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 SC Freiburg vs Schalke 04 

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – Schwarzwald-Stadion

Date: 7th May 2017

Kick-off time – 16:30 GMT+1

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Freiburg have had a season they can be proud of.  They are currently 7th in the league table with 44 points from 31 league games.

They are currently behind 5th placed Hertha by just 2 points and if they win this game, they could topple them.

They have 4 wins from their last 10 league games, losing 4 and drawing 2.

After losing 2-5 to Werder Bremen on the 1st of April, they went on to win their next 2 home games albeit by slim margins.

They will be hoping to take advantage of playing at home and win this one as well.

Schalke 04 are currently 10th spot in the league table after some disappointing results this season however they have recently returned to some form after getting 4 points from their last 2 league games.

They currently have 41 points from 31 league games and that isn’t good enough to play in Europe next season.

They have won 4 of their last 10 league games.

Their last away match ended in a 4-1 victory for them against Bayer Leverkusen and they will be looking to build on that impressive win here.

Freiburg: Schwolow – Ignjovski, Gulde, Kempf, Günter – Frantz, Höfler, Abrashi, Haberer – Philipp, Niederlechner

Coach: Christian Streich

Absentees: Grifo (knee), Torrejon (groin)

Schalke: Fährmann – Coke, Höwedes, Badstuber, Kolasinac – Stambouli, Bentaleb – Caligiuri, Goretzka, Meyer – Burgstaller

Coach: Markus Weinzierl

Absentees: Rahman Baba, Choupo-Moting, Schöpf (all knee), Naldo (groin), Embolo (ankle)

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
SC Freiburg last 5 matches (most recent first):
29/04/17 (a)Darmstadt 98 3-0 L
23/04/17 (h)Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1 W
15/04/17 (a)RB Leipzig 4-0 L
08/04/17 (h)Mainz 05 1-0 W
05/04/17 (a)VfL Wolfsburg 0-1 W
 
FC Schalke 04 last 5 matches (most recent first):
28/04/17 (a)Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-4 W
23/04/17 (h)RB Leipzig 1-1 D
20/04/17 (h)Ajax 3-2 W
16/04/17 (a)Darmstadt 98 2-1 L
13/04/17 (a)Ajax 2-0 L

Last time they met: FC Schalke 04 1-1 SC Freiburg

Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:

German Bundesliga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Bayern München 12 9 2 1 30 8 +22 29
2 Schalke 04 12 7 2 3 16 10 +6 23
3 RB Leipzig 12 7 2 3 20 15 +5 23
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 12 6 3 3 21 21 +0 21
5 Borussia Dortmund 12 6 2 4 29 16 +13 20
6 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 12 5 5 2 21 15 +6 20
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 5 4 3 14 12 +2 19
8 Hannover 96 12 5 3 4 15 15 +0 18
9 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 12 4 5 3 25 18 +7 17
10 Augsburg 1907 12 4 4 4 16 14 +2 16
11 Stuttgart 12 5 1 6 12 15 -3 16
12 1. FSV Mainz 05 12 4 3 5 13 17 -4 15
13 Wolfsburg 12 2 8 2 16 17 -1 14
14 Hertha BSC 12 3 5 4 16 19 -3 14
15 Hamburger SV 12 3 1 8 10 20 -10 10
16 Werder Bremen 12 1 5 6 8 14 -6 8
17 SC Freiburg 12 1 5 6 7 24 -17 8
18 1. FC Köln 12 0 2 10 4 23 -19 2

German Bundesliga Results

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