Bayern Munich Resumes Race for Bundesliga TrophyPublished January 20, 2017 by Florin P
Freiburg counts on home form and head to head record when Bayern Munich comes visiting (7:30 p.m UK Time).
Bayern Munich was unable to take the lead in the German first division and had to wait until the last round of the first half. Their emphatic victory over Leipzig gave them a three-point lead, one that needs to be consolidated when the Bundesliga resumes. This time, they won’t have home pitch advantage, but instead would have to travel to Freiburg and claim those points on the road.
Impeccable Home Record for Freiburg
The home side was among the teams expected to fight to avoid relegation this season. On the road, they performed poorly, but in front of their fans, not even the best teams had an easy mission. In seven games, they managed to win on five occasions and are yet to draw a match. Such an outcome against Bayern Munich would be celebrated as a victory, as Freiburg lines up a defensive minded starting formation.
Manager Streich did a great job at consolidating the backline and his team conceded just nine goals this season. This made it possible for them to win so many games despite scoring nine goals of their own. They have three strikers with five goals each, but only Petersen is expected to spearhead the offensive.
Bayern Makes Goal Scoring Difficult
The German champions have managed to keep clean sheets in each of the last six games. On one hand, opponents have a hard time finding a way past their backline, on the other day focus on their own defenses. Against Freiburg, Bayern will be the team to take the initiative, but it’s unlikely for them to steamrolled past their opponents.
They never managed to defeat them on the road by more than 2 goals in the last 13 years. It was Freiburg who prevailed last season by 2-1, so the visitors are cautious about this match. Instead of picking winners, punters should bet on fewer than 3.5 goals to be scored at odds of 7/10 offered by bet365 Sports.