SC FREIBURG VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND MATCH PREVIEW
League leaders Borussia Dortmund travel to the South to the city of Freiburg to play SC Freiburg in Matchday 3 of the German Bundesliga.
Date: 9th September 2017
Venue: Schwarzwald Stadion, Freiburg
Timings: 7:00PM(IST), 2:30PM(UK Time), 3:30PM(Local Time)
Telecast: For more TV related information go to livesoccertv.com
SC Freiburg: Christian Streich’ s men did not have a good start to the season and the reason is quite evident. Freiburg lost several players who played a key role for the club and replaced them with unequal talents.
In the first Matchday they were at home against Eintracht Frankfurt. Although being the dominant side, the match ended in a disappointing draw and in the next match they were completely destroyed in the Red Bull Arena by Red Bull Leipzig. They took an early lead courtesy to Florian Niederlechner who converted an excellent through ball by Marco Terrazzino and then in the second half they went on to concede 4 and the match ended 4:1 in favour of Leipzig.
Freiburg will be without their midfielder Nicolas Hofler who was sent off in the 81st minute against Leipzig which makes it a possibility of seeing Amir Abrashi in action otherwise the line-up will almost be the same which started against Leipzig.
Predicted 11: Schwolow, Lienhart, Schuster (c), Söyüncü, Strenzel, Abrashi, Frantz, Günter, Haberer, Kleindienst, Niederlechner
Borussia Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund are the only team in the league to yet concede a goal. In the last Matchday they went on to win 2:0 against the German capital side Hertha Berlin. Goals from last season top scorer Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Nuri Sahin were the decider at the Signal Iduna Park.
Max Philipp has had a great performance for the club so far and is also expected to start against his former club this Saturday. BVB captain Marcel Schmelzer recently joined training and is also a favourite to play this Saturday. As there are no injuries or suspensions to deal with, BVB are expected to play the same line-up which won 2:0 against Hertha or the UCL encounter against Tottenham this coming week can bring a certain changes to the line-up.
The absence of former BVB man Dembele so far has had no serious effect on the club. Borussia Dortmund are in their best form this season under new manager Peter Bosz and is also the favourites to win against Freiburg this Saturday.
Predicted 11: Bürki, Piszczek, Bartra, Sokratis, Schmelzer, Castro, Sahin(c), Philipp, Götze, Pulisic, Aubameyang
Head to Head Stats(In the 21st Century):
Matches Played: 18
BVB has won: 15
SC Freiburg has won: 1
It is only the second time in Bundesliga history that Borussia Dortmund have won the first two matches of the season without conceding a goal.
BVB have beaten Freiburg in each of their previous twelve league meetings, the most consecutive wins against any team for Dortmund.
Dortmund did not manage to win two consecutive away matches all last season.
Aubameyang scored three of Dortmund’s six goals against Freiburg last season.
After 50 Bundesliga games for Frebiurg, Philipp will now face his former club in Dortmund colours.