VfB Stuttgart vs. SC Freiburg
August 28, 2021 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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VfB Stuttgart is hosting SC Freiburg at Mercedes Benz Arena in round 3 of the German Bundesliga. Stuttgart has started this season well, but they have failed against Leipzig in round 2. Freiburg is a solid team, and they are undefeated in their last 4 games.
I think Stuttgart is one of the best teams in Bundesliga, they can play great soccer on both ends, and they can score a ton of goals. After beating Furth in round 1, Stuttgart was facing Leipzig on the road, and they weren’t great. Stuttgart has had 48% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 75% of the correct passes. The offense we saw against Furth was non-existent here, and Stuttgart has lost this game 4-0. Stuttgart has had a fantastic game against Furth where they scored 5 goals, and Kampf is their leading goalscorer with 2 goals, while Endo, Klement, and Al Ghaddioui added 1 goal each. Sosa has added 3 assists. The injury list is quite long, and that has a lot of effect on their game, but Stuttgart was struggling with these injuries for a while, and they are slowly getting used to it. It will be a long season for Stuttgart, but I think we can expect them to fight for the Europa League this season.
Freiburg is on a nice roll, they have 3 wins and a draw in their last 4 games, and they have conceded only 1 goal in their first 2 games of the season. in their second game of the season, Freiburg was hosting Borussia Dortmund, and they were being dominated. Freiburg has had only 24% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 68% of the correct passes. Despite having barely any possession, Freiburg has scored 2 goals, while their defense was outstanding, and they have won this game 2-1. With 4 points, Freiburg is now in 5th place, and they have been one of the best teams in Bundesliga so far. Petersen is the only injured player for Freiburg at the moment. Sallai and Grifo have each scored 1 goal for Freiburg so far this season. I know Freiburg is a good team, they are not overly offensive, but their defense is one of the best in the league, and that is what is keeping this club in the top half of the table.
I think Stuttgart is the better team, they have more quality, but Freiburg is in better form. The trends are on Stuttgart’s side, but I will stick to goals here because this game could go either way.