Though eliminated in the Europa League semifinal, RB Leipzig, who finished their domestic season in fourth place, can end the season with a trophy as they travel Saturday to oppose Freiburg. Live-bet on the European soccer leagues by using our sportsbook.
Amazing season by Freiburg
It’s been a magnificent campaign, one that’s way-above-par standard for Freiburg, and no matter how this season concludes now, Freiburg will be regarded as the surprise package. They finished sixth in the German top-flight league, just three points behind the Champions League spots, but they did qualify in the Europa League.
Reaching the cup final is the biggest success in the history of SC Freiburg, and a triumph in Berlin would also be the culmination of the life’s work for coach Christian Streich. That’s because this season is mainly due to his merit. It was made possible because the team forms a compact unit, despite not being packed with stars. It’s difficult to score goals against Freiburg and in recent seasons. Streich’s team has also been the most effective when it comes to standard situations.
Additionally, there’s an unpredictability that makes it tough for opponents to adjust. Streich does love to rotate the team, devising a different approach in almost every match. Many players he formed have left the club. That’s quite normal for Freiburg, because their budget is limited and their main objective is to develop players and sell them to bigger clubs eventually.
We’re not sure how next season will be for Freiburg. They’ll lose again some of their stars, but they’ll definitely give everything on the pitch against RB Leipzig. Streich will continue to be respected, and loved, too, whatever the result. It’s unfortunate the most important player in Nico Schlotterbeck is leaving in the summer, but will remain in the Bundesliga with Dortmund. Given RB Leipzig’s attacking firepower, it’s risky to back Freiburg. We won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Leipzig’s Nkunku to find the back of net
Leipzig are also seeking a first major trophy of their own, having lost the 2019 final, 3-0, to Bayern Munich and falling against Dortmund last season, losing, 4-1. RB, who finished the season with a disappointing draw at Arminia, did end their domestic campaign in fourth, three points and two places better than Freiburg.
RB Leipzig’s star, Christopher Nkunku, has been earning plenty of accolades already this season. Four Player of the Month awards and also the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season trophy. The French international has been the catalyst behind Leipzig’s brilliant campaign across all of the competitions. Nkunku is Leipzig’s top goal threat in the DFB Cup, three goals and three assists each. Numbers in all competitions this season are 34 goals and 18 assists in 51 games.
He did beat Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski to take Bundesliga’s top individual prize, and Nkunku’s form has also seen him inked to a big-money move in the summer. Bayern, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Chelsea are among the clubs touted as possible destinations, as have Manchester United.
If you’re betting online, it’s the correct time to jump on the goals train here. Also, avoid the winners market in in a game with two attacking German teams.
Freiburg vs Leipzig Head-to-Head
Recent meetings between these sides have been tight, the last two mutual encounters finishing 1-1. Five of the last seven meetings saw both teams contributing on the scoresheet. Leipzig conceded just one goal in their five matches on the way to the final, their third in the last four years. Goals are usually to be expected in German football. In final-round acton, all 18 teams scored, while seven of the last 10 finals of DFB Pokal-including four of the last five-have also seen that scenario.
Freiburg vs Leipzig Game Information
- Game: Freiburg (15-10-9) vs Leipzig (17-7-10)
- Location: Olympiastadion (Berlin)
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. ET
- Freiburg vs Leipzig Live stream: fubo.tv
Freiburg vs Leipzig Betting Lines
|SC Freiburg||+½ -110||+290||2½ -115 o|
|RB Leipzig||-½ -120||-120||2½ -115 u|
Freiburg vs Leipzig Predictions
The visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites in the match, priced at -120 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at 2½.
RB Leipzig have the quality to prevail, but we expect Freiburg to make this competitive. Freiburg have proven their skills over the campaign, and the vastly-experienced head of coach Christian Streich.
The atmosphere in the stands will be electric, and goals should be on the menu. Though neither side has ever won this trophy, this is RB´s third appearance in four years and a first major honor is theirs for the taking.