Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin: Get ready for a Second Half Show

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With both Freiburg and Hertha Berlin yet to pick up three points in the Bundesliga, this Friday’s encounter at the MAGE SOLAR Stadion is shaping up to be something of a six-pointer for the two teams involved.

Hertha Berlin may have been the brighter of the two teams so far in the league but they go into this encounter as outsiders for victory with Ladbrokes pricing the capital club at 13/8 for victory, with the draw available at 23/10.

Hosts Freiburg, meanwhile, are offered at 8/5 to win having claimed victory on their last visit to Berlin. Ahead of kick-off, we’ve got three of the best bets available and why you should back them.

Four or more goals to be scored @ 11/5

Hertha may only have a single point from the first nine available to show for their troubles but the Berliners have certainly provided their fans with plenty of entertainment this term and could prove to be the architects of another goal fest when they meet Freiburg.

Each of the capital side’s three Bundesliga fixtures so far this term have featured four goals or more, while their victory over Viktoria Koln in the DFB Pokal came by a 4-2 scoreline.

More goals in the second half @ 21/20

Freiburg have failed to hit many high notes this term, with sluggish starts proving to be a problem in front of goal. In three league games Christian Streich’s side have so far failed to score a single goal in the opening half of a game.

Their most recent outing away at Dortmund saw three goals scored in the second half, compared with one in the first and with more goals scored in the second period of each of Hertha’s three domestic fixtures to date, it could pay to back another late show.

Hertha Berlin to win and both teams to score @ 4/1

While backing both teams to score at odds of 3/4 looks something of a banker – with the two teams scoring in three of their previous four meetings – on current form, Hertha look the more likely winners and the price on offer certainly tempts.

Unlucky to lose to Leverkusen in a 4-2 thriller at the BayArena, a trip to a Freiburg team that looked abject against Dortmund could see them pick up a first win of the season and heap more pressure on the hosts.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.