Borussia Dortmund - Freiburg Preview: Jurgen Klopp's men can smash Bundesliga points record with victory
The hosts will look to wrap up their league campaign in style against Christian Streich's men, who have already ensured survival
By Enis Koylu
Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gotze, Kagawa, Perisic
Mujdza, Diagne, Ginter, Sorg
Schmid, Flum, Makiadi, Caligiuri
Jurgen Klopp has a nearly full-strength squad of players to choose from for the visit of Freiburg. The only absentees are defenders Patrick Owomoyela, who has a calf problem, and Julian Koch, who is yet to return to fitness after a lengthy lay-off.
Lukasz Piszczek was rested in favour of the former for last weekend's win over Kaiserslautern, and should slot in at right-back, while Mario Gotze should continue his return from injury on the right wing.
Despite scoring a hat-trick last time out, Lucas Barrios is expected to drop to the bench in favour of Robert Lewandowski.
Meanwhile, Freiburg also have a nearly full-strength squad to choose from, with the only projected absence being Julian Schuster, who has a facial injury.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- If Borussia Dortmund overcome Freiburg, they will set a new league record for number of points achieved in a season.
- If selected, Lucas Barrios (pictured, right) will be making his final Bundesliga appearance, before moving to China to play for Guangzhou Evergrande.
- The hosts are in the midst of a 27-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga.
- The last time Freiburg won at Signal Iduna Park was in 2001-02, when they managed a 2-0 victory over Dortmund.
- In 1994-95, the Breisgau-based team's second ever Bundesliga season, they finished a mere three points behind BVB, who were crowned champions.
- Only Hertha Berlin and Koln have conceded more goals than Freiburg in the league this season.
Top 3 Predictions
Borussia Dortmund 8-0 SC Freiburg
- 17.9 %
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 SC Freiburg
- 13.3 %
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SC Freiburg
- 10.49 %
|1. Bundesliga (BUN)||28-Sep-2013||Borussia Dortmund 5 - SC Freiburg 0|
|1. Bundesliga (BUN)||16-Mar-2013||Borussia Dortmund 5 - SC Freiburg 1|
|1. Bundesliga (BUN)||27-Oct-2012||SC Freiburg 0 - Borussia Dortmund 2|
|1. Bundesliga (BUN)||05-May-2012||Borussia Dortmund 4 - SC Freiburg 0|
|1. Bundesliga (BUN)||17-Dec-2011||SC Freiburg 1 - Borussia Dortmund 4|
|04-Dec-2013||1. FC Saarbruecken 0 - Borussia Dortmund 2||GERC|
|30-Nov-2013||Mainz 1 - Borussia Dortmund 3||BUN|
|27-Nov-2013||Borussia Dortmund 3 - Napoli 1||UCL|
|23-Nov-2013||Borussia Dortmund 0 - Bayern 3||BUN|
|09-Nov-2013||VfL Wolfsburg 2 - Borussia Dortmund 1||BUN|
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