Preview - Stuttgart vs Freiburg 30 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 30, 2017, 07:22 AM

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Stuttgart vs Freiburg

Their last Bundesliga meeting ended in a 2-2 draw in April 2015, but before that Stuttgart enjoyed three wins in a row. Furthermore, they are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures against Freiburg.

This fixture also brings together Stuttgart, who are unbeaten at home, and Freiburg, who are still winless on their travels.

Freiburg have conceded a league-high 13 goals away from home, five of which came at Bayern Munich.

Stuttgart's current unbeaten home record is at ten matches, the best run since their title-championship season of 2006/07.

Holger Badstuber is likely to miss this fixture for Stuttgart after suffering a thigh injury in the 3-1 win over Kaiserslautern in the German Cup on Wednesday.

Freiburg also have a defensive woe, where Real Madrid loanee Philipp Lienhart is out until December.


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Match Stats:

  • Stuttgart 3-0 Freiburg
  • Shots: 12-3
  • Possession: 67%-33%
  • Corner kicks: 6-0


VfB Stuttgart downed ten-man Baden-W├╝rttemberg rivals Freiburg to remain unbeaten at their Mercedes-Benz Arena in Germany's top-flight this season, Daniel Ginczek, Benjamin Pavard and Simon Terodde with the goals for Hannes Wolf's promoted side.

Freiburg's hopes of earning a first Bundesliga away win of the season were dealt a significant blow after just 13 minutes of this, the first contest between these teams since 2014/15. After referring to Video Assist, referee Tobias Stieler sent Caglar Soyuncu off after the Turkey international's deliberate handball impeded Ginczek's route through on goal. Stuttgart dominated thereafter and hit the front when Ginczek nodded in Berkay Ozcan's centre. It got even better for the hosts in first-half stoppage time, Pavard's cleverly flicked header finding its way past goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow for 2-0.

Visiting coach Christian Streich introduced Ryan Kent and Florian Kath after the break and the latter soon volleyed wide in what was his team's first shot of the game. Kent was subsequently presented with a fine opportunity to reduce the arrears, but the Liverpool loanee failed to find the target when played through by team-mate Janik Haberer. Those misses would prove costly, with Stuttgart wrapping up victory after Simon Terodde controlled Santiago Ascacibar's deflected shot before applying the finish.

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