Match date: 11 Sep 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: Over 2.5
| Match result:
0-2 - Lost
Kaiserslautern lowered the atmosphere inside their locker room and between the fans with the first defeat this season, in previous round away to Heidenheim 3:1 in a match where they simply didn't remind of the same team as in previous four games. Now, after international break and few days of rest, we can expect them again to bounce back to a good form, however this time they are awaiting one of the strongest sides in second Bundesliga - Freiburg that is surely one of the biggest candidates for promotion.
Despite a good start back in Heidenheim when the visitors opened the scoreline with a goal in 19th minute from Przybylko, they totally colapsed in the second halftime and despite still having more of the ball possession, it seems that conceded two goals within four minutes (58th minute Morabit and 62nd Schnatterer) was simply too much for them. Hosts sealed their three pointer with a late goal from Leipertz in 86th. During the international break, Kaiserslautern suffered 5:1 defeat against Luzern, but testing a lot of players in that friendly.
Coach Kosta Runjajic has no specific worries in front of this one and can field up his best eleven. Midfielder Marcel Gaus remains injured without playing a single minute this season, same as talented forward Sebastian Jacob and right full back Michael Schulze.
Freiburg, on the other side, stands at the second position at the moment with four victories and one defeat, being three points below first placed Bochum and surely planning to stay at similar position, as the team aims direct promotion to Bundesliga after last season's relegation. Despite that, they continued with coach Christian Streich on their bench and it seems that the decision is slowly starting to pay off for them.
The team was mostly kept the same, with the same coach, so no wonder that they are playing quite fluently from the start of the season, doing especially well in offensive part of the game. Most recently, they won at home against Sandhausen 4:1, recovering from the previous defeat in front of their fans two rounds earlier against Bochum. From the first moment it was obvious who is gonna be the ruler of the match, as the hosts scored three goals in first halftime (in 9th minute via Frantz, in 30th via Petersen and in 37th by Grifo), as the latter scored fourth as well in 79th, only allowing the visitors to reduce the deficit in last moments of the game via Hubner. In first five matches the team scored fourteen goals and are the best attacking side, however with eight goals conceded their defense doesn't seem that reliable for now (for example, last placed Dusseldorf has conceded one less). Coach Streich has no new injury worries for this game, as he continues not to count on suspended central defender Marc Torrejon, from the start of the season.
Freiburg might be closer to obtain all three points here, but their defense is nowhere yet to be trusted. Therefore, goals are my first choice as both teams look better in the offense. Freiburg should be giving the tempo of this game and therefore, fast paced game is expected for the most of the time, hopefully giving us three goals at least.