The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a disappointing 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Wolfsburg on Saturday, while Frankfurt secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Schalke on the same day.
Freiburg will host Eintracht Frankfurt in a Bundesliga fixture at Europa-Park Stadion on Wednesday night. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a disappointing 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Wolfsburg on Saturday, while Frankfurt secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Schalke on the same day. The victory helped the visitors to move to 30 points from 16 matches, occupying third spot in the German top flight standings. Freiburg, meanwhile, are sitting two places behind the Eagles, with the same number of points, but separated by goal-difference.
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Freiburg, who went into the World Cup break, on the back of some stunning form, having recorded four wins from five league-games, resumed their campaign with a surprise loss to Wolfsburg. Christian Streich’s side conceded six times courtesy of Patrick Wimmers’ first-minute opener, Joan Wind’s first half brace, and second half strikes from Yannick Gerhardt, Riddle Baku and Luca Waldschmidt. The 57-year-old tactician will be hoping that it was a one-game slip up and his team will bounce back quickly. Meanwhile, Bresigau-Brasilianer are through to the last-16 of the Europa League and the DFP-Pokal.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, netted three times against bottom placed Schalke on the weekend. Kesper Lindstorm opened the scoring inside the opening 21 minutes before Santos Borr doubled the lead six minutes from time. And then, Aureillo Buta’s 91st-minute strike completed the drubbing and helped Frankfurt take all three points, and extend their unbeaten run to five competitive games across all competitions. As of now, both sides have a game in hand over the top two sides in the table, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, and the winner of Wednesday’s match will move to the second-spot, just three points behind the leaders Bayern. Therefore, it’s likely to be a high-voltage encounter in Freiburg.
Freiburg winger Grifo, who missed drubbing against wolfsburg due to illness is doubtful for the match against the Eagles, while Hungarian Rolland Sallai is ruled out because of a muscular issue. Gregoritsch is likely to lead the line, with Doan, Kyereh and Holer in support. As for Frankfurt, wing-back Eric Edimbe is sidelined with an ankle injury Rando Kolo Muani should keep his place up front, with Mario Gotze and Lindstorm in support.
Freiburg Probable line-up: Flekken, Kubler, Ginter, Lienhart, Gunter, Keitel, Höfler, Doan, Kyereh, Holer, Gregoritsch
Eintracht Frankfurt probable line-up: Trapp, Jakic, Smolcic, N’Dicka, Knauff, Rode, Sow, Lenz, Lindstorm, Gotze, Muani
|Hamburger SV||6-2 (W)|
|Young Boys||1-1 (D)|
|Lech Poznan||2-2 (D)|
|Lech Poznan||0-1 (W)|
|RB Leipzig||2-4 (W)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Freiburg beat Frankfurt||1-2|
|Frankfurt beat Freiburg||0-2|
|Frankfurt beat Freiburg||3-1|
|Freiburg draw Frankfurt||2-2|
|Frankfurt draw Freiburg||3-3|
The Bundesliga match between Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt will take place at Europa-Park Stadion on Thursday at 1:00 am IST.
|Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt||Key Details|
|Date||January 25 (Germany)|
|Kickoff time in Germany||8:30 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:00 am (Thursday)|
The live telecast of the Bundesliga matches in India is available on the Sony Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the match on Jio TV. Besides, the match between Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt can also be seen on WOW, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3 and SKY Go in Germany.