Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund Targets Successive Bundesliga Victory Against Resilient Freiburg

Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund Targets Successive Bundesliga Victory Against Resilient Freiburg

  • Freiburg host Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga's Friday night clash as both sides will be hoping to continue their good start to the Bundesliga season
  • Dortmund were 1-0 winners against Bayer Leverkusen while Freiburg cruised past Augsburg 4-0 away from home last weekend
  • The previous meeting between the two teams took place in January this year and ended in a 5-1 victory in favour of Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg will open Matchday 2 of the Bundesliga this Friday, August 12 when Breisgau-Brasilianer hosts Edin Terzic’s team at the Europa Park Stadium.

Both teams will be looking to build on matchday 1 success after recording impressive victories against Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg, respectively.

Freiburg had thrashed Augsburg 4-0 thanks to four second-half goals, while Borussia Dortmund managed a 1-0 win against a stubborn Bayer Leverkusen.

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Jude Bellingham is expected to feature for Borussia Dortmund against Freiburg later tonight. Photo by Lars Baron
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According to Sportskeeda, Borussia Dortmund has an excellent record against Freiburg, having won 22 out of the 37 matches played between the two teams, but Freiburg will be looking to add to their 9 victories against the 5-time Bundesliga champions.

Borussia Dortmund manager, Edin Terzic will hope his team will get more protection against Freiburg than they did in their previous game against Bayer Leverkusen.

"We ran behind a lot against Leverkusen in the second half, the balls were gone quickly. At some point it takes strength, so we have to protect ourselves a little better and stay on the ball better."

Team News

Freiburg

Lucas Holer, Kevin Schade, and Kimberly Ezekwem are all ruled out through injury, while Lukas Kubler is a doubt due to a thigh strain Sports Mole reports.

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Matthias Ginter will go up against his former club on Friday night as Freiburg are expected to deploy the same 4-2-3-1 formation, as was the case in the first match of the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign.

Borussia Dortmund

Karim Adeyemi won't be available for Borussia Dortmund due to a foot injury he picked up during the 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen and the German international might not start against him Leverkusen, but Thorgan Hazard, who was fairly outstanding against Leverkusen, might The Hard Tackle reports.

Anthony Modeste, who was recently signed by FC Koln on a one-year contract, is anticipated to join the first team right away and will replace 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko, who started the line in the league opener and DFB Pokal victory against 1860 Munich.

Niklas Sule, continues to be absent, with Mats Hummels expected to retain his place in the XI, starting alongside Nico Schlotterbeck at the heart of the Borussia Dortmund defence.

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Anthony Modeste

Anthony Modeste has signed a one-year contract with Borussia Dortmund, joining them for a reported €5 million transfer fee. The veteran striker scored 20 goals last season in the Bundesliga and has been signed to make up for Sebastien Haller’s lengthy absence.

Borussia Dortmund tipped to win Bundesliga title

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Borussia Dortmund has been tipped as the team to halt Bayern Munich’s dominance of the German Bundesliga after a blistering start to the season from Die Borussen.

Dortmund defeated Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in their first match of the Bundesliga season after also impressing their supporters during preseason.

Former Bayern Munich player, Dietmar Hamann has revealed he expects Borussia Dortmund to emerge as winners of this season’s Bundesliga campaign ahead of Bayern Munich.

Source: SportsBrief.com