SC Freiburg vs Union Berlin Odds
Host Teams Eyeing Champions League Place
Sides Jockeying for Bundesliga Position
SC Freiburg entered the Bundesliga top four last weekend and will look to continue their Champions League push as they host Union Berlin on Saturday. Six years ago, these teams were both playing in the second tier, but they’ll both likely be playing in European competition next season. Just four points separate fourth-place Freiburg and seventh-place Union with two games remaining. The SC Freiburg vs Union Berlin odds are giving the hosts a better shot at victory in this big Bundesliga match.
SC Freiburg vs Union Berlin Preview
- Location: Europa-Park Stadion, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
- Date & Time: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. ET
- TV: ESPN+
Last Five Bundesliga Meetings:
- Dec 2021: Union Berlin 0-0 SC Freiburg
- Feb 2021: SC Freiburg 0-1 Union Berlin
- Oct 2020: Union Berlin 1-1 SC Freiburg
- Mar 2020: SC Freiburg 3-1 Union Berlin
- Oct 2019: Union Berlin 2-0 SC Freiburg
Both teams had a bunch of chances in the reverse fixture, but it finished in a scoreless draw in Berlin. Including the DFB-Pokal, the visitors have the recent edge in SC Freiburg vs Union Berlin betting. Union have won three of the last six meetings, two have finished in draws and SC Freiburg have won once.
Notably, Freiburg have scored just one goal in the last three matches between these two sides, but they’ve been on a scoring spree in the Bundesliga lately.
Freiburg Nearing First UCL Berth
- Bundesliga Position: 4th, 55 pts
- Form (All Competitions): W,D,W,W,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Manuel Gulde (ankle), M Yannik Keitel (toe), F Kevin Schade (abdominal)
SC Freiburg picked up an absolutely crucial win on Saturday, emerging victorious in a seven-goal thriller at Hoffenheim. The match ended 4-3 as four different Freiburg players got on the scoresheet. The Breisgau Brazilians have picked it up offensively over the last few weeks as they’ve scored three goals or more in their last four matches in all competitions.
In an unlikely twist, wing back Christian Gunter has scored both of his Bundesliga goals this season in consecutive matches. No Freiburg player has reached double figures in the Bundesliga yet, but their balanced scoring attack has led them to fourth place over RB Leipzig. If Freiburg are to win their last two matches, they’ll clinch a UCL berth for the first time in club history.
The SC Freiburg vs Union Berlin odds favor Freiburg at -110, but a tough finale awaits at Bayer Leverkusen next weekend. If Leverkusen win this weekend, though, they’ll have already clinched a Champions League place by the time they meet Freiburg.
Union in European Contention
- Bundesliga Position: 7th, 51 pts
- Form (All Competitions): D,W,L,W,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Dominique Heintz (ankle)
Union Berlin are not out of Champions League contention yet but their hopes took a big hit as they drew with last-place Greuther Furth last Friday. The draw ended a four-game Bundesliga win streak for the Berlin side, who are eying European competition for a second consecutive season.
Forward Sven Michel has scored in three of the last four matches and has played the super-sub role excellently. The main danger man for Union is Nigerian international forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who has managed 13 Bundesliga goals this season.
Like Freiburg, Union have one of the better defenses in the league. However, the SC Freiburg vs Union Berlin odds list Union as +280 road underdogs despite their excellent recent record vs Freiburg.
What to Watch
Both teams still have a lot to play for and this should be one of the best matches of the weekend. Any Bundesliga betting preview for this week would be remiss without noting that SC Freiburg’s main rivals for fourth, RB Leipzig, are -390 favorites vs FC Augsburg. So, Freiburg will very likely need to win to stay in fourth place come Saturday.
The O/U goal total is set at 2½, but three or more goals have only been scored in one of the last five Bundesliga meetings between SC Freiburg and Union Berlin. With the news that Freiburg defender Nico Schlotterbeck will be joining Dortmund in the offseason, he’s only got two more Bundesliga matches and the DFB Pokal final, coincidentally vs Leipzig, with the club. He could certainly end his Freiburg career on a high note by delivering UCL football and their first major trophy.
Union Berlin are on a five-game unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga and have outscored their opponents 10-3 since losing to Bayern Munich in March. They’re certainly not going down without a fight in this one.Follow us on Twitter