SC Freiburg play Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga 2022-23 at the Europa Park Stadion on August 13. The match will start at 12:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
SC Freiburg triumphed 4-0 over FC Augsburg in their opening match of the Bundesliga season with both their premier forwards, Michael Gregoritsch and Vincenzo Grifo, getting on the scoresheet. The hosts finished sixth in the league last season with 55 points and as a result, will play in the UEFA Europa League in 2022-23. Matthias Ginter was signed by the club in the summer to strengthen their defence for this campaign.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund, who finished runners-up in the Bundesliga 2021-22 campaign, signed strikers Anthony Modeste and Sebastien Haller to replace Erling Haaland as well as centre-back Niklas Sule to improve an already prominent team. BVB beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the first league match of their season while also winning against TSV 1860 Munchen in the DFB Pokal.
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: SC Freiburg: 3.10, Borussia Dortmund: 2.20, Draw: 3.90
Betwinner odds: SC Freiburg: 3.04, Borussia Dortmund: 2.18, Draw: 3.74
Betway odds: SC Freiburg: 3.10, Borussia Dortmund: 2.15, Draw: 3.75
10CRIC odds: SC Freiburg: 3.07, Borussia Dortmund: 2.22, Draw: 3.64
Bet365 odds: SC Freiburg: 3.10, Borussia Dortmund: 2.20, Draw: 3.60
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head
Borussia Dortmund have been the superior side in this head-to-head in the last five seasons. They have won 15 matches and drawn three of the 20 matches against SC Freiburg. The home team’s two wins in this duration came in 2021 when they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in both home fixtures.
Borussia Dortmund beat SC Freiburg 5-1 in their last Bundesliga match at the Signal Iduna Park thanks to a first-half brace by Thomas Meunier.
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund probable starting lineups
SC Freiburg: Mark Flekken (goalkeeper); Kiliann Sildillia, Matthias Ginter, Philipp Lienhart, Christian Gunter (captain); Maximilian Eggestein, Nicolas Hofler; Ritsu Doan, Roland Sallai, Vincenzo Grifo; Michael Gregoritsch.
Borussia Dortmund: Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper); Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro; Mahmoud Dahoud, Jude Bellingham, Marco Reus; Thorgan Hazard, Julian Brandt, Donyell Malan.
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2022-23 top picks and players to watch
SC Freiburg: Watch out for Vincenzo Grifo in this match. The Italian winger scored on the opening matchday of the Bundesliga season against FC Augsburg. He scored nine goals and made seven assists in the league last season. Grifo also scored four goals in the DFB Pokal 2021-22.
Borussia Dortmund: Julian Brandt is the top pick in this encounter from the visitors. The 23-year-old scored nine goals and made eight assists in Bundesliga 2021-22. The attacking midfielder has scored 62 goals in eight seasons in this league. He has also netted thrice for the German national team.
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2022-23 prediction
Borussia Dortmund have been dominant in this head-to-head in the Bundesliga. BVB have had a good pre-season and started the league and DFB Pokal campaigns with wins. They will have the edge going into this encounter.
SC Freiburg, however, have the home advantage in this fixture. They started their league campaign with a comprehensive win and also have enjoyed recent success against BVB. Freiburg will challenge last season’s Bundesliga runners-up all the way in this match.