Market: Both teams to score
Chances: 10/11 @ 888sport
On what could be another busy Bundesliga event on Saturday, Cologne will welcome Freiburg to the RheinEnergieStadion.
Starting with the hosts, while some in the Cologne camp may have been looking over their shoulder at a potential relegation brawl before the March international break, the Billy Goats are back in attractive form with a roar. Having stormed out of any battle for the bottom three, Steffen Baumgart needs to find the mood in his camp at the height of the season. Last seen putting on a terrific performance as they fought their way to a 3-1 romp away at Hoffenheim, Cologne found a clinical lead in the final third. Undefeated in each of the last four Bundesliga matches since returning from a two-week break, the former Paderborn boss will be calling on his people to make another top-level statement here. With their recent flurry marked by another 3-1 victory over Augsburg on 8 April, Saturday’s hosts have also built a reputation for their flashy results. It should be noted that the Baumgart team has seen four of the last five matches in the Bundesliga ended with both teams scoring in goal.
As for the away side, while their Europa League adventure came to an end in Freiburg due to Italian giants Juventus last month, Christian Streich’s side continued another stellar home run this season. Opening the weekend, the Reds have won three of their last four matches against Bundesliga rivals. Having secured their ticket to the DFP Pokal semi-finals on April 4, when they scored a stunning 2-1 victory over defending champions Bayern Munich, Saturday’s visitors want to make another statement here. Last seen storming his way to a routine 4-0 at home against Schalke, Freiburg have also suffered just one defeat in any of their last seven matches in all competitions. However, it should be noted that Streich’s team have ended each of their last three away matches with both teams scoring goals, and here we support a similar outcome.
Bet: Both teams to score in Saturday’s Bundesliga match in the 10/11 match between Cologne and Freiburg @ 888sport