Schwarzwald Stadion will host Saturday’s 32nd round Bundesliga clash between relegation battlers, Freiburg and Koln. The bottom-table confrontation is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm GMT.
Freiburg are unable to keep their feet in the league season as they are hanging around the relegation qualification spot. Prior to the poor league form, Freiburg reside at 16th position in the league table with 30 points from 31 league matches. With just 6 wins in the campaign so far, the visitors have suffered 13 massive defeats.
Christian Streich’s men will be hosting bottom-placed Koln following a disappointing five-game losing streak. The hosts faltered against Hamburger in their last weekend’s away outing. Despite showing valiant effort against the relegation battlers, Freiburg suffered a 1-0 disappointing loss which still keeps them out of safety. By the virtue of the emphatic defeat at wrong time of the season, Freiburg look distraught ahead of the weekend’s bottom-table clash.
On the other hand, the visiting side are all but sure to wave goodbye to the top flight league as they are placed right at the bottom in the league table with 22 points from 31 matches. Koln have just managed to register 5 wins in the league campaign and have tasted defeat in 19 massive occasions. Prior to their abysmal league season, Koln are unable to find any resilience in the final phase of league season.
Despite the dismal form, Stefan Ruthenbeck’s men managed to halt the second-placed Schalke with a 2-2 score-line in their last weekend’s league fixture. After going down 2-0 in the first 25 minutes of the game, the relegation battlers managed a strong comeback which handed them the impressive point against the top side.
The home side will head into the contest with massive injury concerns. Midfielder duo of Amir Abrashi (crucial ligament injury) and Caleb Stanko (meniscus injury) are out of the action for the hosts.
Similarly, attacker Florian Niederlechner is sidelined for the weekend’s clash following a broken knee cap.
Furthermore, Striker duo of Marco Terrazzino (illness) and Yoric Ravet (calf injury) are other absentees for Freiburg.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be without the service of midfielder Christian Clemens, who is still recovering from his latest muscle injury.
Furthermore, midfielder Matthias Lehmann remains sidelined for Saturday’s game following the elbow injury.
In addition, Sehrou Guirassy (ankle injury) and Simon Zoller (hamstring injury) will miss Saturday’s away fixture.
Freiburg vs Koln Prediction
The two clubs were involved in a crunching contest in the reverse fixture. Freiburg managed a 4-3 thrilling win to salvage important three points. With both the teams struggling to keep their feet in the top flight, Saturday’s match promises to be a belter of a contest. However, with recent draw against top side, Koln look to edge ahead against the struggling hosts.
Our Prediction: Freiburg 1-2 Koln
Freiburg vs Koln Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Freiburg vs Koln, the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Freiburg. In bet365, the odd for Freiburg winning the game is 21/20, and for Koln, it is 13/5. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 12/5.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, then you can go for Koln’s Leonardo Bittencourt. The talented striker has scored two goals in his last two league games which makes him contender to score in the weekend’s clash.