Freiburg make the trip to Allianz Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with hosts Bayern Munich.
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Bayern Munich head into this game coming off the back of a 2-2 DFB-Pokal drawn result vs Holstein Kiel.
In that match, Bayern Munich had 61% possession and 22 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. For Bayern Munich, the goals were scored by Serge Gnabry (14') and Leroy Sané (48'). At the other end, Holstein Kiel got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Fin Bartels (37') and Hauke Wahl (90') scored for Holstein Kiel. Holstein Kiel won the match 5-6 in a penalty shootout.
It has not been often in recent times where Bayern Munich have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Bayern have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals during that time. We will have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Bayern Munich:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Freiburg in their last 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their last 17 league matches at home. It really has been a fortress.
Freiburg will go into the meeting following a 5-0 Bundesliga 1 win against Cologne in their previous game.
In that game, Freiburg managed 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Freiburg, the scorers were Ermedin Demirović (18'), Nicolas Höfler (39'), Roland Sallai (59'), Philipp Lienhart (69') and Lucas Höler (79'). At the other end, 1. FC Köln had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A sequence of outstanding showings by the Freiburg defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes combined. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 16.
Going into this contest, Freiburg are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs stretching back to 14/10/2017 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Freiburg. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Bayern Munich have just been stronger than them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 17 of them from Bayern and 4 belonging to Freiburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league game between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 20/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Bayern Munich 3-1 Freiburg.
That day, Bayern Munich managed 61% possession and 23 shots on goal with 9 on target. Goals were scored by Joshua Kimmich (15') and Robert Lewandowski (24', 37').
Freiburg got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Lucas Höler (33') scored.
The match was refereed by Sören Storks.
Team News: Bayern Munich
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Bayern Munich boss Hans-Dieter Flick to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Tanguy Nianzou (Torn muscle bundle) is out of contention.
Team News: Freiburg
Freiburg manager Christian Streich has multiple availability issues to deal with. Chang-hoon Kwon (Knee Injury), Mark Flekken (Elbow Injury) and Janik Haberer (Ankle Injury) are not able to play.
Our assessment is that Bayern Munich are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Freiburg will be up against it getting goals but do we see them being dangerous at times, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Bayern Munich when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Arena (75,000)
Captain: Manuel Neuer
Chairman: Herbert Hainer
Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 1, Champions League (Last 16), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Key Player: Thomas Müller
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Thomas Müller was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Bayern Munich II in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 15 appearances.