Borussia Dortmund recovered quite nicely from the loss to Bayer Leverkusen by winning against Augsburg. Now by hosting Freiburg they aim for another three points that would put them higher than the 8th place they are on now. It might end being a doable win, but it might turn to be rather difficult in wake of the new wave of injuries the team has been hit with.
Freiburg have only one point from the first matches of the season, and they look towards the Signal Iduna Park clash as a means to thank the supporters for their continued help. They are yet to score in this Bundesliga edition, but the missed penalty from last game does not leave them looking poised to do some damage this time. Freiburg also lost some of their best players this season, Mathias Ginter transferred to Dortmund and Oliver Baumann to Hoffenheim.
Marco Reus got injured once again during the last minutes of Germany’s match against Scotland and is set to miss four weeks of competitions. Ciro Immobile got a knock in his start for Italy, but should be fit to play at least for his Champions League match. Schmelzer, Hummels, Gundogan and Sahin will also find their names on the unavailable list. Last time the two teams met Dortmund won 5-0, with goals from Reus, Lewandowski and Blaszczykowski, but considering that neither will start on Saturday it remains to be seen how Klopp will use his squad. Thankfully for Dortmund they got their playmaker back, and whether Kagawa starts this week or the next one is a matter of time.
Ladbrokes gives Dortmund 1.28 odds to win outright, Freiburg gets 10.00, and a draw is at 5.50. Both teams to score and Dortmund to win is among the most popular betting markets at 2.55, and Dortmund with a -2.0 Handicap at 2.50. The home team to win to nil is at 2.10, and Freiburg to win either half is at 4.20. Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang to score anytime are at 2.00 and we’re betting 8 units on Dortmund to lead after 30 minutes with 2.05 odds from Ladbrokes.