Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Veltins Arena will host Sunday’s Bundesliga game between Schalke and Freiburg, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Die Knappen’s main goal is to secure the elite division survival, while Christian Streich’s troops aim to represent Germany in European competitions next term. Experienced midfielder Florent Mollet is pushing for a start after getting his name on the scoresheet at the weekend, whilst all Leo Greiml, Rodrigo Zalazar, Sepp van den Berg, Ibrahima Cisse, and Marcin Kaminski should miss out with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heavy 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich, with the team beating Werder Bremen 2-0 in front of home fans, and given their Schalke’s five-game losing run in the German top flight, we predict that Christian Streich’s men are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s encounter. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of Matchday 12.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Schwolow):
One of the key cogs in Freiburg’s push for Bundesliga survival in 2017/18, Alexander Schwolow remains remembered for his impressive displays against some of league’s biggest sides which proved decisive in his team’s relegation battle.
A product of Freiburg academy, Alexander Schwolow was forced to work for his place under the spotlight and it wasn’t until his loan spell in the Third Division with Armenia Bielefeld in 2014 that Schwolow earned his place between the sticks at his parent club. His stock went through a rapid rise in 2016/17 campaign when Alexander Schwolow played a great part in his team’s seventh-place finish and a place in the UEFA Europa league qualification.
Schwolow’s impressive goalkeeping exploits got his name written in the notebook of some of Europe’s biggest clubs and it is fair to say we could see his move abroad in foreseeable future. Alexander Schwolow represented Germany in U18, U19 and U20 categories but has yet to earn a senior cap.
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.