Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bochum will look to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen when they host Freiburg to their Vonovia Ruhrstadion on Matchday 13. Bochum continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win on home soil. Since Freiburg suffered a dip in form, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on Thomas Reis’ men.
The likes of Manuel Riemann, Saulo Decarli, Simon Zoller, and Paul Grave are out of contention with injuries for the home team. Christian Streich’s troops aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Bayern Munchen and Eintracht Frankfurt, but seeing that Bochum have been impressive at Vonovia Ruhrstadion of late, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. Christian Streich can’t count on Nils Petersen and Jonathan Schmidt for Saturday’s game.
Highlighted Player (Nils Petersen):
Son to a football coach, Andreas, the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen is a physical forward best known for his clinical finishing. A former Bayern Munich striker never got a chance to prove his worth with Bundesliga giants and had to take a long road to prominence which included loan spells at Werder Bremen and Freiburg, before penning a permanent deal with Die Breisaguer in 2015.
Petersen’s impressive exploits during the 2017/18 season helped him get into Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup 2018 squad although his father Andreas would argue it was his personal influence that helped Joachim Loew write his son’s name in the 23-man list. Namely, Andres Piteresen spotted the Germany manager on a beach in January and decided to ask him about his son’s chances of making it into Germany World Cup squad.
Piteresen was rewarded with his senior Germany cap in an Austria friendly but unfortunately for his father missed out on the final squad for the tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
Freiburg are a professional football club that compete in
Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals
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.