Dortmund come into this game against Freiburg with some cracking form behind them, already netting 13 goals in 4 games in the Bundesliga, while also smashing 6 in the Champions League and that confidence is flowing through the squad in order to deliver 5 wins and 1 loss since the season began. Dortmund fans are in heaven now with the form flowing through many members of the squad including Aubamayeng, Dembele, Gotze, Castro, Schurrle, Pulisic, Kagawa who have been scoring goals and even creating assists. Dortmund were expected to struggle with the sale of Hummels to Bayern, but Sokratis, Bartra, Ginter, Pisczeck, Schemlzer and Guerrero give them strong depth in cover defensively and they have kept 3 clean sheets from their 6 games so far.
Freiburg come into this game after beating a struggling Hamburg by a score of 1-0 while they got thrashed by Cologne on the weekend by a score of 3-0 away from home. Now they travel away to Dortmund, will really have their team struggling to keep it tight considering they lost both their away games so far. Don’t forget Freiburg are coming from a division lower after dropping down there. In their previous games against Dortmund they have lost 10 straight encounters on the trot with the scoreline reading 3-0, 3-1, 1-0, 5-1, 5-0, 2-0, 4-0, 4-1, 3-0 and 2-1. Freiburg’s main aim this season is survival and they might decide to rotate the squad and sacrifice this game ahead of more important games coming up.
I expect to rotate the squad with starts for Kagawa, Rode, Castro, Scuhrrle, Weigl among players who should come in. Dortmund should get out of the gates flying in this encounter, aiming to seal the result by 60 minute and give the squad some rest ahead of their mid week Champions League encounter. I expect Dortmund to win this game comfortably with goals flowing through the match.