Bundesliga – Season Continues – Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg on Match-day 5
With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, third placed Freiburg remain in contention as they travel to thirteenth placed Bayer.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain three points, going into this game
Bayer have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Gerardo Seoane will be keen to turn around in this fixture.
Also, Bayer have now lost three of their last four meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Gerardo Seoane. With three points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws having won one game and lost three games.
Playing at home, Bayer have lost two games.
A win in this fixture would take Bayer Leverkusen’s points to 6 in the League.
Bayer’s squad will likely be depleted of six of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.
SC Freiburg have so far accrued nine points in this season of the Bundesliga
Freiburg come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Bochum 1-0 at Europa-Park-Stadion.
Also, Freiburg keep finding the winning formula this season, that’s two in a row now and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With nine points (3W, 1L and 0D), they are established in third position in the League having won three meetings and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Freiburg have won two matches.
Winning this fixture will see SC Freiburg on 12 points.
Good atacking and defensive team
Freiburg’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding three goals in their previous fixtures. Freiburg have a good scoring record this season, with seven netted so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Vincenzo Grifo (3), Michael Gregoritsch (2), and Matthias Ginter (1).
It is likely that five key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Christian Streich and his Freiburg team.
Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels this is an encounter that has often resulted in a local win. Bayer have the lion’s share of victories with 21 wins and 14 draws. Further, the last six games against Freiburg have resulted in four wins for Bayer. Their most recent encounter in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for Bayer Leverkusen.
For Bayer, Jeremie Frimpong scoredtwo goals in four League matches this campaign, while Vincenzo Grifo is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in four League games this season for Freiburg.