Freiburg lost their spot in the top four in the Bundesliga but has the opportunity to regain it on Saturday when they host relegation-threatened Augsburg. Our offers the best markets and bonuses for the German top-flight league.
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Freiburg: Struggling for Points
Having headed into the break for the World Cup second in the standings behind league leaders and reigning champs Bayern Munich, few people could have foreseen the nature of Freiburg‘s 6-0 loss to Wolfsburg on Saturday.
With his side through to the last 16 of the Europa League and the DFB-Pokal, Christian Streich will hope that their first game back after the World Cup was a complete blip that they can use as motivation ahead of fighting on three fronts. They managed to bounce back with a 1-1 draw against in-form Eintracht Frankfurt in the midweek action, but they lost their top-four spot, sitting sixth in the standings with 31 points.
Streich oversaw his 340th Bundesliga match as Freiburg coach. He’ll claim the outright club record from Volke Finke this weekend against Augsburg. Vincenzo Grifo missed his side’s thrashing at the hands of Wolfsburg due to illness, but the winger returned to action against Eintracht so he will be fully fit for this clash. Roland Sallai is ruled out due to a muscle injury. Freiburg’s lack of consistency will be the key to this fixture and we can’t trust them enough to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Winless in the league since Oct. 2 before the midweek victory, Augsburg are at risk of plying their trade in the second division of German football for the first time since 2011. They may have been hovering just above the relegation zone following their roller-coaster 4-3 defeat by Dortmund at the weekend, but they managed to beat Gladbach with the swagger of a team much higher up.
Enrico Maassen’s troops have struggled throughout the opening half of the season, registering a Bundesliga-low 13% win ratio in their eight league encounters at the WWK Arena before the World Cup. Strangely, they are playing better on the road so this is a great chance for them to add some more points to their season’s tally and maximize the gap between them and the red zone.
Augsburg boss Maassen could be tempted to go with the same starting lineup he used against Gladbach. Ermedin Demirovic is expected to again lead the line alongside regular strike partner Dion Drena Beljo. If you’re betting online, you should expect Augsburg to find the back of the net on Saturday against Freiburg.
Freiburg’s unlikely top-four challenge has largely been built on their solid record here at the Europa-Park Stadion. They have five wins and just one defeat in eight home games, where they have conceded a joint league-low six goals ahead of the round. The victory against Gladbach was Augsburg‘s first in the Bundesliga since October.
Augsburg is winless on the road against Freiburg since 2014, losing six of their last seven games at this venue. The visitors have scored 14 and allowed 15 goals in eight Bundesliga away games this season while Freiburg scored at least two goals in four of their last five home games in the top-flight league.
Freiburg vs Augsburg Match Information
- Match: Freiburg (9-4-4) vs Augsburg (5-3-9)
- Location: Europa-Park Stadion, Freiburg
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. ET
- Freiburg vs Augsburg Live stream: fubo.tv
Freiburg vs Augsburg Betting Lines
Freiburg vs Augsburg Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -200 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
This match should be closer than the odds suggest with both teams potentially canceling each other out as a result. With so much at stake in terms of influencing the top-four race and the relegation zone, neither manager will want to lose ground. The second half will definitely be different, but the first one should end in a goalless draw.
The SC Freiburg are listed at -200 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on SC Freiburg, you have a chance to win $50. The FC Augsburg are +500, offering a chance to win $500 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives SC Freiburg a 66.67% chance to win, with FC Augsburg at 16.67%.