SC Freiburg vs. Bayern Munchen / Bundesliga – This is the first Bundesliga's match in this calendar year, which means the continuation of the football season in Germany, but this is actually the last round of the first part of the championship, which was not played until the winter break. Freiburg can be very satisfied with what they have done so far, because they are in excellent eighth place with ten points more than the relegation zone. Bayern is a leader, but they do not exactly have a big advantage, and they only in the final round of the last calendar year, after a victory over Leipzig moved away from this team. With six consecutive wins, Bayern went on winter break and achieved some victories in friendly matches, while Freiburg played four matches without defeat, but they played poorly in friendly matches. Last season Freiburg defeated Bayern at home with 2-1 and the Bavarians are here without a win since 2013. Begins: 20.01.2017. – 20:30 CET
Freiburg was consistently good in the first part of the season and they were always there somewhere in the middle of the table, but so far they have seven victories and seven defeats and two draws, both at home and this was all before the break. They are part of a series of four rounds in which Freiburg has not lost, and they made one triumph at home and away, and the mentioned two draws. Before that, they lost three matches in a row and it was their worst part of the season from which they obviously came out stronger and therefore are now in the top of the table. During the winter break, they did not bring reinforcements and their team was not weakened, because they only a less important football players have left the team.
Both draws were played against very strong rivals, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, and both times they had the lead, but the matches ended with 1-1. They mastered Darmstadt minimally at home and then for the end Ingolstadt away with 2-1. Coach Streich performed with almost the same composition in the last time, and an absolute hero was striker Niederlechner, which is in great scoring form. They can be a little worried that they lost in a friendly match against Club Bruuge with 3-1.
Probable lineups SC Freiburg: Schwolow – P.Stenzel, Soyuncu, Gulde, C.Gunter – Hofler – Frantz, Haberer, Philipp, Grifo – Niederlechner
Overall Bayern has achieved all their goals in the first part of the season, but if we analyse everything in details, there were some moments of crisis and bad periods. They are first on the table and it is of course expected, but it was not expected that they would achieve three points more over their first companion only in the last round before the break. Their companion was unexpectedly Leipzig, however, it can be said that Bayern taught them a lesson and they won with 3-0. It could have been convincing, because after half an hour, they remained with one player more on the field, but they can still be satisfied.
In the Champions League, they expectedly won placement in the next round, but they were second in the group and it is a little blunder, which brought them Arsenal as their opponent. They are routinely passing in the Cup and they also reached the knockout stage without problems. They were defeated in the championship only in Dortmund, but they also had some unresolved results, two of which were even at home. Coach Ancelotti was constantly changing lineups which is not surprising considering how many good players he has at his disposal. There were a lot of injuries and center-back Boateng and midfielder Alcantara are on that list now. Meanwhile, they have sent send center-back Badstuber on a loan, while Green also left the team.
Probable lineups Bayern Munchen: Neuer – Lahm, J.Martinez, Hummels, Alaba – Vidal, Xabi Alonso – Ribery, T.Muller, D.Costa – Lewandowski
SC Freiburg vs. Bayern Munchen PICK
Freiburg is very unpleasant at home this season, but they were very good in the past season against Bayern. They do not have any particular pressure in this duel and we expect them to oppose the Bavarians again, which of course have the imperative of victory, but they could also receive some goals.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 2.00 at bet365 (down to 1.90 can be played)