Stadium: “Europa-Park” (Freiburg)
Freiburg… Keitel (injury). Schmid (coronavirus). Doubtful: Gulde (injury).
“Arminia”… Clos, Kunze (suspension). Ortega, Prietl (coronavirus). Laursen (injury).
“Freiburg” in December was not stable, but the charges of Christian Streich completed the first round in third place (29 points), which can be considered a historic success. On December 15, the team played away in a draw with Union (0: 0), and on the 19th – beat Bayer at home with a score of 2: 1.
“Arminia” until recently seemed like a hopeless outsider of the first Bundesliga. Throughout the championship, the team struggled to score goals. But the situation has improved markedly after victories in the last two rounds over “Bochum” (2: 0) and “Leipzig” (2: 0). Now the club from Bielefeld can count on a successful outcome of the struggle for survival.
At home, Freiburg have not lost in 10 of their last 12 matches in the elite German division (6 wins, 4 draws). This team has the best defense in the German championship (16 conceded goals). Of course, the team under the direction of Streich will try to take three points in the upcoming meeting with an outsider. You can bet on the home team to win with a coefficient 1.64…
Note that Arminia has serious personnel losses ahead of the game. Due to disqualification, the leading forward of the club Fabian Clos will not be able to enter the field, and the main goalkeeper Stefan Ortega fell ill with the coronavirus. You can bet on “Freiburg” with a handicap of -1.0 goal with the odds 2.14…
In the first round, the match “Arminia” – “Freiburg” ended in a goalless draw. And the team from Bielefeld in the end of the first round played five grassroots matches in a row. You can bet on the total total under 2.5 goals in the upcoming meeting with the odds 1.92…
Forecast and rate
I will choose the most reliable option with the home team win… I think that “Freiburg” at home will not give points to “Arminia”, for which a break in the championship may end a successful streak.