Freiburg vs Bayern Munich
Bundesliga table-toppers Bayern Munich travel to the Europa-Park Stadion to meet Champions League hopefuls Freiburg in an exciting fixture.
Freiburg’s underwhelming goalless draw away to rock-bottom Greuther Furth inflicted damage on their Bundesliga top-four pursuit, leaving them level on points with fourth-placed RB Leipzig. However, Christian Streich’s men are unbeaten in their last six league matches (W3, D3), five of which witnessed Freiburg concede under 1.5 goals. Freiburg’s well-documented defensive resilience bodes well for their efforts to avenge a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture, with only Bayern Munich (28) shipping fewer top-flight goals than them (29) this Bundesliga season. Meanwhile, ‘Breisgau-Brasilianer’ have been too hot to handle from set-pieces this season, having scored a league joint-high 20 Bundesliga goals from such plays. Those strikes stand for as many as 61% of their total goal share in Germany’s top-flight throughout 2021/22 (20/43).
On the other hand, Bayern Munich’s overwhelming 4-0 victory over Union Berlin last time out did not only halt their run of back-to-back Bundesliga draws but also helped them restore a six-point lead on second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Seemingly waltzing away with a record-extending tenth Bundesliga title on the trot, the ‘Bavarians’ head into proceedings as favourites to best a Freiburg side they’ve failed to shut out in their last seven top-flight H2Hs. Julian Nagelsmann would like to see his men break that drought, but even if they concede, Bayern should make up for it on the other end of the pitch. The perennial German champions have netted a comfortable league-high 81 goals this Bundesliga season, averaging three goals per match. Despite their utterly impressive scoring record, it comes a bit surprising that they’ve bagged 2+ goals in ‘only’ 69% of their 13 away league outings (9).