It’s the top-of-the-table clash this weekend in Bundesliga as third-placed Bayern Munich welcome second-placed Freiburg to Allianz Arena this Sunday.
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich)
They have a 100% unbeaten home league record against Freiburg (W19, D3).
The Bavarians have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight league games against Freiburg.
The visitors enjoy the longest currently active unbeaten run of Bundesliga games (W4, D3).
Only Union Berlin (6) have conceded fewer goals in the Bundesliga this season (8).
Bayern’s Leroy Sané already has nine competitive goals for the season and he’s had a hand in three goals in four appearances against Freiburg (G1, A2).
Head to head
Bayern have eleven wins in their last 15 meetings with Freiburg (D3, L1).
Latest performances in all competitions
Bayern Munich: W-D-W-W-L
Bayern Munich welcome high-flying Freiburg to the Allianz Arena as they look to bounce back from their draw with Borussia Dortmund last weekend.
Bayern come into this game in third place, four points below table toppers Union Berlin. The Bavarians have not had the best start to their title defence season and sit in third place with 16 points in the Bundesliga tables.
After going on a goal blitz in their first three matches, Julian Nagelsmann came under scrutiny amid a three-game winless run, including a 1-0 loss to Augsburg in game week seven. The Bundesliga giants have since then picked up three wins in their last four games with one draw.
Their last outing in the Bundesliga saw them relinquish a two-goal lead to Borussia Dortmund, with the tie ending in a 2-2 draw with goals from Youssoufa Moukoko and substitute Anthony Modeste cancelling out goals from Leroy Sane and Leon Goretzka for the Bavarians.
Julian Nagelsmann will now look to have his team bounce back from their draw to Dortmund, and take all three points from Freiburg to cut the gap from the leaders to one.
Bayern Munich face a stern test coming up against Christian Streich’s side who sit in second place two points ahead. The Bavarians therefore will be keen to secure a win at home and leapfrog the visitors into second place.
Possible Bayern Munich starting line-up
Sven Ulreich; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer; Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Sadio Mane.
Injured: Bouna Sarr, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernández, Jamal Musiala
Suspended: Kingsley Coman
Freiburg have seen their stock rise in recent seasons with eye-catching performances and results.
Breisgau-Brasilianer secured a sixth-place finish last season and have picked up right from where they left off, and sit in second place in the Bundesliga tables after nine rounds of football.
Christian Streich’s side have been exceptionally consistently unyielding to defeat this season, and have only tasted the sour taste of defeat once this season, picking up five wins, and three draws alongside, to put them within touching distance of the league leaders Union Berlin.
Freiburg are currently on an eleven-game unbeaten run and come into this game off the back of a 0-4 win over Nantes in the Europa League. However, their last match in the Bundesliga wasn’t so rewarding with Breisgau-Brasilianer being held to a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin.
Freiburg have posed little threat to Bayern Munich in the past, losing four out of the last five encounters with the Bavarians, with just one draw. However, their recent upturn in form will be a major source of confidence for Christian Streich and his boys when they travel to Munich, as they seek to strengthen their position in the
Possible Freiburg starting line-up
Mark Flekken; Kiliann Sildillia, Matthias Ginter, Philip Lienhart, Christian Gunter; Maximilian Eggestein, Nicolas Hofler; Woo-yeong Jeong, Vincenzo Grifo, Ritsu Doan; Michael Gregoritsch.
Injured: Roland Sallai, Kimberly Ezekwem, Manuel Gulde
Bayern Munich 2-1 Freiburg