Freiburg vs Bayern Munich
Date: Friday, 20th January 2017
Kick-off: 19:30 UK/ 20:30 Europe
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion, Freiburg.
The German Bundesliga season 2016/17 resumes after winter break with the newly promoted Freiburg hosting defending champions Bayern Munich on Friday evening.
Freiburg had only one thing in mind in their return to Bundesliga at the start of the season. The ambition is to avoid a drop and they have done brilliantly well in the first half of the campaign to earn a place inside the top half of the table. They sit at 8th on the log with 23 points from their 16 games so far. They were extremely poor during the month of November in which they were beaten in all four matches. However, they bounced back in December with an unbeaten run of 2 wins and 2 draws from 4 matches.
It was quite common for Bayern Munich in recent seasons to run away with the Bundesliga title. This term, they faced stern tests from some of the lower ranked teams in the league, but by December they are back at the top of the league. They went into the Christmas break on the back of a 6 match winning run. And most important result was the 3-0 win against RB Leipzig, who are dropped down to second following the loss.
Freiburg vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-head stats
Bayern Munich have a formidable record against most of the Bundesliga teams both home and away. But Freiburg have had their fair amount of success in recent home meetings against the record champions. They won 2-1 in the most recent fixture at the Schwarzwald-Stadion by a 2-1 margin before earning a 1-1 draw in the previous fixture. Looking beyond, Bayern were unbeaten in 11 matches with 9 wins and 2 draws prior to that.
Freiburg vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
The bad news for Bayern Munich is the situation regarding the fitness of Robert Lewandowski, Arturo Vidal and Thiago Alcantara. The three key players are almost certain to miss the trip to Freiburg, which could eventually make a huge difference in the outcome here. The home team are a confident side and are under no pressure to win here. With form on their side, they might well get something out of this match.
Freiburg vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap: Freiburg +1.5 at 2.10.