Leipzig Defends Its Bundesliga Lead Against FreiburgPublished November 25, 2016 by Florin P
Unlikely Bundesliga leader has a great chance to consolidate its position by defeating lowly Freiburg on the road (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Leipzig is one of the two undefeated teams in the German first division and the one currently topping the tables. The investment made by Red Bull is already paying off, a couple of months after the team promoted from the second league. The reigning champions Bayern Munich are within striking distance, despite losing ground after their defeat in Dortmund. For the leaders, it is essential to defeat Freiburg on the road, but they need to be wary of the hosts’ offensive prowess.
Fantastic Road Record for Leipzig
The visitors have the best percentage in games played away from home, winning four times and drawing the other two fixtures. They are not going to settle for one point against Freiburg, since they have a hard schedule ahead. The starting formation used against Leverkusen will be maintained, as players are well rested. Leipzig has the advantage of having few players playing for the national teams last midweek.
The high goal production is a pleasant surprise for the visiting team, who used to win games by a narrow margin. A bit concerning is the fact that they have a hard time keeping clean sheets even against mediocre opponents. This is an area that needs improvement and manager Hasenhuttl is working on it.
Inconsistencies Plague Freiburg This Season
The hosts managed to win most games played in front of their fans while struggling heavily on the road. With four victories in five matches, they only scored seven goals at home and limited opponents to even fewer. This is the strategy they are going to use against Leipzig, hoping to shut the visitors down.
Bet365 offers tempting odds on the most in-form team in the German Bundesliga, but they’re expected to drop. Leipzig is currently priced at 9/10 and given their recent performances, there is serious value in these odds. They simply can’t play it safe and will need to take more chances upfront as they need all three points to defend their lead.