Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
SC Freiburg v VbF Stuttgart
KO 19.30, ESPN
(Max last 10 only)
30 Jan 2011 Bundesliga Stuttgart 0-1 Freiburg
11 Sep 2010 Bundesliga Freiburg 2-1 Stuttgart
22 Jan 2010 Bundesliga Freiburg 0-1 Stuttgart
15 Aug 2009 Bundesliga Stuttgart 4-2 Freiburg
20 Mar 2005 Bundesliga Stuttgart 1-0 Freiburg
24 Oct 2004 Bundesliga Freiburg 2-0 Stuttgart
11 Apr 2004 Bundesliga Freiburg 0-1 Stuttgart
01 Nov 2003 Bundesliga Stuttgart 4-1 Freiburg
07 Apr 2002 Bundesliga Freiburg 0-2 Stuttgart
17 Nov 2001 Bundesliga Stuttgart 3-0 Freiburg
Stuttgart will look to build on their 3-0 victory against Hannover when they travel to the Dreisamstadion to face Freiburg. Tonight’s hosts are hovering above the relegation places and are in need of three points to maintain the gap between themselves and Augsburg.
Freiburg are currently fourteenth in the Bundesliga and come into the clash off the back of a 7-0 hammering at Bayern Munich. Conceding seven goals will have severely damaged confidence amongst the squad, even though the league leaders are in cracking form at the minute.
Manager Marcus Sorg will have had a tough job on his hands trying to raise spirits amongst the squad to help put last weekend’s disaster behind them. It’s not all doom and gloom for Freiburg as they did pick up six points from their two league games against Stuttgart last season. Freiburg will need to show plenty of fighting spirit tonight to have a chance, just as they did when they came from a goal down to beat Stuttgart at home on their last visit.
However, Die Roten were relegation contenders in 2010/11 and have looked much improved under the guidance of Bruno Labbadia. Stuttgart have been pretty inconsistent since August, but I fancy them to register their first away win of the season here. Freiburg’s defending at the Allianz Arena was dreadful and Die Rotten can take advantage of some nerves at the back. My advice would be to back Stuttgart to win successive league games at around 2.16 on BETDAQ.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back VbF Stuttgart at around 2.16: 4 points
Thursday’s Return: +10 points