Bayern Munich are in buoyant mood, having claimed an eighth straight Bundesliga title last time out, and so would view the visit of Freiburg here as an avenue to finish off the season on a high.
Date: Saturday June, 20th
Venue: Allianz Arena
Bayern secured their 29th league title since the Bundesliga was formed back in 1963 when they edged Werder Bremen 1-0 last Tuesday, with record-chasing striker Robert Lewandowski scoring the solitary goal that delivered the crown.
The Polish continue to hunt down Gerd Müller’s all-time Bundesliga scoring record of 40 goals that has stood for almost 50 years ago but with the title in the bag, Hansi Flick’s hand could be forced to down tools, and thus afford most of their stars a well-deserved rest for this one.
Their opponents, Freiburg enter this one on the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin, a result which kept them in the mix for Europa League qualification.
Christian Streich’s troops have a chance of edging into sixth with an unlikely victory here, but it’s been over five years since Die Breisgau-Brasilianer tasted victory over Bayern, and they have yet to get any at the Allianz Arena.
Will the visitors crash the Gastgeber party and give the go-crazy punters something to cheer about in the betting, or will Bayern continue their dominance with a 25th win of the season? Drücken Sie die Daumen!
Alphonso Davies’ platzverweis last time out in Bremen ensures he will be suspended for this game.
Philippe Coutinho and Corentin Tolisso have both had ankle operations and are ruled out here, while Niklas Süle is back in light training again after suffering an ACL tear and remains hopeful of playing again this season.
Meanwhile, Thiago is ruled out after undergoing groin surgery and has the DFB-Pokal final in his sights for a return.
Freiburg will be without Lukas Kübler who recently made his first start since October following a knee operation but has suffered a re-occurrence.
The duo of Florian Kath and Yoric Ravet are both rated doubtful for the trip to Munich.
Head to Head
There had been 40 competitive meetings between these two sides in history, with Bayern winning 28 of them. Freiburg have just four wins to their name while the remaining other eight games saw the two teams share spoils.
Bayern Munich last five competitive games: WWWWW
Freiburg last five competitive games: DLWDW
Bayern Munich are yet again, clear favourites for this game, and should have little trouble putting their opposition to the sword. Though they hardly got off first gear in Bremen, they should get the job done, and early on here. Die Roten have been winning at both half time and fulltime in six of their last seven league games, so backing 4/5 for them to be ahead at both Halftime/Fulltime is our first pick here.
Both Teams To Score is priced 2/3 and is worth taking a look at too. With Freiburg having proved themselves to be an attacking side with 43 goals to their name, expect them to also get on the scoresheet, in what is a potentially one of the most thrilling Bundesliga games on Saturday.