After three games with no win, players of Dusseldorf took a three-pointer in front of own fans as they beat Freiburg 2:0. Ayhan scored both goals in the second halftime, in a game where they had very little of the ball possession, but the players of Freiburg had close to zero ball movement creativity. They are now two points behind safely placed Stuttgart.
Dortmund didn’t have much problems getting a victory at home over Werder Bremen 2:1. They took the two goals lead, got reduced also in the first halftime, but stood bit more passive in the second half however without further problems created. They kept lead the table with nine points more than Gladbach and Bayern a victory here is a top priority.
The home side will miss defender Hoffmann (2/0), midfielders Barkok (2/0), Sobottka (7/0) and forward Lovren (2/0). Defender Zagadou (9/0) and midfielder Larsen (11/2) are coming off from injuries for Dortmund and remain questionable for now.
Dusseldorf already showed that they are capable of making some surprises, however, Dortmund looks like a far more solid side than some of their opponents and a team with far bigger intensity in their play for all ninety minutes. I can’t see Dusseldorf staying competitive here for too long.