Freiburg 10-8-10, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 16-5-7
5/29/20 2:30 pm
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Freiburg is welcoming Bayer 04 Leverkusen to Schwarzwald-Stadion in the first game of the round 29 in German Bundesliga.
After a solid start of the season, Freiburg is struggling with inconsistency and they haven’t won any of their last 3 games, while they won only 1 of their last 7 games. Freiburg has conceded at least 1 goal in all of those seven games, while they scored in 4 of those 7 games. Freiburg is in solid 8th place in Bundesliga with 38 points, 38 scored goals, and 40 conceded goals. In their latest Bundesliga game against Eintracht on the road, Freiburg has had only 38% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 74% of the correct passes. Despite being forced to defend throughout the game, Freiburg was ahead twice, 0-1, and 1-3, but Eintracht was able to score 2 goals in three minutes and this match ended in a 3-3 draw. Freiburg has been more than good offensively this season with 38 scored goals, but their defense definitely needs improvement. Nils Petersen has scored 9 goals for Freiburg this season, while Waldschmidt and Holer added 5 goals each. Gunter added 7 assists for Freiburg. Kubler, Kath, and Ravet are all injured and will not be in the lineup for this match. Freiburg’s main goal was to stay in Bundesliga next season, and that goal was achieved since Freiburg is pretty far outside the relegation zone, but their dreams about the Europa League are out of reach for now.
Bayer Leverkusen is one of the best teams in Bundesliga, and they are playing in fantastic form, but unfortunately, Leverkusen was demolished in their last game in Bundesliga. Earlier this week Leverkusen was playing against Wolfsburg at home, a match where Leverkusen was a big favorite. Bayer has had 69% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 12 corner kicks, and 85% of accurate passes. Leverkusen might have had more possession, but that was it from them. Wolfsburg was better in every way that matters, and Leverkusen has lost this game 1-4. In the first two games since the season has started again, Leverkusen was outstanding, but everything that went well in the first two games went wrong in this one. Leverkusen is in 5th place in the standings with 53 points, 53 scored goals, and 36 conceded goals, the same amount as M’gladbach in 4th place, and 2 points less than Leipzig in third. Kai Havertz is the captain and the leading goal scorer in Leverkusen with 10 goals, while Volland added 9 goals and 7 assists. Bender, Stanilewicz, and Volland are injured and will not be playing. Leverkusen is a good, young, and talented team with a bright future ahead of them, but they must take care of those small kinks that make them lose the points where they shouldn’t.
When playing at home, Freiburg has not lost to Leverkusen in their last 5 games, while Leverkusen has not lost their last 6 away games. Despite losing their last game, Leverkusen is still in a better form and they will look to get back on the winning track. The rest time between games is short, but it will affect both teams.