SC Freiburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Match Preview, team news, and predicted line-ups

SC Freiburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Match Preview, team news, and predicted line-ups

SC Freiburg welcome Arminia Bielefeld on the 8th of January (3:30 PM) at the Europa Park Stadion. This will be their first game after the winter break.

SC Freiburg are currently sitting at the 3rd position in the Bundesliga with 29 points in their 17 games. Whereas, Arminia Bielefeld are in the 17th position with 16 points from 17 games.

Freiburg vs Arminia Bielefeld : Match Preview

Freiburg are on a dream run this season. Although, they have lost their rhythm lately dropping 8 points in their last 5 games. Freiburg had defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in their last game. Kevin Schade scored the winner with just 6 minutes to spare.

SC Freiburg Bundesliga form: W D L W L

The visitors have also dropped 8 points in their last 5 games. Arminia shocked RB Leipzig 2-0 at the Red Bull Arena. These two sides drew 0-0 earlier in the season which was the first game of the season.

Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga form: W W L D L

Team News

SC Freiburg team news

Christian Streich will be happy to see his full squad available for their game against Arminia. Although, Yannik Keitel is sidelined due to a groin injury.

Moreover, Jonathan Schmid is set to make a comeback after a long layoff. Lucas Holer will be seen with the Italian striker Vincenzo Grifo at the upfront. Vincenzo is directly involved in 10 goals this season.

Freiburg Starting XI

Flekken; Kubler, Lienhart, N. Schlotterbeck, Gunter; Hofler, Eggestein; Sallai, Jeong, Grifo; Holer

Arminia Bielefeld team news

On the other hand, Arminia will be without Fabian Klos and Fabian Kunze. Fabian Klos was shown a red card against RB Leipzig in their last game and Fabian Kunze picked up his 5th yellow card of the season and will miss the game. Nathan de Medina will also miss due to illness.

With Klos out of the picture, Janni Serra will lead the attack with Masaya Okugawa. The visiting team’s captain is set to return too after testing recovering for COVID-19.

Arminia Bielefeld Starting XI

Ortega; Brunner, Nilsson, Pieper, Andrade; Prietl, Vasiliadis; Wimmer, Schopf, Okugawa; Serra

Match Prediction: Freiburg vs Arminia Bielefeld

Although the gap between these two sides is huge, it will be a tight affair. But, Freiburg will come out as the ultimate winners to close the gap between Dortmund. Freiburg (2) – (0) Arminia.

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