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Prediction: Freiburg vs Bayern Munich

Tom Dunstan in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 27 Feb 2024

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Verdict: Both teams to score

Best Odds: 2/3

Bookmaker: Dachbet

Knowing that they face what is another must-win Bundesliga showdown on Friday night, Bayern Munich will make the trip to Freiburg.

Freiburg

Starting with the hosts, while Freiburg might have eventually extended on their Europa League adventure as they secured a 3-2 victory against French outfit Lens on February 22nd, Christian Streich’s men have struggled to find any kind of stability this season. Last seen making an immediate return to losing ways as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Augsburg, the Reds have recorded just a single win from any of their previous seven appearances across all competitions. Continuing to show some glaring defensive issues and almost sat in Bundesliga limbo, Friday’s hosts will also be concerned by a nightmare record against the defending German champions. Hit with a routine 3-0 drumming when they travelled to the Allianz for their reverse top-flight showdown back on October 8th, Freiburg have recorded just a single victory against Bayern Munich since way back in May 2015.

Team News

All still dealing with respective injury issues, Freiburg will once again be without the quartet of Kenneth Schmidt, Max Rosenfelder, Philipp Lienhart and Ghana international Daniel-Kofi Kyereh. However, Streich’s camp are hopeful that academy graduate Yannik Keitel will be able to play some part on Friday night.

Returning from a recent knock, former Borussia Dortmund star Matthias Ginter could be handed a full recall this weekend. Finding the net in two of his previous three appearances across all competitions, Austria international Michael Gregoritsch will lead Freburg’s charge here.

Bayern Munich

As for the visitors, while Bayern Munich might have eventually snatched a thrilling 2-1 victory against RB Leipzig last weekend, the German giants are seeking a real miracle in their bid to make more Bundesliga history this season. Opening Friday’s showdown sat eight points adrift of a high-flying Bayer Leverkusen, the defending champions are desperately seeking some stability. With it confirmed that Thomas Tuchel will be leading the Allianz at the end of the season, the former Chelsea boss has seen his squad gain a reputation for their extended issues on the road. Opening their Champions League knockout stage adventure with a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Italian heavyweights Lazio, Bayern have lost all of their previous three contests outside of Munich by an aggregate score of 7-2. Simply looking to keep pace with Leverkusen, Tuchel’s men will know the importance of avoiding what could be a potential banana skin on Friday night.

Team News

With continued speculation regarding a potential move to Real Madrid this summer, Alphonso Davies remains on the sidelines with a knee issue. However, after serving a one-match suspension, French international defender Dayot Upamecano could be handed a full recall this week.

Bagging another domestic brace against RB Leipzig last weekend and notching 27 goals in his 23 Bundesliga appearances this season, England skipper Harry Kane will have a leading role to play here. South Korean international Min-Jae Kim will likely have to settle for another spot on Bayern’s bench on Friday night.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Freiburg and Bayern Munich met for their reverse Bundesliga battle on October 8th, Tuchel’s men collected a 3-0 victory at the Allianz.
    • Bayern’s 2-1 win against RB Leipzig last weekend brought an end to their three-match losing run.
    • However, the defending German champions have lost all of their previous three showdowns away from the Allianz by an aggregate score of 7-2.
    • Freiburg have recorded just a single victory from any of their previous seven appearances across all competitions.
    • Friday’s hosts have shipped at least a pair of goals in all bar one of their previous eight appearances.

    Conclusion

    Simply looking to make up some ground on a high-flying Bayer Leverkusen, Munich face what is another crucial showdown on Friday night. Although Tuchel’s side might hold a rampant record against Freiburg, it is no secret that the German giants have continued to show some glaring issues away from the Allianz. Last seen on their travels slumping to an infamous 3-2 defeat at the hands of Bochum, we are expecting what could be another thrilling Bundesliga affair here.

    Verdict: Both teams to score 

    Best Odds: 2/3

    Bookmaker: Dachbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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