16 May 2020 live
RB Leipzig – SC Freiburg – Match Preview, Kick-Off Time and Match Prediction
After the country-wide lock-down and suspension of the German league due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the Bundesliga will see its returns this weekend on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.
Leipzig will take on SC Freiburg for their 26th league appearance of the season. Die Roten Bullen are 3rd on the table with 50 points and are yet to be beaten in their last six Bundesliga matches; DDWWDD. Leipzig has 14W, 8D, and 3L so far this season. They have scored 62 times and conceded 26 goals. Julian Nagelsmann will likely field his favorite 3-5-2 formation with striker, Timo Werner who has been in remarkable form in attack. He would be looking to add to his impressive 21 goals tally scored along with 5 assists to his name this season.
Meanwhile, SC Freiburg – also playing in their 26th league game of the season has been in inconsistent form; LWDLLW. They are 8th on the league table with 36 points after scoring 34 times and conceding 35 goals. So far, they have 10W, 6D and 9L after 25 league matches. Christian Streich will likely adopt his preferred 3-4-1-2 which he enjoys using on the road. 31-year-old German forward, Nils Peterson who has scored 8 goals this season will be a source of inspiration for his team on Saturday when they take on one of the best teams in Bundesliga this season.
The first leg of this fixture saw SC Freiburg win 2-1 at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. Goals from Holfer and Peterson put them ahead before Klostermann scored RB Leipzig’s only goal which turned out to be a consolation goal.
Leipzig have lost only once at home this season even after taking on technically superior opponents. However, Freiburg have already shown all who care to see that they can hold their own against the better sides in the league this season. But considering their poor away record a trip to the Red Bull Arena might just prove to be one challenge too many.
Both teams are well rested thanks to the long period of the temporary suspension of the league, so minor injuries and fatigue will be of very little concerns.
A 3-1 victory for RB Leipzig at the end of this encounter is predicted.
Date: Saturday, 16th May, 2020.
Kick-Off Time: 13:30 GMT.
Venue: Red Bull Arena.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 13:30.
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