Freiburg vs FC Ingolstadt Prediction, Preview, Lineups, H2H & Betting Tips
All round 33 games of the German Bundesliga will take place on Saturday afternoon, 13 May 2017, as one of them meets SC Freiburg and FC Ingolstadt. The match involves two sides that were initially expected to fight for their Bundesliga status, but Freiburg enjoys to a completely different reality after 32 games. On other hand guests from Bavaria are in very huge danger to return in the 2. Bundesliga after two years in the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga: SC Freiburg vs FC Ingolstadt 13.05.2017
Newly-promoted SC Freiburg has open a decent chance of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Europa League after a 2-0 win over Schalke last weekend. They have a second straight home game here and have won their last three at the “Schwarzwald-Stadion”. Freiburg’s last home match in the 2016-17 Bundesliga season can be crucial for an eventual Europa League promotion, especially when we bear in mind their last opponents are champions Bayern and game will be in Munich.
These good results are placing Freiburg on the fifth position and respectively on a point over Hertha BSC, two above Köln and Werder Bremen, who are rest of the pretenders for European football in season 2017-18.
FC Ingolstadt are four points below Hamburger SV, who on their turn are once again occupying the relegation play-off spot. This apparently means “Die Schanzer” must win the game in order to retain any chance of staying up in top-tier of German football. They showed greater defensive stability in back-to-back draws against RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen, but cannot afford to sacrifice their attacking mentality here. Otherwise Ingolstadt’s Bundesliga destiny and relegation can be certain on Saturday afternoon, mostly if HSV beats Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.
Match Preview: Team News, Squads and Missing Players
Best news for Freiburg is related with name of Italian winger and top-rated player Vincenzo Grifo. He has recovered from a knee injury and could return to the starting XI to feature on his regular position.
In the meantime Christian Streich follows condition of centre-back Caglar Süyüncü and central midfielder Mike Frantz, who are both doubts. They can be eventually replaced by Manuel Gulde and Amir Abrashi, whilst Spanish defender Marc Torrejón surely misses out another round.
Ingolstadt has Roger back from suspension and experienced Brazilian could either replace Romain Brégerie in the back-three or get a chance in midfield. Another player back in contention after a one-match ban is Alfredo Morales, who has been sent-off during a goalless draw vs RB Leipzig two weeks ago. Thus manager Maik Walpurgis has several options in central areas and he can easily rotate the squad if necessarily.
Moritz Hartmann is the only one who remains sidelined for guests Ingolstadt, however that’s not something new.
SC Freiburg vs FC Ingolstadt Betting Prediction
Freiburg relies on fact that its opposition must look for the whole set of points and that’s absolutely in their favour. Ingolstadt must not only win the game here, but to hope HSV will lose, or at least will not win a game in remaining two Bundesliga rounds.
We believe that Freiburg have all arguments to stay calm on the field and chase the three-points with less pressure over them. Their excellent counter-attacking skills can be extremely useful.
Currently suggested betting odds are good enough and we place a stake on the home team – Freiburg to win vs Ingolstadt (1X2 Betting).
Venue: “Schwarzwald-Stadion”, Freiburg im Breisgau.
Referee: Bastian Dankert.
Possible Lineups of SC Freiburg and FC Ingolstadt
SC Freiburg: Alexander Schwolow – Christian Günter, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Manuel Gulde, Aleksandar Ignjovski – Vincenzo Grifo, Amir Abrashi, Nicolas Höfler, Janik Haberer – Maximilian Philipp – Florian Niederlechner. (4-4-1-1)
FC Ingolstadt 04: Martin Hansen – Marvin Matip, Marcel Tisserand, Romain Brégerie – Florent Hadergjonaj, Almog Cohen, Roger, Markus Suttner – Sonny Kittel, Pascal Groß – Darío Lezcano. (3-4-2-1)