RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg will be some of the first teams to resume play when the Bundesliga returns on May 16th after being postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The two teams will face off at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany at 9:30 p.m. ET, with the game airing on FS2 and TUDN.
The return of soccer means you’re able to bet on outcomes at DraftKings Sportsbook. With the match a day away, we’ve got betting splits to indicate where the public is wagering in this content.
Leipzig is heavily favored (-335) to win and should come out on top against Freiburg (+800). Leipzig ranks third in the Bundesliga standings and are within reach of a title, sitting five points back of Bayern Munich. Timo Werner is the league’s second leading scorer with 21 goals and should help his team even the season series after having lost to Freiburg 2-1 earlier this year.
Freiburg was able to capitalize on defensive lapses at the end of each half the the last time these two teams met. Nicolas Hofler scored in the second minute of added time before the break while the team’s leading scorer — Nils Peterson — snuck a goal in shortly after the 90th minute. Freiburg’s success stemmed from its ability to limit counter attacks, but the Leipzig should be more confident at Red Bull Stadium.
It’s not surprising that most bettors favor the Red Bull-owned side. They have 85 percent of the handle on bets surrounding their Friday matchup with Freiburg, and 91 percent of bettors think they’ll win. Freiburg has a 10 percent handle with 6 percent of bettors in its corner. Few people are betting on a draw though, as that result has a 5 percent handle. Only 3 percent of bettors put money on a draw.
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