RB Leipzig – SC Freiburg
The matches at European level are barely over before the next Bundesliga matchday appears on the horizon. The league enters its eleventh round at the weekend and has a real treat in store at the end. On Sunday evening, two teams that won against Serbian teams in Europe during the week will meet in Saxony. Find out who is the favorite going into the game in our Leipzig – Freiburg betting tip.
This exact duel took place almost exactly one year ago. At that time, RasenBallsport only finished sixth in the league, while the Breisgauers greeted them from second place. This season, Leipzig are in a similar position in the table, while SCF are only in eighth place.
In the Champions League, meanwhile, Leipzig booked their place in the last 16 on Tuesday with a 2-1 win at Red Star Belgrade. SCF also secured their place in Europe for the winter with a commanding 5:0 win over Backa Topola
Leipzig – Freiburg Info:
- Date & Time: 12.11.2023, 19:30 hrs.
- Playing venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
- Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 11
- TV broadcast: DAZN
Leipzig Form & Balance Check
Leipzig’s start to the season was actually very promising after the opening defeat to Leverkusen. The Saxons even climbed to third place after four wins in a row. Two draws against Bayern and Bochum were followed by two convincing wins against Darmstadt and Cologne.
However, RB then suffered another disappointing defeat in Mainz the previous week. The hitherto winless “Nullfünfer” secured a 2:0 victory against the Champions League participants. In the top flight, however, Leipzig secured their place in the round of 16 with a win over Belgrade during the week
Blaswich in the DFB goal
Janis Blaswich was under contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach for a long time, but never made it into the Bundesliga squad. The keeper then celebrated his breakthrough during his extremely strong loan spell at Hansa Rostock in the 3rd division. Thanks to his impressive performances, the now 32-year-old secured a move to RB Leipzig via Heracles Almelo in 2022.
There, the goalkeeper was initially Péter Gulácsi’s backup and took his chance after the Hungarian’s injury. So far this season, the keeper has played every Bundesliga match and kept a clean sheet in half of all games. These performances have also impressed national coach Julian Nagelsmann, who has called up the RB goalkeeper for the national team for the first time
Leipzig facts & analysis
- Lost 0:2 in Mainz the previous week
- Fourth-best offense in the league
- Fifth in the Bundesliga
Freiburg Form & Balance Check
In the previous season, SC Freiburg finished fifth in the league for the second time in a row. This season, however, the team is in eighth place and has not yet regained its position from the previous season. Nevertheless, Freiburg are in the top half of the table. Last week, SCF secured a late draw.
At home in the Europa-Park Stadium, Freiburg came back from 3-1 down against Gladbach to equalize 3-3 in stoppage time. In the Europa League during the week, the Breisgau side hosted the Serbs from FK TSC Backa Topola. In this match, SCF won confidently with 5:0 and now has one foot in the knockout phase of the Europa League
Atubolu increasingly confident
While Leipzig goalkeeper Janis Blaswich has been called up to the senior national team for the first time, Freiburg’s goalkeeper will once again be in goal for the U21 national team next week. Last season, Noah Atubolu was still playing for Freiburg’s second team in the 3rd division.
However, at the start of the season, in his first Bundesliga appearances, the 21-year-old still seemed a little nervous. In one or two situations, the young goalkeeper still seemed a little hesitant. In the game against Backa Topola in the Europa League, however, Atubolu was a reliable back-up and saved the Breisgau team from conceding a goal.
Freiburg facts & analysis
- In 8th place in the Bundesliga
- First away win in the Bundesliga
- Played 3:3 against Gladbach the previous week
Predicted line-up – last update on November 11, 2023
At RB Leipzig we expect the usual 4-2-2-2, with attacking wingers and two up front. Coach Marco Rose will still be without Orbán and Olmo. New international Janis Blaswich will be back in goal.
At SC Freiburg, on the other hand, we expect to see the 3-4-3 again, with Noah Weißhaupt increasingly coming to the fore on the left wing in recent matches. Merlin Röhl has also impressed on the right side of the attacking trio
Leipzig – Freiburg head-to-head comparison & stats
These two teams have met 14 times in the Bundesliga so far. RB Leipzig have emerged victorious in eight of these matches, while SC Freiburg have only won three times. However, the most memorable meeting between the two teams took place in the 2022 DFB Cup final, which was only decided in Leipzig’s favor on penalties. Last season, RB also came out on top in all three encounters with SC Freiburg
- Freiburg have never won in Leipzig
- RB Leipzig win 46% of halves, SC Freiburg win 37%
- Freiburg’s last win against Leipzig was on 26/10/2019