Bundesliga Match Previews: Match Week 26 (Part 1)

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Updated: March 19, 2014
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Freiburg vs. Werder Bremen

Match Date: 21 March 2014 (local)

Match Venue: MAGE SOLAR Stadion

(Featured image: Freiburg | Source: donaukurier.de)

 

Freiburg’s generally poor run in the German top-tier football has finally seen hope as they achieved a vibrant victory in their brawl against relegation with a 4-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. Julian Schuster opened the scoring for Breisgau-Brasilianer in the 34th minute and Karim Guede doubled the advantage after 54 minutes. Joselu halved the deficit for Frankfurt in the 59th minute but Felix Klaus recouped the two-goal lead in the 70th minute. Geude delivered the final goal three minutes into stoppage time. The success nearly sent Christian Streich’s men to safety after rising from the penultimate spot (17th) to the 16th.

 

Werder Bremen shared the spoils with Stuttgart in a 1-1 Bundesliga draw at the Weserstadion in a result that—despite only picking up one point―could make any Die Werderaner supporter proud. Georg Niedermeier gave Stuttgart the lead after five minutes into the hour before Aaron Hunt equalized for the home side late in the fixture. The meeting was an intense display of scoring chances that were effectively put at bay through the sides’ outstanding defensive skills. Bremen extended their unbeaten run to five matches to improve to 29 points and rank in the top dozen.

 

Football betting tip: After scoring a massive victory from their latest fight, Freiburg could continue demonstrating their “new-found” skills by dominating over Werder Bremen. Expect Streich’s men to fully escape the drop zone.

 

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Hannover vs. Borussia Dortmund

Match Date: 22 March 2014 (local)

Match Venue: AWD-Arena

 

After four weeks of winless results, Hannover 96 earned a much-needed victory as they thrashed Hertha BSC on a three-goal clean sheet. This helped them earn a spot higher than their last week’s standing which positions them now at number 11. Borussia Dortmund, in contrast, did nearly the opposite. They were unbeaten for three straight weeks (including a fixture in the Champions league) until M’Gladbach inflicted them their seventh defeat this season. They managed to remain in the top two, though.

 

The squads’ last five face-offs were largely one-sided, with the visitors winning over their hosts four times out of the aforesaid number. The remainder was not even a defeat, but a draw. In other words, Die Borussen are completely dominant over Die Roten.

 

Sports betting tip: Borussia Dortmund will redeem themselves and earn all the spoils from this tourney.