Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
There will be fireworks when Freiburg and Leipzig face each other at Europa-Park Stadion in a highly-anticipated Bundesliga game. Since both sides are eyeing a spot in the Champions League, an interesting encounter is on the horizon and you should know that Freiburg are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win. Midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh remains on the sidelines with an ACL injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Red Bulls, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, with the team beating Hoffenheim thanks to Christian Nkunku’s goal. Freiburg, though, are tough to beat at home, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on draw. Both Xaver Schlager and Peter Gulacsi should miss out with injuries for the visiting side, while Mali international Amadou Haidara returns from suspension.
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 (Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 as 3rd. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons.
Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 round in the 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954.
Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.