SC Freiburg vs. RB Leipzig
October 16, 2021 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -150, Under 2.5 +120
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SC Freiburg is hosting RB Leipzig at Schwarzwald-Stadion in round 8 of the German Bundesliga. Freiburg is an outstanding team this season, and they are now the only undefeated team left in Bundesliga. Leipzig has been really sloppy so far, and there are no signs of improvement lately.
Freiburg is now in 4th place with 15 points, 11 scored goals, and only 5 conceded goals so far, and they have been outstanding so far. Grifo, Holer, and Jeong are the leading goalscorers for Freiburg with 2 goals each. Gunter has added 2 assists. Schmid and Ezekwem are still injured. In their last game against Hertha on the road, Freiburg was the better team with 55% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. With 1 scored goal in each half, Freiburg has won this game 1-2. I know it feels great for Freiburg to be playing this well this season, but I kinda doubt they can keep this up for the entire season, but I hope they can keep it going for a little while because it makes Bundesliga interesting.
Well, Leipzig has been horrible, on both ends, and they already have 3 losses this season. with only 10 points from 7 games, Leipzig is in 8th place. Offensively, Leipzig has been solid with 15 scored goals, but they have been very inconsistent so far, and that has cost them a lot. In their last game against Bochum, Leipzig has had a good game, and they have had 60% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Leipzig was knocking on Bochum’s door for the entire game, but it took them 69 minutes to score a goal, and in the end, they have won this game 3-0. Nkunku is the leading goalscorer for Leipzig with 4 goals, while Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Silva, and Haidara added 2 goals each. Halstenberg, Saracchi, and Olmo are all injured. Leipzig has to wake up, fast, and in addition to this game, Leipzig is also playing in the Champions League against PSG next week, which if they lose, they will be eliminated from the Champions League.
Freiburg still hasn’t lost a game at home this season, while Leipzig is still without a win on the road. For some reason, Leipzig is a big favorite here, and they don’t deserve to be. I’m not confident enough Leipzig can win this game, especially because they are playing in the Champions League next week. I’m taking Freiburg at home.