Freiburg – RB Leipzig SOCCER PICKS
Freiburg and RB Leipzig meet at Schwarzwald-Stadion, in a match for the 14th round of the Bundesliga. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, on 20-01- 2018, for the Bundesliga, Freiburg won by (2-1). J. Haberer (72 ‘) and R. Koch (76’) scored the goals of the game, for Freiburg, and T. Werner (65 ‘), for RB Leipzig. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 13th and 3rd of the league table, it is really a match between the 10th ranked in home games and the 8th as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 14 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Borussia Dortmund by (2-0), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Werder Bremen. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 9 points in away matches, with 7 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 5 points won at their stadium, with 9 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last 7 home league matches Freiburg has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 21 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Freiburg is doing a bad campaign in the Bundesliga, fell much of performance in the last days, it does not win 4 games, in which it has lost 2 and tied 2, and it is in search of a recovery to try to move away from the zone of decline, over which has an advantage of only 3 points. The team presents problems, both in the offensive and defensive sector, as it scored only 16 goals, being the seventh worst attack of the competition, and suffered 22 goals, having the sixth worst defense, so much that in the last four rounds suffered 7 goals and scored only one. At home, as in Saturday’s game, Freiburg does not win 2 games ago, has the fifth worst attack and the sixth worst defense of the competition and it must be stressed that in his last 3 home games there were goals from both teams, since it seeks to be more offensive to its fans and ends up leaving a lot of space in its defense. For the game against RB Leipzig, coach Christian Streich has no problems in the team considered as a starter and goes to the field with what he has better.
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 25 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Wolfsburg, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Borussia M’gladbach, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 8 points in away matches and 17 at their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 7 conceded at home, against 17 goals scored and 3 conceded at home. In the last 6 away league matches RB Leipzig has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 18 possible. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 14 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 14 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The RB Leipzig is making a great campaign in the German Championship, comes in a great phase, with 3 victories in the last 4 rounds and goes in search of another 3 points to try to reach the second position of the competition. The team has a reasonable attack, which scored 24 goals and is the sixth most effective of the competition, but its great triumph is the solid defense, which suffered only 10 goals and is the most solid, so much that it suffered only one goal in the last 7 rounds. The RB Leipzig saw his series of 4 games of invincibility finish in the last match, but it is a very strong team in this type of situation, being the second team that lost the least in the visiting condition. For the game against Freiburg, coach Rangnick must maintain the alignment of the last game, in which he won an excellent victory over strong Borussia Mönchengladbach.