Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Stuttgart and Bochum, Freiburg will look to stay in the Champions League berth when they take on Bayer Leverkusen at Europa-Park Stadion. Christian Streich’s men are eager to represent Germany in the elite competition for the first time ever, but the season is quite long. Barring any fresh injury worries, Christian Streich is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed Bochum at the weekend.
The BayArena outfit, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Mainz, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Fit-again striker Patrick Schick is pushing for a start, while all Jonathan Tah, Piero Hincapie, and Amine Adli are banned for the match. In their last meeting at Europa-Park Stadion Freiburg defeated Leverkusen, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.