Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Freiburg will look to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich when they take on Bochum in the Bundesliga round 8. Christian Streich’s troops aim to move closer to the Champions League berth and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the German top flight. The good news for the hosts is that Nicolas Hofler is back from suspension, while all Ritsu Doan, Matthias Ginter, Michael Gregoritsch, Yannik Keitel, Max Rosenfelder, Christian Gunter, and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Bochum, on the other hand, have yet to record a win in the new Bundesliga campaign. Die Blauen did share the spoils with Leipzig on Matchday 7, but it has to be noted that the Red Bulls failed to convert two penalties in the Red Bull Arena clash. Bochum are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Freiburg’s party at Europa-Park Stadion. All Matus Bero, Michael Esser, and Lys Mousset are sidelined with injuries, while Luis Hartwig is a major doubt.
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 (Freiburg):
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Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals
The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.