Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund awaits Europa League hopefuls Freiburg at Signal Iduna Park, looking for another win to keep them in the title race in Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg: Match Preview
In a hard-fought contest where BVB initially struggled to build on their excellent Champions League performance, their quality eventually shone through as the Black and Yellows claimed their fifth win in six Bundesliga matches in 2020 as they beat Werder Bremen 2-0 away from home.
Their hat remains in the ring for the Meisterschale as Lucien Favre’s kindergarten is still placed at third step of Bundesliga ladder, four points off Bayern Munich at the top, patiently awaiting another misstep of the Bavarian giant.
Die Borussen’s post New Year form is truly impressive, blunder at Leverkusen aside, but their crowning achievement this season is their terrific run in front of Westfalen’s Yellow Wall as Dortmund remain the only undefeated side at their home ground, managing eight wins from eleven games, outscoring and outplaying everyone, with their latest victim being Eintracht, whom they’ve sent back home to Frankfurt with four goals in the net.
A disappointing afternoon and poor two hours of football at Schwarzwald-Stadion as struggling Freiburg were handed a 2-0 defeat by strong relegation contender, Fortuna Düsseldorf.
There’s no luckiest side in Germany at the moment than Freiburg’s Red&Blacks. Despite their best efforts and so many squandered points since season’s restart, Christian Streich’s men remain on the edges of continental football and, currently at 9th, they’re three points off Europa League they’re apparently trying so hard no to get into.
On the road, Freiburg is a definition of a mixed bag, having managed a 4-4-4 record, with their latest three games ending in appropriate manner: victory at Mainz, a catastrophe at Cologne, with a draw at Augsburg to round things up.
With the exception of Marco Reus, Lucien Favre will have all his men available. Pretty much the same thing can be said for his colleague on the opposing bench, who’ll be without services of Chang-Hoon Kwon and Amir Abrashi.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (39 games): Borussia Dortmund 25 wins, 11 draws, Freiburg 3 wins.
- Borussia have 15-3-1 record at home versus Red&Blacks.
- Spoils were split equally as last meeting of the two ended in 2-2 draw
- The Black and Yellows are still on a seventeen-game unbeaten run v Freiburg.
- They were also first to score in nine of previous ten encounters.
- Dortmund had a half-time lead during seven of last nine games v Red&Blacks.
- Our guests couldn’t keep a clean sheet last four times they’ve played Borussia.
- Seven of their last nine showdowns ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg: Prediction
Der BVB are so predominantly better than uninterested Freiburg side, they can send out a second string and still muster out a W. With Champions League rematch on the horizon, Favre’s pupils will want to sort things out quickly and anything other than a boring victory by the favorites will be shocking turn of events.
There will be goals. A lot of them. Borussia are averaging more than five goals per match in the last couple of outings at Westfalen and whether they score or concede a few, we’ll almost certainly end up seeing at least four of them behind the goalies.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg: Betting tips
HT/FT: Dortmund/Dortmund @ 1.67
Over 3.5 goals @ 1.81.