The DFB Pokal finals between Freiburg and RB Leipzig closes the football season in Germany. These two sides will fight for their first major trophy even, which guarantees a spectacle at the famous Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The team from Leipzig is the favorite, but that doesn’t have to mean anything in these sorts of games. One mistake, a bad judgment, slip, fall, anything can decide the winner.
BetXchange is here to deliver a short but precise analysis of this event. WE will include the preview, odds, and the pick for Saturday’s matchup.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig Preview
The Zebras missed a superb chance to earn the fourth spot in the Bundesliga and a place in the UEFA Champions League next season. They were ahead of all the rivals, but suffered a collapse in the closing two rounds, losing twice. The first defeat was at home to Union Berlin, 1-4, and the second on the road in Leverkusen, to Bayern, 2-1. It is quite inexplicable how this unit managed to blow everything away in the final 180 minutes.
Freiburg plays attractive football, with lots of goals. However, it seems that they aren’t responding quite well when it comes to the games with the pressure and significance. Five of their previous games were all with both teams scoring and with three goals at least.
They like to be open and aggressive, regardless of the venue. Freiburg’s approach is completely the same at home and on the road. They have nothing to hide but attack from the first moment, imposing a high tempo with pressure all over the place.
The Bulls have pretty much the same philosophy of play, but they are tactically better endowed. We’ve seen that on numerous occasions in the past, particularly away from Leipzig, where they know to lay back and wait for the rivals to get out and leave the back line exposed.
Still, since losing in the UEFA Europa League semis, this team’s form did drop a little bit. Overall, they have just two victories in the last six games, with three defeats and one game without winners. For a long time, the Bulls have kept their form and the highest possible level, with long defeatless streaks and excellent results.
As for the efficiency in RB’s recent meetings, it is the same as with Freiburg. Three of the last four events ended with hits on both ends and with three or more goals.
Freiburg VS RB Leipzig Head to Head
Both events this season saw no winners. The first in Freiburg ended 1-1, with the Bulls taking the lead and the hosts responding later. The result and the flow of the game were the same in the rematch. The guests (Freiburg) drew the first blood, but Leipzig equalized in the 90th minute.
Freiburg VS RB Leipzig Odds
The Zebras are underdogs here, with the odds on their win at 1.58. A draw is 1.50, while RB’s victory sits at 1.05 right now.
Freiburg VS RB Leipzig Prediction and Pick
As said, Freiburg doesn’t know to keep it calm on the field, nor to wait for the rivals’ errors. They will come out strong and try to impose their style of play, meaning that the Zebras will attack from the start. RB, on the other hand, perfectly adjusts to these situations and the majority of their success this year came on counterattacks, which is why we pick the nominal guests in this clash to win. The odds are solid, and apparently, we have a solid value here.
Pick: RB Wins 1.05 at BetXchange