Both sides were engaged in entertaining encounters last round, games in which a total of 10 goals were scored.
Stuttgart lost on home ground against Dortmund (3-2) after leading 2-1 at half time. Dortmund were already thinking at the midweek Champions League game away at Madrid, so regardless what everyone may think they didn’t push that hard, trying to preserve energy.
The game was heavily dominated by Borussia, with Stuttgart creating only a few chances and desperately defending the penalty box. The winning goal came in the in the final minutes so Stuttgart’s morale is surely affected.
Everything is going in the wrong direction for Stuttgart, they are threatened by relegation woes which makes them have a risky approach, the offensive phase lacks creativity despite reputed players being involved (Ibisevic, Cacau) and the defense is the third leakiest in Bundesliga. On top of that they will miss central defender Niedermeier because of suspension.
Freiburg also took part in a 5 goals thriller last round. The major difference is that they won 3-2 after being down 2-1 at half time. Confidence is running high at Freiburg after they won 10 points in the last 4 rounds. They are comfortably sitting 5 points above the relegation zone, a position that allows them to be more relaxed and wait for opponents’ mistakes.
In spite Stuttgart holding more individual value, guests have more chances of taking at least 1 point. Freiburg are in-form, more confident and inventive. Freiburg or draw at 1.93 from Ladbrokes is one of the most valuable bets in Budnesliga this week.
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