Eintracht Frankfurt vs. SC Freiburg 5/26/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
SC Freiburg (10-7-10) at Eintracht Frankfurt (8-4-14)
Bundesliga Soccer: Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM (Commerzbank-Arena)
The Line: Eintracht Frankfurt EVEN / Draw +265 / SC Freiburg +265 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Eintracht Frankfurt and SC Freiburg square off in German Bundesliga soccer action on Tuesday afternoon from the Commerzbank Arena.
Eintracht Frankfurt come into this game sitting in 13th position on 28 points with a record of 8 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses after a 5th consecutive league defeat in the form of a 5-2 loss to Bayern Munich in their last match. In the game against Bayern, Frankfurt fell behind 17 minutes in and Bayern doubled the lead with 4 minutes to go before the halftime break. Munich made it 3-0 within the first minute of the 2nd half, but Martin Hinteregger would fire Frankfurt back into the match, scoring two goals in a span of three minutes to make it 3-2. The Eintracht defense fell apart just after the hour mark as a bunch of calamity in their own 18-yard box saw Bayern take advantage and restore the two-goal lead before Hinteregger got his 3rd goal of the match, however it was on his own net, pushing Bayern’s lead to 5-2. Hinteregger leads Eintracht in scoring with 8 goals after his brace against Munich, while Goncalo Paciencia is 2nd with 7 goals and Filip Kostic has a team-high 8 assists this season.
SC Freiburg on the other hand, come into the match sitting in 7th spot currently, tied with Schalke on 37 points with a record of 10 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses after a shock 1-0 loss to Werder Bremen in their last appearance. Bremen took the lead just 19 minutes in and the lead would hold until the final minutes of the second half where it looked like Freiburg had finally found an equalizing goal, but VAR rules that Manuel Guide was offside, wiping Freiburg’s tying goal off of the board. Freiburg would try down the stretch, but it wasn’t meant to be as Werder Bremen picked up a key three points while Freiburg dropped the result. Nils Petersen leads Freiburg in scoring with 8 goals this season while Christian Gunter has a team-high 5 assists this year.
I won’t lie, I ripped up a lot of tickets thanks to Freiburg, as I though they had a free three points against Werder Bremen, but I’ll give credit to Werder as they needed the three points and went out and got them. With that said, I’m not understanding the love for Eintracht here. Sure, a loss to Bayern Munich wouldn’t be uncommon, but from watching their last couple of games since the hiatus, you can just tell that there’s no real desire for Frankfurt. The coaching staff and the players just aren’t cohesive, and there’s a lack of will it seems at times. Frankfurt just looked lifeless for chunks against Bayern, battle back with a pair of goals in three minutes and then concede a 4th with a mishap in defense, looking like a bunch of children just watching the ball waiting for someone else to kick it. Frankfurt’s in purgatory and they probably aren’t going down, but Freiburg still has their eyes on 6th place for the Europa League next season. If Freiburg doesn’t get a result from this game, I’ll probably be done with them for the rest of the season. I’ll side with Freiburg to pick up the win here