Our football match prediction:
High-flying Leipzig will be looking to cement top position in the Bundesliga standings with a win over Freiburg in the opening match of Matchday 12. The newcomers look unstoppable at the moment, but it is well known that Freiburg are tough to beat at home. Anyhow, the Red Bulls are after their seventh consecutive win in the German top flight and it is no surprise they are regarded as favourites on paper to emerge triumphant in Friday’s football match. Christian Streich’s men have been struggling at the back of late and given that they conceded seven goals in previous two league fixtures, we predict that the league leaders will pick up all three points from the Schwarzwald-Stadion clash. Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg scored in a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the former Malmo man.
Highligted Player (Julian Schuster):
Julian Schuster is a German footballer who plays for Freiburg. Schuster was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, West Germany and he started his youth career at FV Lochgau. After spending 14 years at the club, he joined Stuttgart in 2004. The 190-cm-tall midfielder played 56 games for Stuttgart II and he made no more than two appearances for the first team in the 2007/2008 campaign. It has to be noted that Schuster made his Stuttgart debut on 27 October, 2007 against Bayer Leverkusen. In July, 2008 the German midfielder signed a contract with Freiburg and he has been playing for the Bundesliga outfit ever since. On February, 2014 Schuster extended his contract with Freiburg, which expires on 30 June, 2017. His brother Robin is a football player as well, while his cousin Benedikt Rocker plays for Brondby. Julian Schuster is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. He has yet to make his debut for Germany national team.
Highlighted Team (RB Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 3. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons. Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954. Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.