Die Wölfe Attacks
At the Schwarzwald-Stadoin on Saturday a lacklustre Freiburg side will host a Wolfsburg who are enjoying a decent run of form, especially away from home.
It's hard to put your finger on exactly what type of team Freiburg are this season. I'd describe them as a team who place more emphasis on the collective than the individual but ultimately seem destined for the bottom half of the league.
They've done nothing to set the pulse racing this season. They pick up a few points here and there, but rarely put in a performance of note. They've won three, drawn four and lost three at home this season. If we look at their recent form though, it looks like they are heading towards the relegation zone. They've lost their last two games.
Mediocrity oozes from all of their stats; they have scored 1.50 goals and conceded 1.50 goals on average per game this season
These figures are ok, but they hide the fact that their performances, at times, have been really poor. Their stats are in line with their expected goals. They are missing goal scorers, no one player has scored more than five goals.
- League Position: 14
In contrast to Freiburg, Die Wölfe's season has been much more up and down. They started the season badly, but have pulled themselves together over the last few months. Over the last ten games they have been the Bundesliga's fifth best team, and away from home they have been the third best team this season. Wolfsburg have won four out of their last five away matches.
Die Wölfe enjoy a 16-10 goal difference this season, with a 60% win rate
Their away goals average is 1.60 scored vs 1.00 conceded which is pretty decent, and things look like they will only get better. They won their last game 0-1 away at ninth-placed Hertha Berlin. Their attack, consisting of Weghorst and Ginczek is performing well, as is their central line and in-form keeper Casteels. What is even more impressive is that all their stats are in line with their expected goals. Ginczek will miss this game through injury but Mehmedi is a more than competent alternative.
- League Position: 6
This tip is more dependent on the fact that Wolfsburg are a reliable team away from home, over whether Freiburg are a good or bad team. Freiburg can challenge teams that are out of form or much lower in the table. But Wolfsburg away from home in their current form can be considered up there with the big boys - and I think they'll be too hot to handle for the Breisgau-Brasilianer.
Wolfsburg draw no bet with Unibet at a solid 4/5!