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The Bundesliga 1 clash at The Red Bull Arena on Sunday sees home team RB Leipzig welcome Freiburg.
All RB Leipzig v Freiburg game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
RB Leipzig will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-2 Champions League success over Red Star Belgrade.
In that game, RB Leipzig had 51% possession and 24 shots at goal with 4 on target. For RB Leipzig, the goalscorers were Xavi Simons (8'), Loïs Openda (77') and Benjamin Henrichs (81' Own goal). Red Star had 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
It has not been often in recent games that RB Leipzig have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, RB Leipzig have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 6 goals during that time. That trend might not be carried forward into this match, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, RB Leipzig:
- have not been beaten in the league by Freiburg in their last 7 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 9 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Freiburg head into the clash following on from a 5-0 Europa League win versus TSC Bačka Topola in their most recent match.
In that game, Freiburg had 63% possession and 29 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For Freiburg, the scorers were Merlin Röhl (24'), Maximilian Eggestein (56'), Noah Weißhaupt (69'), Junior Chukwubuike Adamu (80') and Ritsu Dōan (92'). On the other side, TSC had 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Freiburg have regularly broken through opposing defences in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 11 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Freiburg have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 16/10/2021 shows that RB Leipzig have won 3 of these & Freiburg 0, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 from Leipzig and 5 created by Freiburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league clash featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 31 on 06/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Freiburg 0-1 RB Leipzig.
On that day, Freiburg had 41% possession and 3 shots on goal with 1 on target.
On the other side, RB Leipzig had 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Kevin Kampl (73') was the scorer.
The referee was Tobias Welz.
Team News: RB Leipzig
Willi Orbán (Torn lateral knee ligament) and Dani Olmo (Acromioclavicular joint dislocation) will not be taking part for RB Leipzig boss Marco Rose.
We think that Leipzig should employ a 4-4-2 formation for this one and select Janis Blaswich, Benjamin Henrichs, Mohamed Simakan, Castello Lukeba, David Raum, Xavi Simons, Xaver Schlager, Kevin Kampl, Emil Forsberg, Ikoma Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko.
Team News: Freiburg
Freiburg manager Christian Streich has some current player fitness concerns. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (Cruciate ligament tear), Christian Günter (Broken arm), Roland Sallai (Muscle injury) and Max Rosenfelder (Patellar tendon problems) miss out here.
From our viewpoint, Freiburg appear most likely to play in a 4-1-4-1 formation, settling for Noah Atubolu, Kilian Sildillia, Matthias Ginter, Philipp Lienhart, Lukas Kuebler, Nicolas Hoefler, Ritsu Doan, Maximilian Eggestein, Merlin Roehl, Vincenzo Grifo and Lucas Hoeler.
We believe that Freiburg have it within them to breach the defence of this RB Leipzig outfit, however it probably won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for RB Leipzig when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Red Bull Arena (47,069)
Captain: Willi Orbán
Chairman: Oliver Mintzlaff
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFL-Supercup (Final), Champions League (Group G)
🔑 Key Man: Benjamin Šeško
Mostly played in the Striker position, Benjamin Šeško was born in Radece, Slovenia. Having played his first senior match for FC Liefering in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.