Hamburger – Freiburg

Hamburger SV hosts Freiburg in a match from the 31th round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s have a look at this clash in the city of Hamburg.

Hamburger are already preparing themselves to play in the 2. Bundesliga next season. The former European champions are currently 17th in the league standings, being on 8 points behind Freiburg and the relegation playoff zone. A win against Freiburg would give them some hope for survival, but for them it’d remain very difficult to save themselves. Just because there’s a very small amount of time until the end of the season.

Right now Hamburger have a record of 5 wins, 7 draws and 18 defeats. In the last few years they were constantly flirting with the idea to get relegated. And it seems that now this is going to happen. Which is a kind of sad, because historically speaking, Hamburger are one of the big clubs in Germany.

In their last five matches Hamburger won just once – against Schalke 04, made one draw and suffered three defeats.

Freiburg also have some problems this season. They are 16th in the Bundesliga standings, which is the place for the relegation playoff. Freiburg have 30 points and a record of 6 wins, 12 draws and 12 defeats. In their last five games they are not showing any kind of improvement – one draw against Hertha and four consecutive losses against Stuttgart, Schalke 04, Wolfsburg and Mainz 05.

Of course, Freiburg are in a much better position right now. In terms of points, they are on par with Mainz 05 and Wolfsburg, which gives them a solid chance to return to the safe zone. But in order to do this, they must start winning points again. Because they stopped doing it in the last few weeks. A win against Hamburger would be a good beginning.