Freiburg managed to take a point last time out on the road to Werder, as both sides lacked more concentration in the front to make this clash a bit more interesting.
Werder had the initiative during the first part, but similarly to Freiburg, which appeared better in the second, failed to take advantage of the chances they created, so a match without goals wasn’t that surprising considering how both sides appeared in the offense.
Freiburg is positioned at 8th place in the rankings, having only two points less than the European-placed Dortmund.
The home team will miss injured forward Kwon (8/0), unfit midfielder Keitel (4/0), while offensive Sallai (16/5) and central back Schlotterbeck (13/0) remain doubtful coming off from injury problems.
Union Berlin failed to take advantage of the poorly formed Schalke in the last home match, as they come with a 0:0 draw, surely having something to think about, as they are appearing insecure in the last couple of matches.
They simply looked too passive in this encounter, maybe the second part is worth mentioning, as they created several decent chances via counters, but nowhere near sharp enough to make a difference in this clash.
They have only a point less than Freiburg and are one place lower in the rankings, similarly to their opponents, desperately in need of a positive result in the upcoming clash.
Midfielder Promel (14/1) is doubtful, while out remain goalkeeper Luthe (20/0), offensive Kruse (10/6), Becker (16/3) and left-back Lenz (18/0).
Not in a position to be passive
Both sides have something to strive for in this clash, and I am sure that neither of them will opt for a defense in this one. European place is just within their reach, and even though it is difficult to predict the winner of this clash since both sides are more or less equal. Goals are looking inevitable here after their passive previous appearance, and just a slight push is needed to turn this clash into an all-around race for a three-pointer, giving us a great value bet.