Two sides that started the new season with wins on the opening day clash on Friday evening, as Freiburg host Borussia Dortmund. A win for either side will be enough to take them to the top of the standings before any other team in the Bundesliga plays, but which team looks set to get the upper hand at Stade Europa-Park?
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Latest Betting
Despite a promising start to the new season, Freiburg are the outsiders to register a win in their first home game of the new season with BetXchange. The sportsbook currently has them priced up at 2/1, with Dortmund the clear favourites at 13/10.
The draw could be an interesting alternative, with this selection currently a 27/10 chance. Goals could be on the agenda at Stade Europa-Park, as over 2.5 goals is currently 11/20 in the betting. Dortmund’s newest additions, Karim Adeyami and Anthony Modeste, are joint favourites to open the scoring at 15/2.
Form Heading Into Fixture
Both Dortmund and Freiburg will be looking for strong campaigns in 2022-23, but both will have European commitments to contend with. It was a fine showing by Freiburg last term, as they finished sixth and qualified for the Europa League. It could be argued that they have strengthened over the summer without breaking the bank, as the additions of Matthias Ginter and Ritsu Doan both add quality to the defence and forward positions, respectively.
It was an excellent opening day performance by Freiburg last weekend, as they recorded a comfortable 4-0 win on the road against Augsburg. All the goals were scored in the second half, with Michael Gregoritsch opening the scoring in the 46th minute. Additional goals were added by Vincenzo Grifo, Matthias Ginter, and Ritsu Doan.
The aim for Dortmund this season is to close the gap on Bayern Munich, and look to challenge for the league title. That would appear difficult after losing influential forward Erling Haaland over the summer, but they have moved quickly in the market to replace the Norwegian. The signing of Karim Adeyami brings Bundesliga experience, while Niklas Sule and Nico Schlotterbeck both add defensive quality.
Dortmund faced a big test on the opening day in the Bundesliga, as they came up against Bayer Leverkusen. However, it was a winning start for the German giants, with Marco Reus scoring the only goal of the game after just ten minutes.
Freiburg have a reasonable recent record against Dortmund, as they have won two of the previous three matches between the sides. Both victories have been recorded at the Stade Europa-Park, including their 2-1 success last season. However, the previous meeting was won in dominant fashion by Dortmund, who triumphed 5-1 in January.
Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
It should be an exciting game in the Bundesliga on Friday, as both sides will once again be challenging for European spots. However, Dortmund look great value to record a second straight win at the start of the season, and Adeyemi could open his account for his new club.