Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to make amends for a shocking 4-1 loss to Wolfsburg when they take on Freiburg at Schwarzwald-Stadion on Friday evening. Bayer Leverkusen are determined to book their place in the Champions League, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season to meet the goal. The BayArena outfit are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Freiburg, who aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive.
A lively contest is on the cards at Schwarzwald-Stadion, and given the attacking potential of the two sides, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. Kevin Volland and Lars Bender remain in the recovery room for the visitors, while Freiburg boss Christian Streich can’t count of Keitel, Ravet, and Kath for Friday’s showdown. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
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.