Sunday’s game will mark the 30th meeting between Eintracht Frankfurt and Freiburg, sides chasing European qualification for next season. You can live-bet on the Bundesliga action by using our sportsbook.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Prioritizing Europa League
Following their lengthy sequence of draw games, Frankfurt aims for the win when they face Freiburg in the next Bundesliga attempt. Despite impressing for the majority of their Europa League quarter-finals encounter with Barcelona on Thursday evening, Frankfurt could only come away with a 1-1 draw in the first leg at home. On-loan Dortmund youngster Ansgar Knauff scored the opening goal for Eintracht Frankfurt before Barcelona came back netting the equalizer through Ferran Torres.
It was an intense game in which the German side gave it all on the pitch but that will work like a boomerang on Sunday against Freiburg. They still have the chance to book their Europa League semifinal ticket as they travel to play Barcelona next Thursday, so we expect coach Oliver Glasner to rotate the squad and rest many of his key players.
Despite the good levels shown by the three center-backs, Frankfurt’s defensive structure suffers more times than not, but it’s a consequence of the team’s bad pressing in many periods of the matches. This allows the opposite team to find gaps at the back quite fast, whether it be in Eintracht’s predominant high pressing or in a set defense.
The hosts are sitting ninth in the standings with 39 point in 28 games. With six games to go until the end of the season, they are trailing Hoffenheim by five points so they need a perfect finish to earn their European spot for the next season. It will be very hard for them to beat a well-organized Freiburg given the circumstances so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Freiburg: Pushing for Champions League Spot
A six-match unbeaten run heading into last weekend had Christian Streich’s men level on points with RB Leipzig in fourth place, but after dropping all three points against leaders Bayern Munich, Freiburg fell behind in the race for a Champions League spot.
Hopes of a remarkable top-four finish are far from over for this season’s surprise package, but a return to winning ways and we believe that this is the perfect chance for the visitors to pull off the upset and return home with the three points.
For Freiburg, right-back Lukas Kubler is doubtful due to a muscular problem, so Jonathan Schmid is expected to take his role as a wing-back on Sunday. Yannik Keitel remains sidelined with a broken toe, whilst Kevin Schade will miss out again due to an abdominal problem. Lucas Höler, Roland Sallai, and Vincenzo Grifo are set to lead the visitors’ attack, while Belgian teenager Hugo Siquet is pushing for a second league outing. Freiburg is unbeaten in five of their last six competitive away games and if you’re betting online you should know how strong they are on the road.
Bochum vs Leverkusen Head-to-Heads
The only match to mention between the teams was the reverse one when Leverkusen won 1-0 on home soil. The previous competitive match between the teams was played in 2010 when Bochum got relegated from the top-flight league. At home, Bochum conceded 14 goals in 14 fixtures losing just four of them while Leverkusen has the second-best away record with 25 points picked up in 14 games. They scored 33 goals on the road, averaging 2+ goals per game.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Freiburg Game Information
- Game: Eintracht Frankfurt (10-9-9) vs Freiburg (12-9-7)
- Location: Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt)
- Day/Time: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Live Stream: Fubo TV
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Freiburg Betting Line
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Freiburg Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
There is little to choose between these sides on paper, and also based on recent form, so we are expecting a tight and cagey contest. The visitors are one of the most solid defensive sides in the division and we don’t expect them to allow more than one goal, so in terms of goals, you should go with the unders.
Freiburg is unbeaten in 67% of their away league games when starting as an underdog. Given Eintracht’s European commitments we expect them to drop at least two points on Sunday, so for our official pick, we are going with Freiburg.