09 September 2021, 14:34 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The German Bundesliga fixture, SC Freiburg vs. FC Köln, kicks off at 14:30 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at the Dreisamstadion.
Preview SC Freiburg Bundesliga, Sep 11, 2021
Preview SC Freiburg kept their unbeaten run intact with a 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart in a five-goal thriller at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Matchday 3. Woo-Yeong Jeong (3’) guided a well-cushioned header into the back of the net after getting on the end of an inch-perfect cross from Christian Guenter to hand Freiburg an early lead. Six minutes later, Woo-Yeong Jeong (9') returned for the brace to give Freiburg a comfortable two-goal lead. Two minutes before the half-hour mark, Lucas Hoeler (28’) sent Stuttgart's goalkeeper diving the wrong way with a towering header. But the three-goal lead wouldn’t deter Stuttgart from fighting back. A forceful run from the Greek centre-back, - on loan from Arsenal, Konstantinos Mavropanos (45’) cut Freiburg's lead down to two before another goal by Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (45’+2) reduced it to one. 3-2! It finished. The narrow victory keeps Freiburg in 4th place on the Bundesliga table with 7 points after 2W, 1D, & 0L, - in a form that reads: DWW. Christian Streich could select a conventional 4—4—2 formation for the game against Köln with the attacking duo consisting of Höler and Jeong Woo-Yeong. SC Freiburg will welcome back as many as 12 players from international duty ahead of this Matchday 4 fixture.
Preview 1. FC Köln Bundesliga, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Following their 2-1 victory over VfL Bochum on Matchday 3, the Billy Goats return to Bundesliga action on Saturday with the aim of picking up three points. In a game plagued by late goals, FC Köln’s Louis Schaub (82’) was the first to hit the back of the net before Tim Lemperle (90’+1) doubled the lead for the Goats. But a goal from Bochum’s Simon Zoller (90'+4) deep into stoppage time would deny Koln the clean sheet. So far, FC Köln has been successful in the German Bundesliga this season. The club sits in 6th place on the table after picking up 6 points from 2W, 0D, & 1L (WLW). A victory over SC Freiburg could see them jump into the top-four depending on favorable results from other Matchday 4 fixtures. The Billy Goats have been brilliant in front of goal in the last three Bundesliga games, scoring 7 times in total this season, - an average of 2 goals per game. Manager Steffan Baumgart could select a 4—4—2 formation with the duo of Anthony Modeste and Andersson in attack against Freiburg. The French forward, Anthony Modeste has bagged 2 goals in 3 appearances for the club in the Bundesliga this season. On Saturday, FC Koln could be without left-back Jannes Horn, who is sidelined with a hip injury.