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VfL Wolfsburg journey to Europa-Park Stadion on Friday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with home side Freiburg.
All Freiburg v VfL Wolfsburg match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
📊 Form Guide
Freiburg will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 4-2 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Union Berlin.
In that match, Freiburg had 64% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Freiburg, the goals were scored by Manuel Gulde (56') and Vincenzo Grifo (70'). Union Berlin got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Kevin Behrens (5'), Sheraldo Becker (36', 38') and Aïssa Laïdouni (80') scored for Union Berlin.
Matches with Freiburg have proved to be engaging affairs of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of them being chalked up by Freiburg. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will be sustained in this match.
VfL Wolfsburg will come into the match after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 win to beat Hoffenheim in their previous match.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg had 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For VfL Wolfsburg, the scorers were Jakub Kamiński (15'), Luca Waldschmidt (75') and Josuha Guilavogui (93' Own goal). At the other end, 1899 Hoffenheim got 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Demonstrating their fondness for eventful matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the previous six games in which VfL Wolfsburg have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Opposition teams have hit 10 of these goals.
Ahead of this meeting, VfL Wolfsburg are winless against Freiburg when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
🤜🤛 Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 13/06/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with Freiburg winning 2 of those games, VfL Wolfsburg 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 16 on 21/01/2023 which finished with the scoreline of VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 Freiburg.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg had 55% possession and 12 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. The goalscorers were Patrick Wimmer (1'), Jonas Wind (28', 37'), Yannick Gerhardt (56'), Ridle Baku (80') and Luca Waldschmidt (94').
Freiburg had 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Felix Zwayer.
🗞️ Team News: Freiburg
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Freiburg gaffer Christian Streich to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
In all likelihood, Freiburg look set to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one featuring Mark Flekken, Lukas Kuebler, Matthias Ginter, Philipp Lienhart, Christian Guenter, Maximilian Eggestein, Nicolas Hoefler, Ritsu Doan, Lucas Hoeler, Vincenzo Grifo and Michael Gregoritsch.
📰 Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg manager Niko Kovač has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Paulo Otávio (Ankle Injury), Lukas Nmecha (Knee Problems) and Maxence Lacroix (Shoulder Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We believe Wolfsburg will likely make use of a 3-5-2 formation by sending out Koen Casteels, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Josuha Guilavogui, Micky van de Ven, Ridle Baku, Felix Nmecha, Maximilian Arnold, Mattias Svanberg, Jakub Kaminski, Patrick Wimmer and Jonas Wind.
Our thinking is that VfL Wolfsburg will likely be able to put one past this Freiburg lineup, although that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Freiburg at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 01:10 15/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Europa-Park Stadion (34,700)
Captain: Christian Günter
Chairman: Eberhard Fugmann
Manager: Christian Streich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5
⭐ Key Man: Ritsu Dōan
Normally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ritsu Dōan was born in Amagasaki, Japan. Having played his first senior match for Gamba Osaka in the 2015 season, the accomplished Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in the Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 31 appearances.
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