Freiburg – Schalke (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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Freiburg vs Schalke Prediction & Tips

Freiburg and Schalke 04 face at Schwarzwald ‑ Stadion, in a match for the 29 th round of the Bundesliga. Freiburg won away by (0‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 16‑12‑2020. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the home team, since they have a record of 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 27‑06‑2020, in a match for the Bundesliga, Freiburg won by (4‑0). The goals of the match were scored by L. Höler (46 ‘), L. Waldschmidt (20’ and 57 ‘) and J. Schmid (38’) for Freiburg. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Freiburg presents significant differences between home and away results.

After 10 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 10th position, having won 37 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Arminia Bielefeld by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (2‑1) an away match against Borussia M’gladbach. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when playing against their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 23 conceded, against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at home, with 26 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Freiburg has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, having won 20 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 28 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.

Friborg comes unmotivated for this match after an away defeat, by 1-0, when they went to the Arminia Bielefeld field. The home team usually plays in a 5-3-2 tactical system, favoring a more relaxed and organized style of play. In this scheme, the two men responsible for causing panic in the opposing defense are Roland Sallai and Woo-yeong Jeong. Coach Christian Streich is expected to have only one absence for this round: left winger Vincenzo Grifo is still handed over to the medical department.

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The visiting team is currently in 18th place, with 13 points won, after 2 wins, 7 draws and 19 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost away to Bayer Leverkusen by (2‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Augsburg by (1‑0). This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Schalke 04 has recorded 4 draws and 6 defeats, having won 4 points out of 30 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 13 away matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 4 of their last 28 games for the Bundesliga, of those 4 they reached the break with an advantage in all and won in the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 28 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 22 times and never managed to turn the score.

Schalke comes motivated for this round after a 1-0 home win against Augsburg: Serdar, in the 4th minute, scored the only goal of the match. Like the “enemy” of this round, the visiting team must play in a tactical system in 5-3-2, in order to take advantage of the quick transitions. In any case, it is expected that Schalke will adopt a more defensive stance, with the aim of trying not to concede the first goal. In this scheme, the three men who will occupy the most central part of the field are Omar Mascarell, Can Bozdogan and Suat Serdar. Coach Dimitrios Grammozis will be without Mark Uth, Steven Skrzybski, Levent Mercan, Nassim Boujellab, Kilian Ludewig, Hamza Mendyl and Matija Nastasic for being injured.

Freiburg – Schalke FREE TIPS

Freiburg – Win @ 1.75

Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90