There’s Second Place at Stake
So, two weeks ago, FC Union Berlin was on top of the Bundesliga. However, the Iron Ones couldn’t handle the pressure, and now are in second place (27 points), four less than Bayern Munich. Freiburg’s Black and Whites are third, also with 27 points.
This is making the visitors a very tempting online gambling underdog, especially at +310. Freiburg haven’t seen a defeat in their last five home games. It’s the Bundesliga Match of the Week, and it’s not close!
Freiburg Has Grifo
Freiburg aren’t close to the top-scoring team in the Bundesliga. That’s not because of Vincenzo Grifo. The Italian is the team’s leading goal scorer with six. It’s not that many, but on a Freiburg team with just 21, it’s quite good (Bayern Munich have scored 47 goals).
The Black and Whites visited RB Leipzig and lost, 3-1. Prior, home against Koln was a 2-0 win. Jeong Woo-yeong and Michael Gregoritsch were the scorers. That’s been one of the keys to Freiburg’s success. Grifo is the team’s leader, They don’t depend exclusively on him.
As was mentioned before, the Black and Whites haven’t lost in their last five home games, 4-1-0 with seven goals scored while only conceding one. They’ve also scored two goals in each of their last three matches. Freiburg ending with more than 1½ goals Sunday is offering a +130 price.
FC Union Berlin Has Becker
FC Union Berlin have scored 23 goals, seven by Sheraldo Becker. He’s the team’s leader, among the league leaders as well, since only four other players have scored more goals than him.
Becker did score the opener in Berlin’s last game, Wednesday against Augsburg in a 2-2 draw as all four goals were scored in the opening half. Kevin Behrens scored Berlin’s second goal. Janik Haberer is after Becker in the scoring chart in goals with three.
So, why do they come in as the betting online underdogs? Because they’ve had some trouble playing on the road (3-1-3), even humiliated, 5-0, by Bayer Leverkusen in their last match. They’re 5-2-0 at home.
This is a team that managed to advance to the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League by winning their last Group match on the road. Plus, no major injury concerns.
Freiburg vs FC Union Berlin Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 12
- Freiburg Victories: 4 (19 goals)
- FC Union Berlin Victories: 5 (15 goals)
- Draws: 3
These two met twice last season. In the first leg at Berlin, it finished with a goalless draw. The second was a completely different affair. FC Union Berlin had no mercy, pulled off the soccer betting stunner, 4-1. Grischa Promel, Christopher Trimmel, Sheraldo Becker and Andras Schafer were the scorers. The Iron Ones won the last two times in Freiburg.
Freiburg vs FC Union Berlin Game Information
- Game: Freiburg (8-3-3) vs FC Union Berlin (8-3-3)
- Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 13th, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Europa-Park Stadion, Freiburg
- Freiburg vs FC Union Berlin Live Stream: fuboTV
Freiburg vs FC Union Berlin Betting Lines
Freiburg vs FC Union Berlin Picks & Prediction
There are equal forces at work here. FC Union Berlin have had more issues lately, but they remain one of the more balanced teams in the league. In fact, the Iron Ones have surrendered only 16 goals, the second-fewest in the league. Freiburg have also allowed 16 goals. Therefore, our soccer prediction is a draw with the total going under 2½ goals.
Freiburg are listed at even-money in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Freiburg, you have a chance to win $100. FC Union Berlin are +310, offering a chance to win $310 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Freiburg a 50.00% chance to win, with FC Union Berlin at 24.39%.
Freiburg vs FC Union Berlin Match Detail