Preview: Bayern München v Freiburg

Bayern 1 Bundesliga champions

Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München will aim to finish their season with a home victory when they clash with Freiburg on Saturday.

Date: 20 May 2017
Match Day 34
Kick-off: 15H30 (GMT+2)
Venue: Allianz Arena

Referee: Jochen Drees
Assistants: T. Gerach, C. Gittelmann
Fourth official: T. Christ

Head-to-head summary:

Bayern 34 24 6 4
Freiburg 34 4 6 24

Previous encounter:

Freiburg 1-2 Bayern München 20/01/17 (Bundesliga)

Freiburg goalscorers: J. Haberer (4′)
Bayern München goalscorers: R. Lewandowski (35′, 90’+1)

Players to watch:

Both Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm are set to play in their final game at the Allianz Arena as they prepare for retirement from football, while Robert Lewandowski looks to add to his 43 goals across all competitions.

Strikers Florian Niederlechner and Nils Petersen have led the goal-scoring charts for Freiburg, bagging 22 goals between them this season.

Team form and manager quotes:

Die Roten come into the clash having won three games on the spin. Carlo Ancelotti’s men humiliated Wolfsburg 6-0 before a 1-0 win against Darmstadt.

In their most recent game, Bayern mounted a great comeback against second-placed RB Leipzig, coming back from a 4-2 deficit to win 5-4.

“It was an absolutely crazy game,” Ancelotti told the press after the game. “It was a very open game, just like we expected.

“Leipzig started strongly, but we were the better team towards the end. There was some very attacking football. We could have done better defensively.”

Meanwhile, Freiburg will aim to maintain their position in the top six to ensure a place in the Europa League next season. They are only two points clear of Cologne in seventh place.

Freiburg are unbeaten in their last two Bundesliga games, beating Schalke 2-0 at home before a 1-1 draw away at Ingolstadt. The draw resulted in Ingolstadt’s relegation from the Bundesliga.

Team news:

The hosts’ latest injury concern is winger Franck Ribery who may miss out on the clash due to a stomach problem.

Freiburg also have only one new fitness problem with midfielder Onur Bulut out of contention with a toe injury.