Union Berlin (@2.45) vs Freiburg (@2.62)
19-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Union Berlin will win

Union Berlin – Freiburg Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 09:30

Augsburgs start to the season couldnt have been better, with Florian Niederlechner taking just 31 seconds to putthem in front against last years runners-up,Borussia Dortmund. From there, however, it was a day to forget at Signal Iduna Park for Martin Schmidts men asthey slumped to a 5-1 defeat.Augsburg could be looking at another season down the bottom end of the table if that was anything to go off.

Their defence has at least been strengthened by new signings Tin Jedvaj on-loan fromBayer Leverkusen and former Arsenal man Stephan Lichtsteiner over the past few days the transfer window is still open in Germany. At the other end of the pitch, last seasons top scorer Alfred Finnbogason has resumed full training, and should at least be a part of the squad at the WWK Arena on Saturday.

Notably, both sides played tough opposition in the opening game, and both conceded a fair few goals in fact, Augsburg and Union Berlin sit in the bottom two due to goal difference so theres no doubt in our mind that these defences are susceptible. Hence, expecting promising attacks to get a goal each isnt too much of a reach.

As such, we feel theres reasonable value in backing Dortmund alongside both teams to score given their mistake-prone backline. With Favres men scoring goals for fun, however, we also think this could be a repeat of matchday 1 for the hosts in terms of goals conceded.Our prediction: 4-1 Dortmund. Union got the goalscoring duck off their back last weekend and will no doubt have that as a minimum target for this game.

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A lack of defensive stability was their main weakness last season in fact, they kept a clean sheet in just 29% of their matches overall so in combination with one of the most ruthless attacks in the Bundesliga we saw both teams to score become a very common occurrence in fact a bet on that landed in 68% of their games last season. However, one thing that we have to note is that Dortmund are still vulnerable at the back even with veteran Mats Hummels back at the club.

Our prediction: 1-1 draw. In terms of a result, Augsburg have never won their first Bundesliga home match of the season, and looking back to last season, theyre without a win in five (D1 L4). Union Berlin were a particularly stubborn side in their promotion-winning campaign too, losing just five games all season, so we also like the price on them to take something away from this game.

Coach Lucien Favre has stuck to the same starting XI that successfully saw off Uerdingen in the first round of the DFB Pokal and Bayern Munich in the 19/20 campaign openingSuper Cup match before that, with Jadon Sancho being a standout performer. Borussia Dortmund have made a huge statement early on in the new Bundesliga season, scoring more goals than any other side (8) across wins against Augsburg and Cologne.

The squad thrashed Augsburg by a 5-1 scoreline in their opener while their last clash on the road saw them clinch a 3-1 win over FC Koln. Their counterparts Borussia Dortmund have got off to a flying start in their new campaign and have been coming out on top by a two-goal margin or more for two games in a running now.

Thats why we have predicted a close game with a 1-1 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows. Lets see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for SC Freiburg v 1. Were of the opinion that 1. FC Kln, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds. FC Kln and SC Freiburg could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.