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journey to Schwarzwald-Stadion on Friday for the Bundesliga 1 fixture with hosts Freiburg
. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen are shown below including the latest game odds.
Freiburg prepare for this match following a 3-3 Bundesliga 1 drawn result against Eintracht Frankfurt. In that game, SC Freiburg had 38% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. For SC Freiburg, the scorers were Vincenzo Grifo (28'), Nils Petersen (67') and Lucas Höler (69'). At the other end, Eintracht Frankfurt had 34 attempts on goal with 16 on target. André Silva (35'), Daichi Kamada (79') and Timothy Chandler (82') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
It has been seldom in recent times that Freiburg have shown defensive steel. In fact, Breisgau-Brasilianer have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals during that time.
Analysis of their past results shows that Freiburg:
- haven't won against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in their last 5 league games.
- have left without a victory over SC Freiburg when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. Not good at all.
- have not lost to SC Freiburg in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against VfL Wolfsburg in Bundesliga 1 competition, Bayer Leverkusen and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here. In that game, Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 69% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Bayer 04 Leverkusen was Julian Baumgartlinger (85'). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg had 13 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Marin Pongračić (43', 75'), Maximilian Arnold (64') and Renato Steffen (67') scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
In a total of 6 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Bayer Leverkusen, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per game within that time is 4.33, with the average number of goals for Werkself working out to 3. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their past results show that Bayer 04 Leverkusen:
- have not emerged victorious against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in their previous 5 league matches.
- have not won against SC Freiburg in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. Not good.
- are undefeated by SC Freiburg in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 23/04/2017 shows that Freiburg have won 1 of them & Bayer Leverkusen 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
11 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from Breisgau-Brasilianer and 8 for Werkself. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 12 on 23/11/2019 when it ended Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Freiburg. In that match, Bayer Leverkusen managed 71% possession and 27 shots at goal with 9 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Moussa Diaby (36'). At the other end, Freiburg got 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Lucas Höler (5') was the scorer. The referee was Deniz Aytekin.
Team News: Freiburg
Lukas Kübler (Knee injury) and Chang-Hoon Kwon (Hamstring Injury) won’t be available for Freiburg gaffer Christian Streich.
We are thinking that Breisgau-Brasilianer should use a 3-4-3 formation this time, beginning the first half with Alexander Schwolow, Dominique Heintz, Manuel Gulde, Philipp Lienhart, Christian Günter, Robin Koch, Nicolas Höfler, Jonathan Schmid, Lucas Höler, Vincenzo Grifo and Nils Petersen.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has to choose a team with limited availability. Lars Bender (Thigh injury) and Kevin Volland (Ankle injury) can’t be considered.
There’s a good chance that Werkself might begin the game with a 3-4-3 lineup, giving starts to Lukas Hradecky, Edmond Tapsoba, Sven Bender, Jonathan Tah, Nadiem Amiri, Charles Aranguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger, Daley Sinkgraven, Kai Havertz, Lucas Alario and Moussa Diaby.
For this match, we think that Freiburg have enough to breach the defence of this Bayer Leverkusen side, although one goal might not quite be enough to prevent defeat. We’re therefore tipping a 1-2 advantage for Bayer Leverkusen when the referee blows the final whistle. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion (24,000)
Captain: Mike Frantz
Chairman: Fritz Keller
Manager: Christian Streich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 7
Star Man: Nils Petersen
Generally used in the Striker position, Nils Petersen was born in Wernigerode, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the 2006 - 2007 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 8 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 27 appearances.