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Freiburg will be the visitors at Signal Iduna Park on Friday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with hosts Borussia Dortmund.
View all Borussia Dortmund v Freiburg tips, stats and our pre-match poll below including the latest game odds.
Borussia Dortmund fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-3 Bundesliga 1 triumph versus Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 64% possession and 20 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the scorers were Thorgan Hazard (71'), Jude Bellingham (87') and Mahmoud Dahoud (89'). Eintracht Frankfurt got 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Rafael Borré (15', 24') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Borussia Dortmund have taken part. Opposing sides scored 9 times in this period whereas Borussia Dortmund managed a tally of 16. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Heading into this contest, Borussia Dortmund haven't beaten Freiburg in their last 2 league matches.
In their previous game, Freiburg drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Arminia Bielefeld.
In that match, Freiburg managed 49% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Freiburg, the goals were scored by Janik Haberer (6') and Woo-Yeong Jeong (46'). At the other end, Arminia Bielefeld got 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Masaya Okugawa (60') and Bryan Lasme (87') scored for Arminia Bielefeld.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving Freiburg, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per match within that time is 3.17, with the average number of goals for Freiburg working out to 2.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Freiburg:
- have left without a victory over Borussia Dortmund in games played away from home for the previous 13 matches in the league. Imagine their relief when they finally get an away win.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 21/04/2019 tells us that Borussia Dortmund have won 3 of these & Freiburg 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 13 from Dortmund and 6 being from Freiburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 2 on 21/08/2021 when it ended Freiburg 2-1 Borussia Dortmund.
In that game, Freiburg had 24% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Vincenzo Grifo (6'), Roland Sallai (53') and Yannik Keitel (59' Own goal).
At the other end, Borussia Dortmund got 18 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Robert Schröder.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Dan-Axel Zagadou (Corona virus), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Giovanni Reyna (Fitness), Manuel Akanji (Knee Surgery), Soumaïla Coulibaly (Calf Problems), Luca Unbehaun (Hand Injury) and Mateu Morey Bauzà (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be available for Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose.
It’s our opinion that Dortmund will possibly employ a 4-3-3 formation for this game, handing starts to Gregor Kobel, Thomas Meunier, Emre Can, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Mahmoud Dahoud, Jude Bellingham, Donyell Malen, Erling Braut Haaland and Marco Reus.
Team News: Freiburg
Freiburg boss Christian Streich has a number of players out of action. Nico Schlotterbeck (Corona virus), Kiliann Sildillia (Corona virus) and Mark Flekken (Corona virus) miss out here.
We are inclined to think that Freiburg will likely utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Benjamin Uphoff, Lukas Kuebler, Philipp Lienhart, Manuel Gulde, Christian Guenter, Janik Haberer, Nicolas Hoefler, Roland Sallai, Woo-Yeong Jeong, Vincenzo Grifo and Lucas Hoeler.
In this match, Borussia Dortmund are likely to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Freiburg could well struggle to get a goal of their own although we do reckon that they could well end up being dangerous at times.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 3-1 margin for Borussia Dortmund when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 2, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Europa League (Knockout round play-offs)
⭐ Star Player: Julian Brandt
Customarily taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Julian Brandt was born in Bremen, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 5 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 15 appearances.