Borussia Dortmund have a better record against SC Freiburg than any other current Bundesliga club they have faced at least three times. There have been 27 wins, 11 draws and five defeats. Here are the facts on Friday night's home game at Signal Iduna Park.
The scenario: The Black & Yellows are unbeaten in 13 Bundesliga home games against Freiburg – their longest ongoing undefeated run against a Bundesliga opponent – and have taken 37 out of a possible 39 points during that time. It will be the third time overall and the first time in Dortmund that the two teams have gone head-to-head while in the top four. BVB are second and are the only team in addition to Bayern Munich to have a double-digit number in the win column (12), while Freiburg are fourth and have the second-best points tally after 18 matches in their history (30 points).
Home/away: Borussia Dortmund have won 12 of their last 13 Bundesliga home games and have already amassed 24 points at home this term – that's almost twice as many as at the same stage of last season (13). Only Bayern Munich have more away victories (six) than Freiburg (four). However, the men from Baden-Württemberg have won only one of their last four away games – a 6-0 triumph in M'gladbach on 5 December 2021.
Head-to-head record: Borussia have a better overall record against Freiburg than against any other current Bundesliga club. The Black & Yellows have only failed to score in two of their 43 previous meetings. Twelve of the past 13 home games have ended in victory (34-3 combined goal difference). Borussia have come from behind six times in this fixture; Freiburg have not lost more games in which they were 1-0 up against any other club. The men from Baden have won on only one of their 21 visits to BVB; under Volker Finke's stewardship, they ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Soumaila Coulibaly and Sebastian Kehl on 21 October 2001.
Statistics: The Black & Yellows have scored at least one goal in each of their last 12 Bundesliga matches, but have kept only one clean sheet in their last eight outings. Freiburg have taken maximum points only once in their last four Bundesliga games – a 2-1 win against Leverkusen on 19.12.2021. However, only Bayern Munich (three) have suffered fewer defeats than Christian Streich's charges (four).
Biggest home win: Braces by Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski were followed up by a goal from Jakub Blaszczykowski in a 5-0 victory on 28 September 2013.
Compiled by Boris Rupert