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Freiburg ready to inflict more misery on Werder

SC Freiburg vs Werder Bremen Preview 23/05/2020

19 May 2020 | Bundesliga | Preview
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Freiburg ready to inflict more misery on Werder

Freiburg will be looking to build on an impressive draw with RB Leipzig and heap more pressure on Werder Bremen when the two teams clash at Schwarzwald-Stadion on Saturday afternoon.

Christian Streich’s side come into this game in seventh place after holding title chasing Leipzig to a 1-1 draw at the Red Bull Arena in the previous round.

Despite only registering two shots on target and seeing just 39% possession, Freiburg snatched a point to move above Schalke in the table and to within two points of sixth-place Wolfsburg.

Freiburg started the 2019/20 campaign in spectacular fashion. Two defeats in their opening 12 games saw them battling in the top four, but their performances have dipped since then.

However, a game against an out-of-sorts Werder Bremen outfit provides Freiburg with the perfect opportunity to get three points on the board and keep their dreams of Europa League qualification alive.

Werder have only managed to win four Bundesliga games all season and have lost 12 of their last 15 in the league – leaving them second-bottom and nine points from certain safety.

Not only are the River Islanders the division’s second-lowest scoring side (28), but they also have the worst defensive record in the league (59). These leaves the team with a woeful goal difference of –31.

Bremen were thrashed 4-1 by Bayer Leverkusen last weekend. Theodor Gebre Selassie got on the scoresheet for the home side, but Weder were extremely poor.

Werder have lacked a cutting edge in attack all season, while their defensive efforts have been nothing short of shambolic. It’s no wonder they find themselves in a relegation battle.

In the reverse fixture back in November, a last-gasp Nils Petersen equaliser earned Freiburg a dramatic 2-2 draw at Weserstadion. Overall, Freiburg have only lost once in their previous five meetings with Werder.

Freiburg have one injury doubt heading into this game, as it’s unclear whether right-back Lukas Kubler will be fit. Meanwhile, forward duo Niclas Fullkrug and Claudio Pizarro will both be missing for Werder.

Bremen are supposed to be fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table. But if their below-par performance against Leverkusen is anything to go by, then the River Islanders are in serious trouble.

Buoyed by their draw with Leipzig, Freiburg will come into this game full of confidence and are expected to claim a comfortable victory.

Given Werder’s poor defensive record, Forebet predicts that Freiburg will score over 2.5 goals on their way to victory.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Bundesliga | Round 27, Regular Season
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SC FreiburgWerder Bremen
23/05/2020 15:30 GMT
463123 1 3 - 1 3.42 14° 2.15
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0 - 1
(0 - 1)

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Bayern München 61 27 19 4 4 80 28 52
2. Borussia Dortmund 57 27 17 6 4 74 33 41
3. RB Leipzig 54 27 15 9 3 68 27 41
4. Bayer Leverkusen 53 27 16 5 6 52 32 20
5. Mönchengladbach 52 27 16 4 7 53 34 19
6. VfL Wolfsburg 39 27 10 9 8 36 33 3
7. SC Freiburg 37 27 10 7 10 35 37 -2
8. Schalke 04 37 27 9 10 8 33 43 -10
9. Hoffenheim 36 27 10 6 11 36 47 -11
10. 1.FC Köln 34 27 10 4 13 43 49 -6
11. Hertha BSC 34 27 9 7 11 39 48 -9
12. FC Augsburg 30 27 8 6 13 40 54 -14
13. Union Berlin 30 27 9 3 15 32 47 -15
14. Eintracht Frankfurt 28 26 8 4 14 41 49 -8
15. Mainz 27 27 8 3 16 36 60 -24
16. Fortuna Düsseldorf 24 27 5 9 13 29 52 -23
17. Werder Bremen 21 26 5 6 15 29 59 -30
18. Paderborn 18 27 4 6 17 31 55 -24

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