SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more


SC Freiburg will host Borussia Dortmund in the 2nd round of Bundesliga at the Stade Europa-Park. The fixture will take place on August 13, beginning at 00:00 IST.

Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

SC Freiburg News & Current Form: 

Last season, the club have finished 6th and earned the ticket to Europa League, the best result in the last 9 years. Considering the rather modest spending and the cost of the squad, this is a decent result. The current value of the club is €149.55m, which is the 9th highest in the league.

Christian Streich, who has been at the helm for 11 years and was even recently awarded Bundesliga Coach of the Year, started his campaign in superb style with a 4-0 away win over Augsburg

The first half ended in a zero draw. After the break, three newcomers of the team scored goals. Moreover, Michael Gregoritsch netted the goal against his former club, which he had left during the off-season. The Breisgau-Brasilianers had almost no problems, Augsburg could only bother goalkeeper Mark Flekken twice. In addition to their four goals, Freiburg also hit the post and had a disallowed offside goal. Freiburg managed to win in the German championship after two defeats in a row at the end of last season. 

Prior to that, the Black and Whites managed to beat 1.FC Kaiserslautern 1-2 in extra time in the German Cup 1/32 stage and will continue their fight for the trophy.

It should be noted the team’s confident play at home in the Bundesliga: Straich’s charges have not lost in 8 of the last 10 matches, having won 5 of them.

It’s also worth noting that Freiburg’s defence looks pretty solid and last season allowed just 46 goals, which is considered the 6th best in the league (the Bumblebees, by comparison, conceded 53 goals). And no wonder, the coach has always paid special attention to the quality of his defensive line. So centre-backs Matthias Ginter and Philipp Lienhart, together with left-back Christian Günter, are the most expensive in the squad. Ginter, by the way, came this summer for free from Borussia M to replace the young talent Nico Schlotterbeck (€20.00m), who had been sold. The German, bought for €90,000 in 2017, moved to the camp of Borussia Dortmund. Who knows, maybe we’ll see the 22-year-old talent at Bayern in a few years’ time.

Borussia Dortmund News & Current Form:

Year after year, Borussia Dortmund try to compete with Bayern Munich, but there is an obvious “bug” – the Bumblebees constantly sell their best result-generating assets, which is good for the business model, but bad for winning ambitions. Bayern, on the other hand, collect the cream of the Bundesliga every year. 

So this season Erling Haaland left, thankfully not for the Reds. Here the player had obviously outgrown the Bundesliga level and needed to move on. There was also a tragic situation here, as Sebastian Haller, who was called up to replace the Norwegian, got very seriously ill (testicular tumor). And Karim Adeyemi, a very promising striker – got injured not so long ago. BVB even had to urgently sign Anthony Modeste. The 34-year-old ex-Cologne striker will fill the position until the leaders return to action.

Black-Yellows also clinched 3 points after the first round of the German championship, except that the team is on seventh place in the standings unlike Freiburg.

And the reason is the minimal scoreline 1-0 against Beyer 04 Leverkusen.

The only goal of the encounter was scored by the team’s main star Marco Reus in the 10th minute. For 14 seasons in a row, he has been scoring for the Bumblebees. 

BVB had a much tougher contest in their game, certainly because of the opponent’s level (they finished 3rd in the 21/22 season). Bayer had some good opportunities to get back into the game. Even scored twice against Edin Terzic’s charges, but in both cases the goals were disallowed due to offside.

Befor thet, in 1/32 of the German Cup, the Black-Yellows managed to thump Munich 1860 with three unanswered goals and will also continue their fight for the trophy.

SC Freiburg form guide (all competitions): W-W

Borussia Dortmund form guide (all competitions): W-W

SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Head-To-Head Record: 

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The most recent meeting was held at Signal Iduna Park on 14 January 2022 and ended with a dramatic 5-1 victory in favour of the home side.

SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI:

SC Freiburg possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Mark Flekken; Christian Gunter, Philipp Lienhart, Matthias Ginter, Kiliann Sildillia; Nicolas Hofler, Maximilian Eggestein; Vincenzo Grifo, Roland Sallai, Ritsu Doan; Michael Gregoritsch.

Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup (4-3-3): Gregor Kobel; Nico Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Meunier; Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus; Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen, Youssoufa Moukoko.

Statistical preview os the match:

  • Freiburg are unbeaten in three consecutive home games, drawing once and winning twice.
  • Freiburg’s goal scoring streak in the German Championship stands at 8 games.
  • Freiburg have beaten Borussia in their last two games at Stade Europa-Park, the last away win of Black-Yellows coming three years ago.
  • In 7 of their last 10 matches in the Bundesliga, more than 2.5 goals have been scored.
  • Borussia Dortmund’s unbeaten away winning streak is five games in a row, with the Black-Yellows clinching convincing victories in all games.
  • Dortmund have scored in 14 consecutive away meetings.
  • In 10 games against SC Freiburg Anthony Modeste managed to net 7 times and assist 1.

What has been said before the match:

Christian Streich:

“When you play against a team for many years and almost always lose, it’s not so nice. It can always happen against Dortmund that you get beat up. It’s better if you also have a sense of achievement. The last few years we have almost always put in decent performances against Dortmund” 

Edin Terzic:

“Freiburg are similarly aggressive as Leverkusen. They are extremely dangerous and effective in standard situations. They have become more and more well-rehearsed and therefore more flexible. We have to be ready to counter and do better to go home with three points.” 

“Against Leverkusen, we were running behind a lot in the second half, the balls were gone quickly. At some point that takes energy, that’s why we have to protect ourselves a bit better there and stay on the ball better.” 

“He makes a very fit and hungry impression and is therefore a very good option for Friday. We hope that he will continue the things he has shown in the last few years and play a similar role with us as he did in Cologne. I don’t think it will be very complicated for him to fit into our team.”

he said about newcomer Modeste.

SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction:

Freiburg have already proved that they represent a credible force in the Bundesliga. Physically well-prepared side will not allow the Bumblebees to prevail at Stade Europa-Park. For the most part, in matches against stronger opponents, the Black-Whites tend to give up the ball and play defensively. At the same time, Borrusia are having difficulties with the game in attack (the match against Bayer is a case in point), and if we take into account injuries of Adeyemi and Haller then Dortmund’s issue with the goal-scroing becomes even more acute. Most likely, the match will not any extraordinary amount of goals.

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Parimatch News staff prediction:

We say: Freiburg will not lose and the match total less than 3.5.