Freiburg and Köln meet at Schwarzwald‑Stadion, in a match for the 3rd round of the Bundesliga. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the home team, since they have a record of 4 wins in the last 4 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 28‑04‑2018, in a match for the Bundesliga, Freiburg won by (3‑2). The goals of the match were scored by N. Petersen (14′ and 52′ ) and L. Höler (90′ ), for Freiburg, and by L. Bittencourt (82′ and 87′ ), for Köln. The home advantage may play an important role in this match , since Freiburg presents significant differences between home and away results.
Freiburg VS Köln
31 August 2019 – 14:30
Regular Season – Round 3
31 Aug – 14:30
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Freiburg
The home team is currently in the 2nd position of the league, with 6 points won. In their debut, they won in a home match against Mainz 05, by (3‑0). In the second round, they won in an away match against Paderborn, by (1‑3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 24 conceded. Freiburg has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Freiburg are one of the teams that have managed to win their opening two games in the Bundesliga, such as Dortmund, Leipzig, Leverkusen and Wolfsburg. In the last round of this competition, the home team beat Paderborn 1-3: Kwon, Petersen and Waldschmidt scored the goals of the team. By passing a phase of enormous confidence, coach Christian Streich should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the corridors. No big surprises the visitors should control the game. Luca Waldschmidt is Freiburg’s top scorer, with 2 goals scored. Out of this game are Flekken, Gulde, Luca Itter and Terrazzino, all with physical problems.
Analysis of Köln
The away team is currently in the 17th position of the league, no points won yet. In their debut they lost in an away match against Wolfsburg, by (2‑1). In the second round, they lost in a home match against Borussia Dortmund, by (1‑3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium, with 40 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Köln has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Köln come to this match after a 1-3 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund, registering the second consecutive defeat in this competition: the only goal of the team was signed by Drexler. Remember that the visitors lost against Wolfsburg in the last away game. In this match against Freiburg, team that are going through an incredible phase, coach Achim Beierlorzer should continue to risk in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-4-2 being Modest Córdoba the most advanced men of the team. For this game the manager cannot count on Katterbach, Cordoba, Nartey and Christian Clemens, all with physical problems.