Our football match prediction:
Following a 2-2 draw with Leipzig, Augsburg suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Schalke at Veltins Arena. Manuel Baum’s men experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the defeat to die Knappen, but they are definitely capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football game against Freiburg, who struggle on the travels. Augsburg aim to move away from the danger zone in the Bundesliga standings and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Christian Streich’s team. Freiburg played out a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim at the weekend and, as a result, they retained their spot in the top half of the Bundesliga standings. The Schwarzwald-Stadion outfit have already suffered six defeats on the travels this season and we would not be surprised if the hosts emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. In their last meeting at WWK Arena Augsburg recorded a 2-0 win over Freiburg.
Highlighted Player (Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
Freiburg are a professional football club that compete in German Bundesliga. Freiburg were founded in 1904 and they welcome their rivals at Schwarzwald-Stadion. The stadium has been the home of Freiburg since 1954 and the capacity of the facility is 24,000. Die Breisgau-Brasilianer wear black and white shirts and black shorts, whilst the colour of the team’s away kit is white. Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals VFB Stuttgart proved to be a big catch for the Schwarzwald-Stadion outfit. After spending several years in lower leagues, Die Breisgau-Brasilianer returned to the German top flight in 2016. The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.