Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg
Date: 14 January 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund took advantage of Bayern Munich’s slip up at the start of the year to cut the gap behind defending champions to six points at the top of the Bundesliga standings.
They have done so thanks to a late second-half comeback against Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. Jude Bellingham and Mahmoud Dahoud found two late goals to make it 2-3 at the end in Frankfurt.
BVB have a chance to narrow the gap to three points (at least for a day) on Friday evening when they play host to Freiburg in the first match of Gameweek No 19.
Freiburg are enjoying one of the best seasons in recent history. The hold the sky-high fourth place in the ladder right now.
Christian Streich’s men boast one of the best defensive records in the league with only 18 goals conceded in 18 outings so far in the season.
That said, Freiburg’s back line looked very vulnerable in the team’s maiden game of the year. Streich’s troops dropped a two-goal advantage to get just one point from the home clash against the likes of Arminia Bielefeld last weekend.
Freiburg are now set to face one of the deadliest attacking lines in the country, led by phenomenal Norwegian forward Erling Haaland.
We are not quite optimistic regarding their chances of bouncing back in terms of their defensive showing from the previous round.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg Head-to-head
Borussia Dortmund will be highly motivated to get revenge for back-to-back defeats to Freiburg in the last two head to head encounters.
Borussia Dortmund have a very strong home record against Freiburg. The hosts won 17, drew 3, and lost only 1 of the last 21 clashes against Freiburg at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Five of the last six head to head games between these two teams saw three or more goals scored.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg Prediction
Borussia Dortmund can ill afford a slip-up here if they want to keep ground on Bayern Munich and get involved in the battle for the Bundesliga trophy.
We have plenty of reasons to expect an open affair packed with goals. The Over 3.5 goals FT pick is thus well worth backing at the 2.40 odds.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg Betting Tips
Dortmund to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.40 (7/5)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.40 (7/5) odd.