9/19/20 9:30 am
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VfB Stuttgart is hosting SC Freiburg at Mercedes Benz Arena in round 1 in German Bundesliga.
Stuttgart is the newcomer to Bundesliga after spending 1 season in Bundesliga 2. In the preseason, Stuttgart has played 4 games, and they have 3 wins and 1 loss. During this stretch, Stuttgart has scored 9 goals while conceding 7 goals. Last season in Bundesliga 2, Stuttgart ended in second place with 58 points, 62 scored goals, and 41 conceded goals, which was enough for Stuttgart to go straight to Bundesliga. In their DFB Pokal match against Hansa Rostock on the road last weekend, Stuttgart was the better team with 54% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. With a goal in the 42nd minute of the game, Stuttgart has won this match 0-1. Awoudja, Thommy, Egloff, Gonzalez, Forster, and Mola are all injured for Stuttgart, and they will miss the beginning of the season. Stuttgart has signed a few good players like Anton, Kobel, Endo, and Stenzel, while Donis and Akolo left the club. Stuttgart is a good team, at least for Bundesliga 2, but if they want to secure their Bundesliga status for the next season as well, Stuttgart will need to bring in some reinforcements, otherwise, they will be just another under average team in Bundesliga.
Freiburg has continued their good game from last season during the preseason as well. Freiburg has played 4 games in the preseason, while winning 3, and one game ended in a draw. Overall, Freiburg is on a 6-game streak without a loss. During the preseason, Freiburg has scored 16 goals, while conceding only 5 goals. Freiburg has had an outstanding last season, and they ended up in 8th place with 48 points, just 1 point behind Wolfsburg and the Europa League, such a shame for Freiburg. With 48 scored goals and 47 conceded goals, Freiburg was solid on both ends. In their DFB Pokal match against Waldhof on the road, Freiburg has had 51% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and a solid 82% of the correct passes. With 1 goal in each half, Freiburg has won this match 1-2. Nils Petersen has been the best player for Freiburg last season, and the good news is that Freiburg was able to keep him at the club. Habere, Til, Tempelmann, and Flekken are all injured, and they will the start of the season. Waldschmidt and Koch are the most notable departures from Freiburg, while Santamaria and Demirovic arrived at Freiburg. I’m not sure if Freiburg has the quality or depth to repeat the last season, but anything is possible, and I for one would love to see Freiburg high on the Bundesliga table.
Freiburg is the better team here, but the trends are on Stuttgart’s side in this matchup. Both teams are in great form, and they are both scoring a lot of goals, which is why I will pick something on goals in this game.