Bundesliga – Match-day 13: SC Freiburg v FC Köln

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Sunday Bundesliga action from Europa-Park-Stadion, as Freiburg take on Cologne.

Freiburg will travel to Cologne, hoping to take points from their higher ranked opponents.

This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen SC Freiburg achieve 24 points

Freiburg suffered an away loss to Schalke in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, Freiburg keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 12 fixtures is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. Now they have 7 matches won, 2 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 24 points having won seven meetings, drawn three games, and lost two matches.

Freiburg have won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game of their five League matches at home this season.

Victory for SC Freiburg would take their points tally to 27 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 18 goals (16 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Vincenzo Grifo (6), Michael Gregoritsch (4), and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (2). Freiburg have conceded 13 goals.

Freiburg’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

FC Köln arrive at this match, having secured 17 points so far this season

When Cologne last turned out in the Bundesliga, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Hoffenheim at Rheinenergiestadion. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, a draw statistic of one in one game is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Steffen Baumgart’s men wishes for ultimately. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 17 points for a total of 4 wins, 3 losses and 5 draws having won four games, drawn five matches, and lost three meetings.

Cologne now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won one game, drawn three fixtures, and lost two fixtures matches on the road.

Winning this fixture will see FC Köln on 20 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Cologne will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (20). Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Kainz (5), Steffen Tigges (3), and Benno Erik Schmitz (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Cologne so far, having conceded 23 goals in their last games so far.

Going into Sunday’s game, Steffen Baumgart without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

SC Freiburg v FC Köln – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels both clubs have previously played each other 39 times with the result being 18 victories and seven draws for Freiburg. Further, Cologne have won five out of eight matches when visiting Freiburg. The last time they played each other in this competition SC Freiburg delivered a 1-0 home win.

Other players of note for Freiburg are Vincenzo Grifo and Michael Gregoritsch with six goals each and for Cologne are Florian Kainz and Steffen Tigges with five goals each.