Bayern Munich come into this game against Freiburg at the Schwarzwald-Stadion on the back of a shock result at the weekend. Despite a goalless draw at home against 11th placed Hertha Berlin, Die Roten are still huge favourites for this trip to Baden-Wurttemberg.
Where and when: Schwarzwald-Stadion – 4 March, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Bayern cantered to a thumping 5-0 victory when the teams met at the Allianz Arena in mid-October.
Freiburg v Bayern Munich Predictions and Preview
The scoring touch they showed last time against Freiburg deserted Bayern on Saturday, with Jupp Heynckes’ side dropping points for the first time since the winter break. Freiburg meanwhile got a respectable draw at Hoffenheim despite going behind, which is another point towards safety.
Bayern’s failure to find the net last time out was even more surprising considering their 5-0 drubbing of Besiktas in the Champions League in the game before. Borussia Dortmund failed to at least close the gap a little bit to Der FCB though, drawing at home to Augsburg on Monday night.
The Bavarians still boast a 19-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, so there’s no doubting where the title is going. Freiburg meanwhile have just five points over 16th placed Mainz, who currently face a play-off to stay in the top tier of German football.
Few would predict Christian Streich’s side will be able to pull any further away from the drop zone in this one though, with Bayern the 1/3 favourites to take the points on Sunday. The league leaders should have Joshua Kimmich back from a calf injury, although in-form James Rodriguez is a doubt and could join Kingsley Coman and Manuel Neuer on the sidelines.
Florian Niederlechner misses out for the home team, who could also be without Bartosz Kapustka and Nicolas Hofler because of illness. Georg Niedermaier could be fit after a back injury, while Mike Frantz is in contention, but those two won’t make any difference to the 10/1 odds you can get on a Freiburg win. If you think the game will end in a second successive draw for both sides, that’s 5/1.
One to watch for Freiburg: Nil Petersen has 12 Bundesliga goals so far this term, pretty much half of Freiburg’s total of 25. He’s 10/1 to open the scoring, and the same price to bag the last goal of the game.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller recently became the fastest player to reach 200 Bundesliga wins, and Bayern are unbeaten in their last 61 games when the forward has scored. He’s 21/5 to break the deadlock.
Long shot: Before their game last weekend Bayern put five past Besiktas, and did the same against Freiburg earlier this season. The Bavarians are 28/1 to win 5-0 on Sunday, with the odds increasing to 70/1 with Muller as the first scorer.