Our football match prediction:
Freiburg did defeat Domzale at their Schwarzwald-Stadion, but their lead is anything but big. Nils Petersen scored the only goal of the match (1-0) and the 28-year-old attacker, who has already netted 40 goals in Bundesliga since joining Freiburg in the 2014/2015 season, is likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. The German side face a difficullt task in Thursday’s football match at Stadion Stozice and the visitors will have to be at their sharpest if they are to advance to the Europa League play-offs. Domzale rolled over Celje (4-0) in their first home game of the new SNL campaign and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Freiburg. The Slovenians are tough to beat at home and we would not be surprised if they record a win over the Bundesliga club in the return leg. Nonetheless, Christian Streich’s men are widely expected to book their place in the next qualifying round.
Highlighted Player (Julian Schuster):
Julian Schuster is a German footballer who plays for Freiburg. Schuster was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, West Germany and he started his youth career at FV Lochgau. After spending 14 years at the club, he joined Stuttgart in 2004. The 190-cm-tall midfielder played 56 games for Stuttgart II and he made no more than two appearances for the first team in the 2007/2008 campaign. It has to be noted that Schuster made his Stuttgart debut on 27 October, 2007 against Bayer Leverkusen. In July, 2008 the German midfielder signed a contract with Freiburg and he has been playing for the Bundesliga outfit ever since. On February, 2014 Schuster extended his contract with Freiburg, which expires on 30 June, 2017. His brother Robin is a football player as well, while his cousin Benedikt Rocker plays for Brondby. Julian Schuster is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. He has yet to make his debut for Germany national team.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
Freiburg are a professional football club that compete in German Bundesliga. Freiburg were founded in 1904 and they welcome their rivals at Schwarzwald-Stadion. The stadium has been the home of Freiburg since 1954 and the capacity of the facility is 24,000. Die Breisgau-Brasilianer wear black and white shirts and black shorts, whilst the colour of the team’s away kit is white. Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals VFB Stuttgart proved to be a big catch for the Schwarzwald-Stadion outfit. After spending several years in lower leagues, Die Breisgau-Brasilianer returned to the German top flight in 2016. 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.