Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach will meet on Friday at Schwarzwald Stadion for the first game of the 30th round in 2019-20 German Bundesliga. The two teams are in the upper half of the standings, with Borussia M’gladbach sitting on 4th place with 56 points, while Freiburg are on 8th spot with 38.
With only five match-days remaining, the race between the Foals and Leverkusen (as of now level on points) will be an exciting one for the last CL ticket. The Foals do have an incredible h2h record against Christian Streich’s men, and their present form is better too. In that capacity, expect a triumphant exhibition by Monchengladbach this Friday.
The hosts, eighth in the table, are in with a shout for a Europa League spot, four points behind 6th placed Wolfsburg. Gladbach, in the meantime, likewise have European desire and they are presently situated in 4th, the final Champions League spot, even though they’re just in front of Bayer Leverkusen on goal difference.
Having players of Champions League quality in their positions will enable the Gladbach to cause and Marcus Thuram has such a quality. The 22-year-old joined the previous summer and has so far scored ten Bundesliga goals, his last two coming in the recent 4-1 win over Union Berlin. That was an arrival to form for Gladbach after a two-game winless streak started by a 3-1 defeat to UCL rivals Leverkusen.
A goalless draw followed, marking just the second time this year that they had kept a clean sheet. Even though this statistic shows that Gladbach have a poor defence, they have the fourth-best defensive record in the division. Laying it out plainly, the Bundesliga is a league wherein goals fly in.
Freiburg hasn’t been playing great since the season was restarted and they have not won any of their last three games. During that stretch, Freiburg has yielded 5 goals, while scoring 3 goals. In the standings, Freiburg is in high eighth spot with 38 points, and this is their maximum, regardless of how close the Europa League may appear.
For a large portion of the season, Freiburg was strong on the two closures, yet it would seem that this constrained break accomplished more damage than anything else for Freiburg. In their most recent Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen at home, Freiburg has had just 31% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 71% of the right passes. This was an intense game for the two teams, however, Freiburg has sadly lost 0-1.
Nils Petersen is as yet the leading goal scorer for Freiburg with 9 goals, while Gunter included 7 assists. Kath, Ravet, and Haberer are all harmed and won’t play in this match. Freiburg had a remarkable initial part of the season and gratitude that they are this high on the table.
Freiburg’s dreary beginning to the restarted Bundesliga campaign proceeded as they failed to win for the fourth sequential match after they were barely defeated by Bayer Leverkusen last Friday.
Freiburg battled all through and were fortunate not to fall behind on several events however their defence was at last penetrated in the 54th minute with that strike ending up being unequivocal as the hosts couldn’t compel their way over into the challenge.
Despite the defeat, Freiburg seemed to get through the challenge unscathed and may use their generally healthy squad to roll out certain improvements to their side with Jonathan Schmid, Kwon Chang-hoon, and Luca Waldschmidt among those wanting to win a beginning.
This present fixture’s recent history demonstrates that announcement to be valid. The two teams have scored in the last six meetings between the teams. Without success in their last four matches, Freiburg have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight. While qualifying for Europe is possible, Freiburg must address their wavering form without any successes for four. Gladbach have won their last three games against Freiburg and keeping in mind that they didn’t win on their last visit there, they are unbeaten in their last five matches on the road.
The top picks for this game, most Gladbach wins this season have been high-scoring with 88% of their Bundesliga triumphs highlighting at least three goals. Freiburg aren’t a scary home force. Just three sides have scored fewer goals at home and they have failed to score in three of their last four home games. Nonetheless, they have scored in their last seven games against Gladbach which persuades that they’ll locate the net in this match.
Borussia is playing some best soccer in Bundesliga this season and they are in fourth spot in the standings with 56 points, a similar amount as Leverkusen in fifth. The race for the title is over in Bundesliga, yet for the spots from second until 4th spot, the fight is intense, and we have 4 teams doing combating for those spots. Borussia has score 57 goals in 29 games, which is near an average of 2 goals for each game, however, what kept Borussia near the top is their strong defense where they yielded 35 goals.
