Bundesliga Friday Preview: Frankfurt Host Freiburg

Freiburg's Goal Machine Cisse Could Be The Difference Against Frankfurt.

The Bundesliga kicks off this weekend with a big mid-table tie featuring Frankfurt and Freiburg. Frankfurt picked up an unlikely three points last weekend with a 4-0 away win at Borussia Monchengladbach, and will certainly be looking to continue that rich vein of form. Freiburg, on the other hand, have also been on good form and have picked up six points from their first three matches, with an away win at Nurnberg and a home win at Stuttgart being their two victories. They have been impressive, and despite Frankfurt’s 4-0 win to Gladbach, I think Freiburg will impress once more and come away with a result here.

Frankfurt head coach Michael Skibbe is likely to pack the midfield and attack down the flanks, with Theofanis Gekas being the focal point of the attack. Here’s a probable lineup:

Nikolov – Jung, Franz, Russ, Tzavellas – Schwegler, Meier – Ochs, Altintop, Kohler – Gekas

Frankfurt will have to do without Zlatan Bajramovic, Ioannis Amanatidis, Aleksandar Vasoski and of course Sebastian Rode for this match. Losing Bajramovic in particular could make this match a very difficult one for Skibbe’s men.

Freiburg will field a very competitive lineup, featuring top scorer Papiss Demba Cisse in attack, who could really make the difference in this match. Here’s a probable lineup:

Baumann – Mujdza, Barth, Butscher, Bastians – Putsilo, Makiadi, Schuster – Rosenthal, Abdessadki – Cisse

I’m going to predict a 2-1 win for Freiburg here. I just can’t see Frankfurt picking up where they left off against Gladbach, but I do see Freiburg continuing to grind results out.

3 thoughts on “Bundesliga Friday Preview: Frankfurt Host Freiburg”

  1. Dylan, any chance you saw the Dortmund game last night?

    What a game! The best CL&EL match this week. The second half of PSV and Sampadoria was also very good.

    Dortmund is a serious title contender this year with tougher defense perhaps.

    1. Yep, I’m going to do a Europa League roundup later today.

      I really like this Dortmund side, and I think Nuri Sahin really is growing into the top midfielder we all know he can be.

  2. Anyone know what happened to ESPN Deportes showing Bundesliga matches here in the US? Last season they showed 2-3 each weekend. I’m not sure if they showed a couple at the start of this season then stopped, or stopped altogether before the season started. Regardless, they’re gone.

    Obviously I can watch online, but I’m not always home. I also have Canadian TV, where GolTV shows 2-3/week (DISH Network doesn’t carry GolTV,) so I’m not starving, so to speak. And I should get off my ass & buy the German channels from DISH, but in the meantime…

    So, to make a short story long, anyone know what happened? I can’t find any info online.

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