Freiburg Dreaming About UEL Berth
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen already qualified for the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League. That means there’s only one spot left in the Bundesliga, which will be for RB Leipzig or SC Freiburg.
Besides needing the victory over Leverkusen, Freiburg need a little help from Arminia Bielefeld. They need the Blues to defeat RB Leipzig. Otherwise, it would be game over for Black and Whites.
Leverkusen comes in as the slight betting online favorite at +150, making Freiburg a tempting underdog.
Great Season for Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen already achieved its main goal for the season: qualifying for the UCL. The Company’s Eleven will return to the big stage after missing the last two editions.
They sealed the deal last Saturday by defeating Hoffenheim 4-2. I hope you followed the BetUS soccer betting advice. Leverkusen came from behind, twice, led by Patrik Schick, who scored two goals. Moussa Diaby and Lucas Alario also scored.
Schick fought bravely against Robert Lewandowski for the Golden Boot but came up short. He has scored 24 goals while Bayern Munich’s striker has 34. A strong finish could increase Schick’s market value even more.
The Company’s Eleven won their last three games by a 10-3 aggregate. Overall, they’ve lost more games at home (five) than on the road (three). The last one was a victory, though. They posted a 2-0 win over Frankfurt, one of the UEFA Europa League finalists.
A home team offering a plus price in the sportsbook will always be tempting. Yes, Leverkusen already achieved its main goal, but this game will be like a celebration party with its fans. It won’t be a fun party if they lose. Plus, they don’t have major injury concerns.
Freiburg Recently Humiliated
Freiburg has also had a great season. Besides fighting to finish in the top four of the Bundesliga, the Black and Whites reached the DFB Pokal Final. They’ll face RB Leipzig on May 21. The winner of the DFB Pokal gets a juicy financial prize and qualifies for the UEL.
However, Freiburg got humiliated by FC Union Berlin last week. The Iron Ones went to Europa-Park Stadion and won 4-1. Curiously enough, Freiburg won possession with 71 percent and finished with more shots in total.
The good news is that the Black and Whites are on a roll when it comes to playing on the road. They haven’t lost in their last seven games, scoring in all but one. During that span, they also finished with a clean sheet once.
The soccer odds also hint that you can expect Freiburg to put up a good fight. The visitors are offering a +155 price. If you place a $100 bet on them and they pull off the upset, your payout would be $255.
Keep an eye on Vincenzo Grifo, the team’s top scorer with nine goals. There’s also Lucas Holer, who has scored seven. In other words, Freiburg truly is a tempting underdog.
Leverkusen vs Freiburg Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 46
- Bayer Leverkusen Victories: 20 (75 goals)
- Freiburg Victories: 12 (50 goals)
- Draws: 14
The first meeting between the two ended with a 2-1 victory for Freiburg. Grifo and Kevin Schade scored for the Black and Whites while Charles Aranguiz converted for Bayer Leverkusen. It was a very physical game with five yellow cards in total.
Freiburg also won the last time they met at BayArena. The Black and Whites won 2-1 with goals from Ermedin Demirovic and Holer. Even so, the Company’s Eleven own a 4-3-3 record in their last 10 meetings.
Leverkusen vs Freiburg Game Information
- Date: Saturday, May 14th
- Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
- Location: BayArena, Leverkusen
- Leverkusen vs Freiburg Live Stream: fuboTV
Leverkusen vs Freiburg Betting Lines
Leverkusen vs Freiburg Prediction
Besides the fact that Freiburg hasn’t lost in its last seven games on the road, the Black and Whites scored two or more goals in the last three. Bayer Leverkusen did the same in its last three games. Therefore, I expect a very intense match in which both will end up scoring. The total (3½) will go over (+115). However, that’s not my final soccer betting prediction as the draw at +300 is a better deal. The Company’s Eleven have nothing to play for, but they don’t want to be disrespected at home.
Score Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen 2, Freiburg 2