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The Bundesliga 1 match at Schwarzwald-Stadion on Saturday sees hosts Freiburg lock horns with opponents Cologne.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Freiburg v Cologne are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Freiburg are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-3 Bundesliga 1 victory versus Hoffenheim.
In that match, Freiburg managed 31% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Freiburg, the scorers were Baptiste Santamaria (7') and Vincenzo Grifo (34'). At the other end, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Kasim Adams (42' Own goal) and Ihlas Bebou (58') scored for Hoffenheim.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Christian Streich's Freiburg have hit the target a combined total of 13 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 2.17.
Taking a look at their past results, Freiburg:
- have left without a victory over Cologne in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Augsburg in Bundesliga 1 action, Cologne will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Cologne managed 44% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target. FC Augsburg 1907 got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Iago Borduchi (77') was the scorer for Augsburg.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Cologne has been evident recently. A glance at their last 6 outings shows that this has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 7 and Köln have scored 4.
Coming into this meeting, Cologne are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 16/09/2016, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Freiburg winning 3 of those games, Cologne 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 overall which averages out at 4.17 goals per meeting.
The last league clash between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 20 on 02/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Cologne 4-0 Freiburg.
On that day, Cologne managed 44% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 9 on target. The goals were scored by Sebastiaan Bornauw (29'), Jhon Córdoba (55'), Kingsley Ehizibue (91') and Ismail Jakobs (92').
Freiburg got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Robert Kampka.
Team News: Freiburg
Luca Itter (Muscle Injury), Mark Flekken (Elbow Injury) and Janik Haberer (Ankle Injury) will not be taking part for Freiburg gaffer Christian Streich.
Team News: Cologne
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Cologne manager Markus Gisdol does not have any fitness worries to report before this match.
When taking all factors into account, Cologne certainly have the ability to break down this Freiburg lineup, but it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Freiburg by the conclusion of the game. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion (24,000)
Captain: Christian Günter
Chairman: Fritz Keller
Manager: Christian Streich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 9
⭐ Key Man: Roland Sallai
Mostly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Roland Sallai was born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Having made his senior debut playing for Puskás Akadémia in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in 13 appearances.