DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: SC Freiburg v. Borussia Monchengladbach Showdown Preview

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: SC Freiburg v. Borussia Monchengladbach Showdown Preview

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DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: SC Freiburg v. Borussia Monchengladbach 

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Despite sitting only four places below in the table, SC Freiburg are +335 (DraftKings Sportsbook) underdogs at home against Borussia Monchengladbach (-136) on Friday. Freiburg's attack has mostly been stagnant since the league restart, scoring four goals in four games, including three against Eintracht Frankfurt while being shut out at home by Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen. Meanwhile, Gladbach had eight goals in their four games, including three away to Eintracht Frankfurt and four at home against Union Berlin (they scored one against Leverkusen and were shut out by Bremen). The game total isn't overly high, but we're still at -162 for over 2.5 goals and +155 for over 3.5.

Neither team is overly prolific when it comes to fantasy points scored, as Freiburg rank 10th in shots, 10th in shots on goal, 11th in chances created and sixth in crosses while Monchengladbach are sixth, third, seventh and 12th, respectively.

The guys we want from Freiburg are Vincenzo Grifo ($9,400) and Christian Gunter ($7,200), who take a vast majority of their set pieces and are generally their most potent attackers. Gunter's 242 crosses this season are the second-most in the league, trailing only Filip Kostic, and he trails only Christopher Nkunku, Thomas Muller and Kostic in chances created; that's pretty good company, especially for a defender. Given his significantly cheaper price than Grifo and the top Gladbach

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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