Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Europa-Park Stadion will host Saturday’s football game between Freiburg and Stuttgart, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Freiburg aim to bounce back from a 5-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund, but they will have to do it without suspended defender Kiliann Sildillia. Yannik Keitel has yet to recover from a muscle injury, but there are no other selection worries in the home team.
Die Schwaben, on the other hand, are stuck in the relegation zone with only 16 points in their pocket. Since Stuttgart produced a poor performance in a 2-0 loss to Werder Bremen, we predict that Freiburg will return to winning ways this weekend. Serhou Guirassy limped off with injury in the last league match, with Luca Pfeiffer likely to sneak into the starting XI. Tiago Tomas is yet another absentee in the visiting side as the talented forward has yet to recover from an abdominal problem.
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 (Stuttgart):
VfB Stuttgart is a German football club from the regio Bad Canstatt. With over 44 000 members VfB Stuttgart can be considered as one of the top 10 biggest football clubs in the nation. The German football club was founded in 1912 and is playing in the Bundesliga since the very first day.
VfB Stuttgart is currently playing its home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in 1933 and holds a capacity of 65 000 seats. The stadium is considered as one of the most impressive and modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of VfB Stuttgart are White and Red. The VfB Stuttgart fans gave the club the nickname Die Schwaben.
VfB Stuttgart is a successful club in the Bundesliga winning the league title 5 times, the DFB Pokal 3 times and the Supercup once. The club from Bad Canstatt haven’t had any big successes in Europe yet. The club end as runner up in the Europacup II and the UEFA Cup. Important players in the history of Stuttgart are: Tomasson, Bierofka, Dunga, Elber, Gomez, Lahm, Kuranyi and Yakin.