Freiburg put a stop to their four-game winless streak when they pipped Borussia Monchengladbach last time out, and will hope to keep it going when they travel to Wolfsburg this weekend.
Date: Saturday, June 13
Venue: Volkswagen Arena
Wolfsburg have had something of a mixed bag, as per results since the return of football. It’s been erratic, as three wins and two losses from five games have Die Wölfe sitting in sixth, the last of the European spots in the Bundesliga and two points more than closest challengers Hoffenheim.
With Schalke, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich coming in their last three games before the closure of the season, they will be looking over their shoulders nervously and will view this one as a must-win in their bid to qualify for Europe.
Not since upstaging Union Berlin 3-1 in March had their opposition Freiburg managed a league victory prior to last Friday, with Nil Peterson’s effort giving them their 11th league win of the season.
Qualifying for Europe isn’t yet entirely a tall order for Christian Streich’s side who are just four points off sixth, but will an unlikely victory for them here provide value in the betting?
Oliver Glasner has a rather large list of injury worries ahead of the visit of Freiburg, with Paulo Otavio who is out of the season with an ankle injury joined in the treatment room by William (ACL) and Ignacio Camacho (ankle)
Jérôme Roussillon is still doubtful with a calf problem, and this one could come too soon for Admir Mehmedi who is back in training after Achilles pain.
Renato Steffen is available for selection yet again after serving suspension.
Florian Kath and Yoric Ravet are both unavailable for selection for the visitors due to injuries.
Head to Head
In 33 previous competitive meetings, Wolfsburg have 13 wins to Freiburg’s 12. Eight clashes have ended as draws.
Wolfsburg last five competitive games: WLWLW
Freiburg last five competitive games: DLDLW
There is hardly from the stats and matchups to significantly split these two sides if the betting angle comes into consideration.
Both sides have won 12 and 11 times respectively, and come into this one after recording victories, so confidence on both parties will considerably be high. Thus, there is a chance they will nullify themselves in this affair as it doesn’t really bear the aura of one team dominating the other.
Thus, one bold pick for an ambitious punter here could be a full-time draw which is priced 29/10.
On the goals, there have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Freiburg’s last 10 league games and so, this might not have a lot of goals. Backing under 2.5 goals (11/10) is the play.