Date: on the 25th of September, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 19:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Germany – Bundesliga – round 5.
The team of Christian Streich (who is working as a head coach of the team since 2012) has only one goal in the current season – to keep a registration in elite of German football. The club has no outstanding financial potential, trying to work at the transfer market in plus. At the beginning of the current season Freiburg seems to be good and in two last rounds has managed to gain 4 points, having taken the 12th line in Bundesliga standings. It is interesting that Freiburg plays according to the classical tactical scheme 4-4-2 which is seldom applied in modern football now.
Not many believe that Freiburg will improve its results as according to the squad the team looks poorly. Leaders of team are such football players as N. Petersen, Franz, Günter, Alexander Schwolow and Koch. Also we will mention the freshers of Freiburg who have been signed this summer – Flekken, Lienhart, Heintz, Gondorf, Sallai, Borrello and Waldschmidt.
Last season Schalke has made the quick break, having taken the place in the prize-winning trio, thereby having won the right to participate in the Champions League. The team was included into a new season with serious squad changes and Schalke under the leadership of Domenico Tedesco has begun the championship terribly. The team takes the last place in standings, having gathered zero point (4 matches and 4 defeats). Schalke is very weak in respect of the attack (only 2 scored goals), and defense line of the team works extremely unreliably (8 missed goals).
In summer Schalke has parted with a number of noticeable football players – Koke, Goretzka, Höwedes, Kehra and M. Mayer. Instead of them the club has signed Uta, Skrzybski, Serdar, Mascarell , Mendyl, Sané, Rudy and Baba has been loaned from Chelsea. The team’s line-up is great and there is obviously not enough interaction between football players because of that we also see problems of Schalke with achievement of the results.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Freiburg vs. Schalke
Despite the pale game of Schalke, bookmakers prefer the guests and the victory of the team of Tedesco is estimated for 2.29. Success of Freiburg is estimated by bookmakers in coefficient 3.66, and a draw result of the match – 3.30. The total betting is quoted by bookmakers as follows: total over 2.5 for 2.12, total under 2.5 for 1.84.
Freiburg is not the most convenient opponent for Schalke if to look at a match from the statistical point of view. Plus, Freiburg has a serious advantage of the home field. From the point of view of betting, we are interested in other statistics according to which in head-to-heads of these teams very seldom more than two goals are scored and this leads to classical total under.
Freiburg (Asian Handicap +0.5) – odds 1.71 Asianodds