Week 18 features a match on Saturday Jan 23rd, where Stuttgart and Freiburg will play a match in Freiburg im Breisgau in a clash of the Bundesliga. In Freiburg’s last match they recorded a 5-0 blowout win against Köln. Ermedin Demirović scored the first goal for Freiburg in the 18th minute, then Nicolas Höfler added another in the 39th minute In the end, Köln couldn’t muster any offence and Freiburg ran away with the shutout win. Freiburg should be reasonably happy with their recent performance, earning 17 points in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, Stuttgart recorded a 4-1 win against Augsburg. Gonzalez scored the first goal for Stuttgart in the 10th minute on a penalty kick, then Silla Wamangituka added another in the 29th minute on a feed from Borna Sosa. Stuttgart is looking for direction having earned 13 points in their last 10 matches.

On Dec 23rd, Stuttgart hosted Freiburg in their last match together. Stuttgart won by a score of 1 to 0. Kalajdzic struck first for Stuttgart in the 15th minute on a feed from Castro Randon, and with that single goal the scoring was complete. Neither team could manage anything else In the end, Freiburg couldn’t muster any offence and Stuttgart ran away with the shutout win.

Stuttgart’s top weapon lately has been Kalajdzic, who has 3 goals in the last 5 matches. Freiburg’s most prolific scorer has been Roland Sallai. The Hungarian midfielder has netted three goals over the last five matches

Jonathan Schmid, Lucas Höler, Lukas Kübler, Janik Haberer, Chang-Hoon Kwon and Mark Flekken are unavailable to play for Freiburg, while Stuttgart will be without Erik Thommy, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, Didavi, Mola, Maxime Awoudja and Egloff.