Forget about Bayern Munich for a moment. The Bundesliga has much more to offer, including a thrilling match between Freiburg and Frankfurt with second place on the line. As if that wasn’t enough, Freiburg are determined to bounce back after suffering a humiliating loss while Frankfurt will try to extend their non-losing streak up to five games.
Finally, the home side dominates the soccer lines by a nose.
Freiburg: Moving On
Last Saturday, Freiburg visited Wolfsburg, the team sitting in seventh place, and lost 6-0. No, that’s not a typo. The home side scored three goals in each half. Believe it or not, Patrick Wimmer scored the opener in the first play of the match. That’s for all the people who call soccer boring.
The thing is that the Black and Whites are much better than that. They currently sit in fourth place thanks to a 9-3-4 record. Five of those victories were at home, where they lost only one match. Plus, they finished with a clean sheet in three of their last five games at Europa-Park Stadion.
Individually, you should keep an eye on Vincenzo Grifo, the team’s top scorer with nine goals. He scored a hat trick in their last home game. Grifo missed the match against Wolfsburg due to illness, but he’s expected to be ready for Wednesday. They certainly need him because they’ve won all seven of their Bundesliga matches involving a Grifo goal or assist.
Grifo coming back has a lot to do with the Black and Whites being the betting online favorites at +150.
Frankfurt: Right on Target
Frankfurt also played last Saturday. The Eagles had no trouble defeating Schalke 3-0 with Jesper Lindstrom, Rafael Santos Borre and Aurelio Buta as the scorers. They were extremely effective in front of goal since they took exactly three shots on target.
Lindstrom is the team’s top scorer, alongside Daichi Kamada, with seven goals. Nevertheless, make sure to follow Randal Kolo Muani, who has scored five goals and leads the league in assists with 10. That trio is the main reason for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks, especially at +175. Besides, Frankfurt have only lost once when Kolo Muani has scored or assisted.
There’s also the fact that the Eagles have been considerably better when playing on the road. Some say it has to do with having way less pressure. They’re 4-2-1 when playing away from home.
Paxten Aaronson, Dina Ebimbe and Marcel Wenig are out, but the good news is that Luca Pellegrini and Lucas Silva are expected to return after missing their last game due to injury.
Freiburg vs Frankfurt Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 41
- Freiburg Victories: 15 (51 goals)
- Frankfurt Victories: 17 (59 goals)
- Draws: 9
Last season, Frankfurt defeated Freiburg at Europa-Park Stadion 2-0 with Lindstrom and Filip Kostic as the scorers. Curiously enough, Freiburg took revenge by winning the second leg in Frankfurt 2-1 with Grifo and Nils Petersen as the scorers.
We’re talking about a very even series. Regarding their last 10 meetings, the Eagles own the advantage thanks to a 4-4-2 record. During that span, they scored 17 goals while the Black and Whites scored 11. Plus, they drew 0-0 only once, meaning you can expect goals.
Freiburg vs Frankfurt Match Information
- Match: Freiburg vs Frankfurt.
- Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. ET.
- Location: Europa-Park Stadion, Freiburg
- Freiburg vs Frankfurt Live Stream: fubo.tv
Freiburg vs Frankfurt Betting Lines
Freiburg vs Frankfurt Picks & Prediction
I truly believe that Freiburg’s 6-0 defeat against Wolfsburg was a fluke, but that doesn’t change the fact that Frankfurt at +175 is too good a deal not to take. We’re talking about the second top scoring team in the league. The Eagles scored two or more goals in three of their last five road games. In other words, if you were looking for an underdog to include in your online gambling ticket, Frankfurt are the answer.
The Frankfurt are listed at +175 in our Vegas soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Frankfurt , you have a chance to win $175. The Freiburg are +150, offering a chance to win $150 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Frankfurt a 36.36% chance to win, with Freiburg at 40.40%.