of the season. The day form will decide this part.