Borussia Dortmund have a better head-to-head record against Sportclub Freiburg than any other current Bundesliga club. There have been 25 wins, 11 draws and only three defeats. Here are the facts on Saturday's home game at a sold-out Signal Iduna Park.
The scenario: BVB are unbeaten in 17 Bundesliga matches against Freiburg – their longest ongoing unbeaten streak against any club. Over the past decade, there have been 14 wins and three draws. Dortmund have the second-best record since the winter break, while ninth-placed Freiburg are currently in their lowest position this season.
Home/away: No team has recorded more home wins than Borussia Dortmund (eight in 11 home matches). Freiburg have lost only one of their past four Bundesliga away matches, though they have won only one of their last nine outings on the road – a 2-1 victory in Mainz on 18 January.
Personnel matters: Lucien Favre will report on the personnel situation at the pre-match press conference at 13:00 CET today (live on BVB TV).
Head-to-head record: Borussia Dortmund have a better head-to-head record against SC Freiburg than any other current Bundesliga club (W25, D11, L3). The Black & Yellows have failed to score in only two of their 39 meetings. They have won 10 of the last 11 meetings at home (goal difference 29-3). Borussia have come from behind six times against Freiburg, who have lost more games in which they went 1-0 up against BVB than any other club. The Baden outfit have won only one of their 19 away games against BVB. That came under Volker Finke on 21 October 2001, with Soumaila Coulibaly and Sebastian Kehl scoring in a 2-0 win.
Statistics: Borussia Dortmund have won five of their six matches since the winter break. Only two teams have more victories than BVB (13), while only Leipzig (three defeats) have suffered fewer losses than the Black & Yellows. Freiburg have won only one of their last five Bundesliga games but already have 33 points – six more than they had at the same stage of last season. Freiburg already have more wins this term (nine) than in all of the 2018/19 season (eight).
Biggest home win: Borussia Dortmund recorded a 5-0 win on 28 September 2013, with Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski scoring braces before Jakub Blaszczykowski rounded off the scoring.
Referee: The appointment will be announced by the DFB during the course of Thursday afternoon.
Attendance: All 81,365 spaces in Signal Iduna Park have been sold! The visitors from Freiburg will be bringing 4,800 fans. As a result, the away and day ticket offices shall remain closed.
Compiled by Boris Rupert