Stuttgart – Freiburg
Stuttgart hosts Freiburg in a match from the 10th round of the German Bundesliga.
The newcomers Stuttgart started the new season in an average way, being 13th after the first 9 rounds of the Bundesliga. Their record so far is 10 points, won after three wins and one draw. Their losses are five, including three in the last five games.
Freiburg are doing ever worse than Stuttgart. They are 15th in the standings with 8 points won so far. Their full record is just one win, five draws and three losses. In their last game Freiburg made a 1-1 draw at home with Hertha BSC.
Two struggling teams are facing each other in Stuttgart. Freiburg are closer to the relegation zone in the Bundesliga, so surely the are going to try to take something from this match. But in same Stuttgart also in a hurry to win more points, especially in their home games.
There are some problems for the home team before this match. Anastasios Donis and Marcin Kaminski are missing the game because of injuries, while Holger Badstuber, Santiago Ascacibar, Alexander Meyer, Christian Gentner, Carlos Mane and Anto Grgic are all doubtful for Stuttgart. The good news come from the recovery of Dennis Aogo, who is once again ready to play.
Freiburg will be without the injured Philipp Lienhart, Vincent Sierro and Manuel Gulde, while Karim Guede, Onur Bulut, Amir Abrashi and Jonas Meffert are doubtful. The good news are that Marc-Oliver Kempf and Georg Niedermeier are once again fit and ready to play.
Stuttgart will rely heavy on their striker Chadrac Akolo, who have scored three goals since the start of the new season. The forward from Congo is Stuttgart’s leading goalscorer from the start of the season and Freiburg’s defense must be careful about him.