We are zooming in on Freiburg and RB Leipzig, as the duo face each other at Olympiastadion this coming Saturday in what surely will be an exciting DFB-Pokal final. This is the first time Freiburg squares up against RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal, but they naturally played each other twice during the course of this season in the 1. Bundesliga. Nothing separated the pair as they drew both 1-1, which was the score in three of their previous five meetings.
This is the second season in a row and the third time in four seasons that RB Leipzig qualified for the final in Berlin. So far, a title has eluded them and they'll be hoping for third time lucky in pursuit of their first club trophy. This is the first time ever Freiburg reached the final and enter the match as outsiders.
Freiburg show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches, as they scored two goals on average per match. That makes a total of 20 goals, whilst they allowed 14 goals against, for an average of 1.4 per outing. They pulled off two clean sheets.
RB Leipzig show off splendid stats in their last ten matches, where they hit the target 2.5 times on average per game. They scored 25 goals and conceded six, an average of 0.6 a game. They held on for a clean sheet in seven of these.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig Preview
Freiburg have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 4-3 victory against Hoffenheim. Unable to follow that up, they went down 4-1 against Union Berlin, before handing over all three points in a 2-1 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen. Freiburg managed to win three of their past six matches in the DFB-Pokal inside regular time. In the remaining three, they drew twice and won after extra-time and lost once. They scored 12 and conceded six goals.
RB Leipzig Form
RB Leipzig claimed four points from a possible nine in their last three matches across all tournaments, which opened with a defeat 3-1 against Rangers. A 4-0 win followed against Augsburg, before drawing 1-1 with Arminia Bielefeld. RB Leipzig won all five of their previous DFB-Pokal matches this season inside regular time. Whereas Freiburg conceded in their four matches leading up to this final, RB Leipzig only conceded once this season in the cup so far.
Freiburg and RB Leipzig are firing on all cylinders, when it comes to goals currently, and we could be in for a very entertaining match on Saturday.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig Stats
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig Team News
At the time of writing, RB Leipzig just have two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match this coming Saturday.
RB Leipzig need to do without Sidney Raebiger and Marcel Halstenberg, who are not fit enough to travel to Olympiastadion.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig H2H
This is the first time Freiburg squares up against RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal. A whole new experience for both, as they have never previously been drawn to play each other in this tournament. Freiburg won none of their last five meetings against RB Leipzig for at total record of 0-3-2 in favour of the East Germans. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
There are a few players in each team who currently draws attention to their name in the goal-scoring department. For the visitors, Christopher Nkunku has been hitting the net regularly and now has three goals in his last six games. Should he find himself in the starting line-up on Saturday, it is because RB Leipzig bank on him to build on these numbers against Freiburg. The latter relies on Vincenzo Grifo, who found the target four times in six games.
Freiburg won five of their previous 10 matches leading up to the final, with two draw and three defeats as well. RB Leipzig claimed six wins from their last 10 games across all tournaments, as they also drew once and lost three of these matches.
In their previous ten matches across all tournaments Freiburg saw over 2.5 goals scored eight times, and they scored 1.9 goals on average during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.7 times in those matches.