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The Bundesliga 1 game at Schwarzwald-Stadion on Saturday will see home team Freiburg lock horns with opponents Union Berlin.
View all Freiburg v Union Berlin tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Freiburg prepare for this match following on from a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 drawn game vs Werder Bremen.
In that game, Freiburg managed 53% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. SV Werder Bremen got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Freiburg have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Freiburg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals during that time. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Freiburg:
- have not lost a league tie with Union Berlin in their last 2 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Union Berlin drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Schalke.
In that game, Union Berlin had 37% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, FC Schalke 04 had 6 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Union Berlin, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to a mere 1.33, with the number of goals averaged by Union equalling 0.5.
Heading into this fixture, Union Berlin are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 05/12/2015 shows us that Freiburg have won 2 of these & Union Berlin 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 for Freiburg and 9 created by Union. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 5 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was Union Berlin 1-1 Freiburg.
That day, Union Berlin managed 50% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Robert Andrich (36').
Freiburg had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Vincenzo Grifo (34') scored.
The referee was Robert Schröder.
Team News: Freiburg
Chang-hoon Kwon (Knee Injury), Keven Schlotterbeck (Muscular problems) and Mark Flekken (Elbow Injury) are not available for Freiburg boss Christian Streich.
Team News: Union Berlin
Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer has some current player fitness concerns. Sheraldo Becker (Inflammation) and Anthony Ujah (Knee Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
We feel that over the course of the game, Union Berlin may find it difficult to break down this Freiburg outfit who we think will just have the edge.
We’re therefore seeing a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Freiburg after 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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 8
⭐ Key Player: Roland Sallai
Usually playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Roland Sallai was born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Having made a first senior appearance for Puskás Akadémia in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored a sum of 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 16 appearances.