Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
High-flying Freiburg will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg when they host Greuther Furth to their Europa-Park Stadion on Matchday 10. Freiburg are determined to represent Germany in European competitions next season, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the newcomers. Lucas Holer should continue to lead the line for the hosts after scoring his third goal of the season at the weekend, while both Roland Sallai and Jonathan Schmid remain in the recovery room.
Greuther Furth, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table, with the team collecting only one point in total from possible 27. Greuther Furth are low on spirits following a heavy 4-1 loss at Leipzig, and they are unlikely to spoil Freiburg’s party at Europa-Park Stadion. All Havard Nielsen, Robin Kehr, Gideon Jung, and Jessic Ngankam are out of contention with injuries.
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.