The match facts
The statistics favour the Black & Yellows
Borussia Dortmund do not boast such a good overall record against any other current Bundesliga club. They have recorded 29 wins and 11 draws against Sportclub Freiburg, losing only five times. This is a meeting of the two teams with the most clean sheets this season. The facts on the home game at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.
The scenario: Fourth versus fifth. Borussia Dortmund and SC Freiburg will go into their clash at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on level terms, with 34 points from 18 games apiece. The Black & Yellows are unbeaten in 14 Bundesliga home games against Streich's side – their longest such run against any opponent – and have taken 40 out of a possible 42 points during that run. This will be their fourth meeting where both clubs are among the top five in the table.
Home/away: Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in six home games (five wins, one draw) and have scored at least one goal in each of their past 42 Bundesliga home games (ongoing club record). Only Leipzig (seven home wins in nine home games) have won in front of their own fans more often than BVB (6 in 8). Freiburg went unbeaten in their first six away games of the season but have lost their last three on the bounce. Overall, however, only Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt have lost fewer games on the road than Freiburg. With 14 points (four wins, two draws and three defeats), the Breisgau outfit occupy eighth place in the away table.
Head-to-head record: Borussia Dortmund do not have such a good overall record against any other current Bundesliga club. The Black & Yellows have failed to score in only two of their 45 previous meetings. 13 of the past 14 home games have ended in victory (39-4 goal difference). The Baden outfit have won on only one of their 22 visits to BVB: on 21 October 2001, coach Volker Finke guided them to a 2-0 win with goals from Soumaila Coulibaly and Sebastian Kehl! Borussia have turned this fixture – home and away – around seven times from losing positions; Freiburg have not lost more games in which they led 1-0 to any other club.
Statistics: Borussia Dortmund have won their last three games and now have 11 victories this season. Only Union Berlin have won that many matches. Freiburg have emerged victorious 10 times, losing on only four occasions. Only Bayern (one) and Leipzig (three) have suffered fewer defeats. No team has played out fewer stalemates than BVB (one). The Black & Yellows have kept a clean sheet in seven matches – they had kept only two by the same stage of last season. Freiburg are the leaders in this category with eight clean sheets.
Biggest home win: On 28 September 2013, Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski both bagged a brace before Jakub Blaszczykowski scored to round off a 5-0 victory. Last year, on 14/01/2022, there was a 5-1 home victory.
Compiled by Boris Rupert