Plea has scored 10 goals and included 10 assists for Borussia this season, while Thuram included 10 goals and 7 assists. Johnson, Embolo, Strobl, and Zakaria are completely harmed. In their last match in Bundesliga against Union Berlin at home a weekend ago, Borussia was the better team with 58% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 86% of the right passes. It took a few minutes for Borussia to get into the rhythm in this game, however, once they did, their game style resembled an excellent symphony.
Borussia M’gladbach has dominated this match 4-1. On the off chance that Borussia needs to remain in one of the Champions League places, they should win in this game because their next two games will be hard, first against Bayern on the road, and afterward against Wolfsburg at home. The next couple of weeks will be significant for Borussia M’gladbach.
After two disappointing exhibitions that brought about only a singular point, Borussia Monchengladbach had the option to come back to winning ways with a ruthless presentation against Union Berlin last Sunday.
Marcus Thuram proceeded with his great form before goal with a brace while Florian Neuhaus and Alassane Plea likewise found the rear of the net in a 4-1 triumph that kept Gladbach inside the top four.
Gladbach will presently like to proceed with their strong run on the road having maintained a strategic distance from defeat in their last five away games in the league and they will be supported by the arrival of Raffael de Araujo who is back in the mix following an ankle injury.
Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head-to-Head (h2h)
The Foals are on a three-match winning run against this adversary. The past six games had goals from the two teams. Seven of the previous nine fixtures had at least three goals.
It’s been 13 years since the visitors have succeeded at this stadium. Eight of the earlier nine experiences at this stadium finished in wins for the host team.
Date: Friday, 5 June 2020
Start Time: 19:30 BST/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion (Freiburg)
Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Freiburg’s solid indicating this season is at risk for unwinding after so far failing to guarantee a triumph since the resumption of the Bundesliga and now face another extreme assignment as they have Borussia Monchengladbach. The guests put in a solid appearing against Union Berlin a week ago after successive displays where they failed to dazzle and if they can discover some consistency to their game, they ought to have the option to make it six games unbeaten on the road in the league by guaranteeing every one of the three points here.
Streich’s men lost 0-1 at home the last match-day, against Leverkusen. The two teams combat all through the first half before the visitors found the back of the net in the 54th minute, which turned out to be the sole goal of the game. The hosts attempted five replacements over about ten minutes looking for an equalizer, yet needed to agree to a loss toward the end.
The Foals recorded an immense 4-1 win at home the game week, against Union Berlin. Directly in the 17th minute itself did the host team found the breakthrough and slotted in their first goal. Afterward, they included three additional goals, and consequently yielded a solitary goal – in this manner finishing their triumph.
As things stand, the Foals are effectively the top choices. They were unbeaten in nine of their past eleven overall games, and the two losses in the period had come against Leverkusen and Dortmund. They are additionally on a five-match unbeaten run on the road and have scored at least three goals in three of their previous four such road trips.
Then again, Streich’s men were winless in 16 of their first 20 overall match-ups and had lost five of their previous seven appearances at home. Additionally, the Foals are on a three-match winning run against this adversary too. Considering these perceptions Borussia Monchengladbach are going to deliver success this end of the week.
In any case, comprehend that the last six h2h conflicts had goals from the two teams and that the hosts are unbeaten at this stadium against this opponent since 2007. Amazingly, they had likewise won eight of the earlier nine such meetings at this stadium. Likely, anticipate that goals should originate from the two teams.
Freiburg are in no means a free-scoring club and it is better for them to not have a free-streaming game against abilities like Thuram and Alassane Plea. That is the disclaimer that recommends they would lean toward a low-scoring game. Be that as it may, Gladbach are the better side and ought to be capable than direct how things play out. We see the two teams scoring and Gladbach winning.
Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach Probable lineups
Probable lineup: Günter (c) – Grifo, Schwolow – Schmid, Höler – Petersen, Waldschmidt, Lienhart, Heintz, Koch, Höfler
Out: Gulde (muscular)
Doubtful: Haberer (ankle), Ravet (muscular)
Coach: Christian Streich
Probable lineup: Stindl (c), Sommer – Lainer, Thuram – Plea, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Kramer, Neuhaus – Hofmann, Ginter
Out: Zakaria (knee), Embolo (calf), Strobl (hamstring), Johnson (muscular)
Coach: Marco Rose