SC Freiburg host Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday, June 5, 2020 in matchday 30 of the German Bundesliga. Game time will be at 2:30 p.m. EST at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. The match will be shown live via FS2.
The hosts are currently chasing a Europa League spot while the visitors are in the thick of the fight for the Champions League race. Freiburg is also looking to end their winless run since the break while Monchengladbach is hoping to keep the momentum after winning their last outing.
SC Freiburg remained winless since the German Bundesliga restarted last May 16 after a two-month layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic. In their last assignment, Freiburg suffered 0-1 home defeat at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen to fall to two draws and two losses in four games since the league resumed action.
Freiburg kept Leverkusen in check in the first half but Kai Havertz netted a 54th-minute goal that enabled the visitors to pick up three points. Freiburg only had 32% of ball possession against Leverkusen although they had more attempts at 9 against 7. Both teams had six corner kicks each but in the end, Havertz was the difference.
Freiburg is currently 8th place in the Bundesliga table with a total of 38 points on 10 wins, 8 draws, and 11 losses on the season. They are still fighting for the final Europa League spot as they are just four points behind sixth-place Wolfsburg and seventh seed TSG Hoffenheim. But with both Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim having easy schedules this week, Freiburg needs a win to keep up.
Nils Petersen leads Freiburg with a total of nine goals on the season. Lucas Holer and Luca Waldschmidt each have five goals scored this term. Christian Gunter leads Freiburg with a total of six assists while Vincenzo Grifo has five assists and three goals scored. Freiburg has scored a total of 38 goals on the season while conceding a total of 41 goals this term.
Odds from Betonline as of 06/04/2020
Borussia Monchengladbach reclaimed third place in the German Bundesliga with five matches left to play after their 4-1 triumph over Union Berlin last weekend. Borussia Monchengladbach has a record of 2-1-1 since the league has resumed operations last May 16, 2020.
Marcus Thuram scored two goals while Alassane Plea added one score to lead Gladbach against Union Berlin. They controlled 58% of possession time and had a total of 15 attempts including 9 shots on goal. The Foals also earned four corner kicks while only allowing their opponents five shots on goal.
Borussia M’gladbach and Bayer Leverkusen are tied with 56 points after 29 games. However, Gladbach is the team in 4th place owing to a superior goal difference. The team has won 17 games with 5 draws and 7 losses. Borussia Monchengladbach is just two points behind third-place RB Leipzig and four behind 2nd placer Borussia Dortmund.
Thuram has now scored a total of four goals this season to tie Plea on top of Gladbach’s score chart. Breel Embolo also has a total of seven goals this term for the Foals. Plea leads the team with 10 assists while Thuram and Patrick Herrmann have 8 and 6 assists, respectively. The team ranks 4th in the league in scoring with a total of 57 goals scored this season while allowing just 35 goals.
These clubs have met in a total of 22 times since 2006 and Freiburg has a slight edge in their head to head match-up with nine wins, five draws, and eight losses. SC Freiburg ranks 10th in the Bundesliga with a home record of 6-2-6 and has earned a total of 20 points during those games. On the other hand, Borussia Monchengladbach is the 5th best away team in the German top flight with a road record of 9-5-8. Gladbach won their reverse fixture earlier this season with a score of 4-2.
The pressure is on Borussia Monchengladbach this weekend as they look to finish strong in the race for the Champions League places.
The battle between Gladbach, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen will go down the wire and this match will have an impact in that contest. With Leverkusen facing Bayern Munich this weekend, this could be the Foals’ chance to move up the ladder.
Freiburg’s chances of making the Europa League continue to fade every week. They have yet to win since the resumption of action and they have lost two out of their last three outings. Freiburg is currently four points behind Wolfsburg for the sixth and final Europa League spot.
Borussia Monchengladbach hasn’t been in top form in their last three matches. However, they are coming off a match where both of their star strikers got on the scoresheet. This should be an interesting match but given Freiburg’s alarming form since play resumed, I expect the visitors to walk away with all three points.
Prediction: Borussia Monchengladbach (-125)
Alternate Bet – Both Teams to Score
- YES (-165)
- NO (+135)
Freiburg last kept a clean slate at home five matches ago and they have a total of four clean slates in their last 20 assignments. On the other hand, Borussia Monchengladbach has missed the back of the net in only six out of their last 20 matches played. They have scored at least one goal in 10 out of their last 11 matches played and have found the back of the net at least twice in six of those games.
Prediction: Yes – Both Teams to Score (-163)