Freiburg vs RB Leipzig
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 8 December 2018
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
Freiburg did their best last weekend at Borussia Dortmund, leaving some good impressions, despite losing 2-0. They went 1-0 down from the penalty spot just before halftime, and Borussia didn’t finish the game off before added time. Good impressions is one thing, points is something else, and Freiburg have earned just two from their last four matches. They are 13th in the table, on 14 points. They should start with Schwolow, Stenzel, Gulde, Koch, Heintz, Günter, Waldschmidt, Gondorf, Haberer, Frantz and Petersen. Christian Streich doesn’t have Borello, Höfler and Kath at his disposal. Freiburg have already lost twice at home this season, to Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz.
What’s happening with Timo Werner this season in the Bundesliga is super interesting; he has scored in only four games, but in all four he scored twice. That’s what he did last weekend as well, in RB Leipzig’s 2-0 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Both goals were scored in the first half, giving Leipzig a much easier – than expected – win. They are third in the table, on 25 points, just one behind second-placed Gladbach, and eight behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Gulacsi, Klostermann, Konate, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Sabitzer, Demme, Kampl, Bruma, Poulsen and Werner, these should be the first 11. Unfortunately for Leipzig, Emil Forsberg remains unavailable. He led them in assists last season, and Ralf Rangnick is anxiously waiting for his return from injury.
Previous five matches:
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg 2-0
Freiburg vs Werder Bremen 1-1
Freiburg vs Mainz 1-3
Bayern Munich vs Freiburg 1-1
Holstein Kiel vs Freiburg 2-1
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0
Salzburg vs RB Leipzig 1-0
Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig 1-0
RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen 3-0
Celtic vs RB Leipzig 2-1
Freiburg are visiting Fortuna Dusseldorf next weekend (Bundesliga). RB Leipzig are hosting Rosenborg on Thursday (Europa League).
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig: Head to head Stats
Two wins for the hosts and one for Leipzig in the three games between these two in Freiburg the last two years.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Leipzig have a Europa League game coming up, one they absolutely must win to have any chance of qualifying for the last 32 of the competition, but that game is on Thursday, several days away, so they should look totally focused on Freiburg this weekend.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig: Betting Tips
Leipzig have had spectacular ups and downs this season, particularly away from home, but in this particular match I expect them to… deliver, build on that 2-0 victory over Gladbach last weekend. Leipzig’s win is at 1.85. I would leave goals aside, as I can see this game end anything from 0-1 to… 1-3.