Freiburg vs Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion (Freiburg im Breisgau).
Can Freiburg finally score a goal in Bundesliga? They managed to do so on just a single occasion in last seven league matches. Such lack of creativity in the final third caused the horrendous streak of five consecutive defeats which dropped the team down into the relegation scrap.
The hosts now hold the position leading to the relegation playoffs and they are only five points above Hamburger SV in the red zone. However, Koln’s visit should finally provide them a nice opportunity to arrest the horrific slump in form and make their situation much more comfortable.
The Billy Goats hold the very foot of the league ladder and they will likely lose the top flight status with eight points between them and safety and only three games left to play. Koln own the competition’s weakest defensive record having shipped as many as 60 goals in 31 games so far and Freiburg could not have asked for a better opposition for the potential end of the huge crisis.
Freiburg vs Koln: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak entirely in Freiburg’s favour.
Koln only won 2 and lost as many as 10 of 16 matches at Schwarzwald-Stadion over the history.
Freiburg won six of last seven head to head clashes with the Billy Goats.
The streak includes a 3-4 victory in this term of Bundesliga.
Freiburg vs Koln: Prediction
This is the last chance for Koln to keep at least theoretical chances of saving the top flight status, but even with a win here they would be miles away from making it count given Bayern Munich are about to visit RheinEnergieStadion next weekend. Knowing that Stephen Ruthenbeck’s men were super easy to break down of late, having shipped 11 goals in three straight losses on travels, we do fancy Freiburg to net two or more at 2.10.
The home win also looks very good at 2.05 given both the head to head domination for Freiburg as well as Koln’s mentioned defensive struggles. The stakes should be somewhat lower, though, with Freiburg’s poor form in the last couple of weeks, but if they are to find the exit to it, it has to be this clash with the rock-bottomed Billy Goats.
Freiburg vs Koln: Bet Tips
Freiburg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10
Freiburg to win @ 2.05