Preview - Bayern Munich vs Freiburg 03 November 18

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Match Day 10
Bayern Munich vs. Freiburg
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
22:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich: 
Last five matches form: D L L W W
Average goals per match: 1.89
Average goals against per match: 1.11
Top Scorer: Robert Lewandowski (5)

Last five matches form: W L D D W
Average goals per match: 1.44
Average goals against per match: 1.67
Top Scorer: Jérôme Gondorf, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt & Nils Petersen (2)

Defending champions Bayern Munich have been making heavy weather of things a little of late. So much so, that having led early they now find themselves two points adrift of table toppers, Borrussia Dortmund. They will be heavy favourites to keep up the pressure here though against an average looking Freiburg outfit.

This was all too easy for Bayern last season as they won this game 5-0 in addition to hitting four goals without reply in the reverse fixture in Freiburg.

Kingsley Coman, Thiago Alcántara and Corentin Tolisso are all injured for Bayern ahead of this one. They get off lightly on the injury front in comparison to Freiburg though. Florian Kath, Brandon Borello, Lukas Kübler, Amir Abrashi, Caleb Stnako, Florian Niederlechner and Jérôme Gondorf all look like being unavailable for the visitors.

Following an unusual four game winless run, Bayern appear to have sorted themselves out again now, having won their past four in all competitions - all away from home. They will be looking to continue that good run back in front of their own fans.

Freiburg will undoubtedly be up against it here having won only two of their past 24 Bundesliga away games. Having been well beaten at both Hoffenheim and Augsburg already this season and kept just the one clean sheet in their past 18 on the road it's tough to see them keeping one of the best attacking sides in the league contained.

Freiburg don't look the type of side who can sit back and aim to stifle Bayern. Coming out to attack seems likely to play into the hands of the hosts though and this looks like a comfortable home win.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4 - 0 Freiburg


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 1 - 1
Shots:  15 - 5
Shots on target: 4 - 1
Corner Kicks: 14 - 2
Possession: 72% - 28%

One booking apiece at the Allianz. Rafinha of Bayern and Alexander Scholow of Frieburg the men to have their names taken by referee Felix Zwayer.

All the stats were as we would have expected here as Bayern Munich were utterly dominant in general play, miles ahead in the possession and total shot count. Sometimes one shot on target - which was all Freiburg managed - is all you need and the visitors somehow escaped with a point in the end here.

This was attack versus defence for almost the entirety of the game as Freiburg defended better than usual to sit back and attempt to stifle the hosts. It was a strategy which looked as though it may well pay off as we headed into the closing stages, as Bayern had spurned the few decent chances which did come their way.

Then in the 80th minute Serge Gnabry received the ball on the right flank, drove inside and carried on into the area before finishing low into the bottom right corner to beat the keeper at his near post. Relief all round for the home manager, players and fans. It was however to be short lived.

Having shown little to nothing from an attacking point of view in the game, Freiburg conjured an equaliser in the 89th minute. An excellent cross by Christian Gunter from the left finding that sweet spot between the back four and keeper, and Lucas Holer arriving to supply the low finish. 1-1 final score.

Undoubtedly two dropped points for Bayern here who slip down to third. Freiburg move up to tenth with what must be viewed as something of a bonus point considering how this game went.

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