Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Despite producing a brilliant display against Borussia M’gladbach, Freiburg grabbed only one point from the match. Christian Streich’s men made a slow start to the season, but they have been showing signs of improvement of late. Freiburg are eager to escape the danger zone, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Bundesliga. Vincenzo Grifo, who has been scoring goals for fun of late, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Ariminia Bielefeld, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Leipzig, with the team beating Mainz 2-1 in the relegation six-pointer. The newcomers regained a much-needed confidence, but given their poor away record in the German top flight, we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in the Bundesliga since April 2004.
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.