Union Berlin vs Freiburg prediction and betting tips - May 18, 2024
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Union Berlin vs Freiburg prediction and betting tips - May 18, 2024

Tournament: Bunderliga 1
Location: An der alten Forsterei
Match date: 18.05.2024

On May 18, 2024, in the 34th round of the German Bundesliga 1, Union Berlin will host Freiburg. The home team aims to avoid relegation playoffs, while the visitors are striving to secure their spot in European competitions next season. Both teams need to climb one position in the table, making victory essential for both.

Key Statistics and Trends:

  • Union Berlin has lost all their last 3 home matches.
  • Freiburg has secured 10 out of 12 possible points in their last 4 away matches.
  • Freiburg's last away win against Union Berlin was in 2004.
  • Freiburg has scored 30% of their goals between the 31st and 45th minutes, while Union Berlin has scored 23% of their goals in the same period.

Union Berlin - Form Analysis:

The "Iron Union" set a personal record last year by finishing fourth in the Bundesliga. This earned them a debut in the Champions League in the fall, which coincided with a prolonged slump. Under their current manager, Bjelica, they improved in the Bundesliga but only until the end of winter. They managed to beat Werder at home in March, but then suffered a series of defeats, except for a 0-0 draw in Mönchengladbach. The last match against their pursuers, Cologne, was crucial. They could have ended on a high note with a win but instead lost 2-3.

Freiburg - Form Analysis:

The "Brazilians of Breisgau" have twice in a row qualified for the Europa League, advancing from their group each time. This season, Christian Streich's team aimed for at least seventh place. However, they settled for draws against relegation fighters Mainz and Cologne, and even lost at home to Wolfsburg. A 1-1 draw with Heidenheim also cost them two crucial points.

Union Berlin: Team News

They approach these decisive matches without any personnel losses.

Freiburg: Team News

In addition to long-term injuries to Kyere, Rosenfelder, Schmidt, and Ginter, Lienhart and Röhl are also out. There are doubts about Höfler and Sildillia.

Union Berlin - Freiburg: Possible Starting Line-ups:

Union Berlin (possible line-up): Rönnow - Diogo Leite, Doekhi, Vogt - Gosens, Tousart, Khedira, Schäfer, Juranović - Hollerbach, Volland.

Freiburg (possible line-up): Atubolu - Gulde, Kübler, Keitel - Günter, Grifo, M. Eggestein, Höler, Doan - Gregoritsch, Sallai.

Previous Matches:

Out of the last 7 head-to-head encounters, Union Berlin won half of them with only one defeat. This season, the match ended in a draw.

Free Prediction for Union Berlin vs. Freiburg on May 18:

Despite the home team's motivation, the visitors are fighting for European competition spots. Freiburg should not lose in the capital under any circumstances (odds – 1.74).