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Leipzig vs Freiburg 05/16/2020 Forecast, Betting Previews and Online Soccer Analysis

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Leipzig vs Freiburg 05-16-2020 Forecast Betting Previews and Online Soccer Analysis

Leipzig vs Freiburg 05/16/2020 – Leipzig and Freiburg return to the Bundesliga pitch after a long break due to the coronavirus outbreak in Germany. Kickoff is set on May 16, 9:30 AM ET at the Red Bull Arena. German viewers can watch the matches on live television via Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3, and Sky Go while Fox Soccer Match Pass will broadcast the match in the US. The game is also available on live stream through SofaScore. Third-placed Leipzig seeks to close in on the top spot as they take on SC Freiburg. The Red Bulls will also look to exact revenge on Freiburg, who pulled off a surprise in their first meeting this season. Online soccer betting sites favor Leipzig in the showdown to keep themselves in contention for the Bundesliga title.

Leipzig vs Freiburg 05/16/2020

When: Saturday, May 16, 9:30 AM ET
Where: Red Bull Arena, Am Sportforum 3, Leipzig, Germany
TV: Fox Soccer Match Pass
Stream: SofaScore

Leipzig

RB Leipzig (14-8-3 win-draw-loss, 50 points) will play against Freiburg in a bid to extend their unbeaten streak to seven and stay in contention for the Bundesliga title with nine games remaining. However, only two of the six games have resulted in victories for the Julian Nagelsmann-managed XI. The results proved to be costly for Leipzig as Borussia Dortmund overtook them in second place while Bayern Munich built a five-point advantage approaching the crucial stages of the tournament. The Red Bulls look to revitalize their chase for the championship with a victory over Freiburg. Leipzig likewise hopes to exact revenge against the visitors who pulled off a 2-1 upset on October 26, 2019. The team will rely on the goal-scoring prowess of Timo Werner and Marcel Sabitzer against Freiburg and hope that Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi will showcase another superb game between the pipes.

Players to Watch

Timo Werner (21 goals, 7 assists); Marcel Sabitzer (8 G, 5 A); Patrik Schick (7 G, 2 A); Emil Forsberg (5 G, 2 A); Christopher Nkunku (4 G, 12 A); Peter Gulacsi (63 saves, 8 clean sheets).

Freiburg

Currently occupying the eighth place in the Bundesliga table, Freiburg (10-6-9, 36 points) will again bid to pull the rug off Leipzig in their return bout at the Red Bull Arena and strengthen their Europa League bid. After losing their previous two assignments against Fortuna Duesseldorf and Borussia Dortmund, Freiburg bounced back with a victory over Union Berlin. In that game, Freiburg opened with a 2-0 lead in the first hour with goals from Roland Sallai and Christian Guenter.

Union Berlin’s Sebastian Andersson would reduce the deficit to one, 1-2, with a 61st-minute strike until Robin Koch sealed the deal for Freiburg with a goal in the 82nd minute. The Christian Streich-managed team will aim to duplicate the success it had against Leipzig in a bid to possibly overtake Schalke and Wolfsburg and close in on fifth-running Bayer Leverkusen. Nils Petersen will be the top offensive player for Freiburg along with Christian Guenter. Alexander Schwolow is expected to start as a goalkeeper for Freiburg in this crucial matchup.

Players to Watch

Nils Petersen (8 G, 2 A); Luca Waldschmidt (5 G, 1 A); Lucas Hoeler (4 G, 2 A); Jonathan Schmid (4 G, 1 A); Christian Guenter (2 G, 5 A); Alexander Schwolow (50 SV, 3 CS).

 

Leipzig vs Freiburg Betting Numbers

Odds

Leipzig vs Freiburg 05/16/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Leipzig -1.5 (-120) 3 o (-115) -370
Freiburg +1.5 (-105) 3 u (-111) +1014
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Summary: Best online betting sites see Leipzig exacting revenge over Freiburg in their return bout. Online soccer followers expect the Red Bulls to rampage past their foes to make their presence felt and keep themselves in contention for the title.

Moneyline: RB Leipzig are overwhelming favorites in the encounter with a moneyline of -370. A Freiburg bet, meanwhile, will render a +1014 moneyline. A bet for a draw will generate an ML of +453.

Score Prediction: The Red Bulls will exact revenge on Freiburg with an emphatic 4-1 win.