Borussia Dortmund will be welcoming SC Freiburg on the 14th of January (8:30 PM) at the Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund are currently sitting at the 2nd position in the Bundesliga with 37 points in their 18 games. Freiburg will try to avoid slipping any further in the race to qualify for UEFA Champions League. Freiburg are in the 4th position with 30 points from 18 games.
Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg: Match Preview
Borussia Dortmund started the new year on a good note as they won a thrilling encounter in the dying minutes of the game against Eintracht Frankfurt. Although, the home side have dropped 8 points in their last 5 games. Dortmund are leaking way too many goals and that has been the reason for their downfall lately.
Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga form: W L W D L
The visitors are no different as they have also dropped 7 points in their last 5 games. Freiburg drew their last game against Arminia. Bryan Lasme scored in the 87th minute to grab a point for Arminia. Freiburg defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 when these two met earlier in the season.
Freiburg Bundesliga form: D W D L W
Borussia Dortmund team news
Roman Burki, Luca Unbehaun, Mateu Morey and Marcel Schmelzer are all set to miss their game against Freiburg.
Meanwhile, Zagadou is set to return after he tested positive for Covid-19 test and could fit very well in the starting XI. Thorgan Hazard should be back in the starting XI afterall he was the one who ignited the comeback. In addition, Jude Bellingham, Erling Braut Haaland, and Marco Reus will be included in the starting XI.
Borussia Dortmund Starting XI
Kobel; Meunier, Zagadou, Hummels, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Dahoud; Brandt, Reus, Hazard; Haaland
SC Freiburg team news
As for the visitors, Mark Flekken and Kiliann Sildillia have tested positive for coronavirus tests. SC Freiburg’s head coach is likely to play 4-2-3-1 with Lucas holer as the striker. Jeong Woo-Yeong has found his mojo as he scored his 4th goal of the season against Arminia.
Freiburg Starting XI
Flekken; Kubler, Schlotterbeck, Lienhart, Gunter; Haberer, Hofler; Sallai, Woo-Yeong, Grifo; Holer
Match Prediction: Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg
Dortmund have been very weak defensively but they have managed to score more as well. Freiburg on the other hand are very strong defensively. The black and the yellows will be looking for revenge. Dortmund (3)-(1) Freiburg.
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