Bundesliga Match Preview: SC Freiburg vs. Schalke

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Updated: April 28, 2014
FC Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg

Match Date: 03 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: MAGE SOLAR Stadion

 

Quite surprisingly, Schalke’s qualification for the Champions League next season remains uncertain. The defeat in its last 2 consecutive matches opened opportunities for their closest rival, Bayer Leverkusen in stealing the spotlight from them. Although pegged as the heavy online betting favorite against SC Freiburg, the Royal Blues cannot afford to slip or it might lose everything it has worked hard for.

 

A stunner from VfB Stuttgart and a narrow defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach prevented the Royal Blues from extending their lead. Indeed, it was very disappointing as Bayer has managed to cut its opponent’s lead without exerting too much effort.  Currently, Schalke thrives on a highly manageable 3-point advantage. Should they slip while Bayer continues to win, there is a high possibility for the latter to outrank them.

 

On the other hand, Schalke’s unexpected downfalls sound music to Freiburg’s ears. The club can readily exploit the situation and turn the odds into their favor. They are playing at their own ground and they have all the permission to use their home court advantage.

 

Freiburg has emerged as the victorious club during its last 4 matches at MAGE SOLAR Stadion. Four (4) of these matches saw them snatched wins and score an average of 2 goals per match.

 

Prediction: Schalke

 

Schalke is still, the match’s online betting favorite. But due to its consecutive defeats, there is the possibility that SC Freiburg can force a draw, or worse secure the match’s upper hand.

 

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