Stuttgart vs Freiburg
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
Both Stuttgart and Freiburg will be looking for their maiden points of the year on Sunday evening when they take on each other in the last fixture of Matchday No 20 at Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Die Schwaben conceded as many as seven goals in two defeats to Mainz and Bayern Munich. Combined with the finish of the last year, it’s four defeats on the bounce for Stuttgart who dropped down to 16th place (relegation play-offs spot) as a consequence.
Markus Weinzierl’s men had a decent first half against the reigning champions Bayern Munich eight days ago. They held Bavarians to a 1-1 draw before the interval, but conceded three more goals after the break to suffer another tough defeat. Can the former Schalke 04 manager repair the obvious defensive holes ahead of an important fixture against bottom-half rivals Freiburg?
Stuttgart vs Freiburg: Head-to-head
Die Schwaben will rely heavily on the head to head tradition here.
They won as many as 14, drew 2 and lost 2 of 18 home clashes against Breisgau-Brasilianer.
These two likes shared spoils in a fantastic six-goal thriller when they met each other in the first part of the season at Schwarzwald-Stadion.
There were at least three goals scored in 12 of past 13 head to head matches between these two outfits.
Stuttgart vs Freiburg: Prediction
We should likely see the high-scoring head to head trend continued here as Freiburg also failed badly in keeping things quiet at the back at the start of the year. Much like their counterparts, Breisgau-Brasilianer allowed seven goals in back-to-back losses to Eintracht Frankfurt (3-1) and Hoffenheim (2-4).
We just can’t imagine the scenario in which any of these two teams would keep a clean sheet here which is why the Both Teams To Score bet is a must-take option at 1.70 odds. You will get even higher odds for backing three or more goals in the match at 1.90.
Stuttgart vs Freiburg: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).