Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After defending their title thanks to a thrilling 6-0 win over Borussia M’gladbach, Bayern Munchen will be looking to put icing on the cake on a very successful season when they take on Freiburg at Schwarzwald-Stadion. The mighty Bavarians are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash, and seeing that they have already suffered elimination in the Champions League knockout stages, away win should be considered.
Nianzou Kouassi is banned for the match, while all Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Hoffmann, Tolisso, and Costa are out of contention with injuries. Freiburg, on the other hand, have nothing to play for in the season finale as they sit in the 9th position in the standings ahead of Matchday 33. Since Bayern Munchen want to finish the 2020/21 campaign in style, away win should definitely be considered. Both Manuel Gulde and Dominque Heintz are sidelined with injuries for the home team.
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 (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.