Borussia Dortmund do not have a better overall record against any other current Bundesliga club. There have previously been 31 wins, 11 draws and five defeats against Sportclub Freiburg. The facts on the home game at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Friday.
The scenario: Fourth versus seventh. The Black & Yellows have the statistical upper hand: Borussia have taken 43 out of a possible 45 points from the last 15 meetings in Dortmund and in Freiburg. BVB have won their last five home matches against the Breisgau outfit by 17-2 goals.
Home/away: Borussia Dortmund have failed to score in only one of their last 61 Bundesliga home games but currently only occupy fifth place in the home table. They have dropped points in four of their 10 matches at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. Sportclub Freiburg have lost more than half of their away matches (six out of 10) and are positioned in eighth place in the away table.
Head-to-head record: Borussia do not have such a good record against any current Bundesliga team. The Black & Yellows have failed to score in only two of their 47 games. 14 of the last 15 home games have ended in victory (44-5 goals). The Baden outfit have won only one of their last 23 visits to BVB: a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Soumaila Coulibaly and Sebastian Kehl (!) under coach Volker Finke on 21 October 2001. Borussia have come from behind to win this fixture – home and away – seven times; Freiburg have not lost more games in which they were 1-0 up to any other club.
Statistics: Borussia Dortmund have won three of their last four matches and are unbeaten in six matchdays. Terzic's charges have not fallen behind in any of their last five matches; but when they have done so this season, they have had an answer for it. BVB have taken points from six matches in which they have been behind – only Augsburg have done so more often (eight times). Freiburg have won only one of their last five away matches and, with 28 points, have nine fewer points on the board than they did at the same stage of last season. One of the reasons for that is the lower number of goals scored: 26 rather than 32.
Biggest home win: Braces from Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski followed by a goal from Jakub Blaszczykowski secured a 5-0 victory on 28 September 2013. There have been 5-1 wins for BVB in both of the last two campaigns.
Compiled by Boris Rupert