It’ll take something special from Steffen Tigges and FC Koln to beat Freiburg and Vincenzo Grifo on Sunday. Take advantage of the best Bundesliga odds and bonuses by using our sportsbook.
Freiburg: Fighting for a Top-Four Finish
Even Union Berlin’s amazing qualification for the Europa League was overshadowed by the performance of Freiburg last season. The provincial club didn’t just impress the division by coming within 3 points of the Champions League, but they even made it all the way to the DFB-Pokal final.
With smart summer business and the enigmatic Christian Streich at the helm, Freiburg is enjoying another stunning campaign. Only once in Christian Streich’s decade-plus at the helm has Freiburg been relegated from the top flight, and even then, they immediately sprung back up as second-tier champions.
They are sitting third in the Bundesliga standings with 24 points picked up in 12 games, just two points behind leaders Union Berlin. They enter this clash on the back of two domestic wins in a row. Freiburg secured their place in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa League, unbeaten in six games.
Vincenzo Grifo, Matthias Ginter, and even the super-sub Nils Petersen are impressive week in and week out. Grifo has scored six goals and offered two assists in Bundesliga, and if you’re betting online, you should expect him to extend his amazing run of form. The hosts have their best starting lineup available for this clash, with Grifo and Michael Gregoritsch expected to lead the attacking line.
FC Koln: Struggling at the Back
FC Koln was another of the Bundesliga’s surprise packages last season. The Billy Goats’ reward was a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League, where they fell narrowly short of reaching the knockouts following Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Nice.
Results have also been mixed closer to home, with a comeback win over Borussia Dortmund and a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim sandwiching heavy defeats to Gladbach and Mainz. The visitors are sitting 10th in the league standings with just 17 points to their name. If we take out the bottom three sides in the league, FC Koln has the worst defense, with 23 goals allowed so far.
Kristian Pedersen is set to deputize at left-back once more, but attackers Florian Dietz and Mark Uth have been ruled out. They will also be without Martin Sebastian Andersson, Tim Lemperle, Dimitrios Limnios, and Dejan Ljubicic, all injured. With all these problems and lack of form, there’s no way we will include Koln in our soccer picks and parlays.
Freiburg vs FC Koln Head-to-Head
FC Koln took four points off Freiburg last season, but it’s almost 20 years since they went unbeaten through three Bundesliga matches against them. The visitors have lost six of their last eight trips to the Black Forest. Only Eintracht Frankfurt has scored more goals from set-pieces than Freiburg. Koln has won just one road game this season while Freiburg managed to pick up 10 points in five home games allowing just four goals in the process.
Freiburg vs FC Koln Match Information
- Game: Freiburg (7-3-2) vs FC Koln (4-5-3)
- Location: Europa-Park (Freiburg)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Nov. 6th, 11:30 p.m. ET
- Freiburg vs FC Koln Live Stream: fubo.tv
Freiburg vs FC Koln Betting Lines
Freiburg vs FC Koln Prediction
Steffen Baumgart’s team begins the weekend in mid-table, albeit only two points adrift of the top six. Their away record is poor this term. On top of that, they will be without many of their top players, and their confidence level is very low following the latest results in the league and the European knockout. Freiburg is on fire, and they are very strong in front of their fans. They will try to maintain the pressure on the top spots and approach the World Cup break in the top four.
Freiburg is listed at -140 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Freiburg, you have a chance to win $71. FC Koln is +385, offering a chance to win $385 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Freiburg a 58.33% chance to win, with FC Koln at 20.62%.