​Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action this weekend with a home game against Freiburg at the Westfalenstadion.


BVB backed up their impressive Champions League victory over PSG last week by beating Werder Bremen 2-0 last weekend, strengthening their grip on third place.

Erling Braut Haaland

Freiburg, meanwhile, lay ninth in the Bundesliga, 12 points behind Dortmund, and are in relatively iffy form, losing three of their last five games - including a 2-0 defeat at hime to

bottom-of-the-league Paderborn.


Here's 90min's preview of the game.


Where to Watch

When is Kick Off?Saturday 29 February
What Time is Kick Off?14:30 (GMT)
Where Is it Played?Westfalenstadion
TV Channel/Live Stream?Sky Sports Bundesliga 1 (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)/BT Sport YouTube Channel (Highlights)
Referee?*Not Yet Confirmed* (27/02/20)

Team News

​Marco Reus won't play in this fixture, as he's still recovering from a muscle injury that is likely to keep him out until early March. 


Thomas Delaney is also ruled out, with no timeframe yet put on his return to action.

Dominique Heintz,Mario Goetze

Freiburg right-back Lukas Kübler will miss his 18th consecutive match following knee surgery, while Albania international Amir Abrashi may also be absent because of a muscle tear he sustained last week.


Predicted Lineups

Borussia DortmundBürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou; Hakimi, Witsel, Can, Guerreiro; Sancho, Håland, Hazard
FreiburgSchwolow; Schmid, Gulde, Koch, Günter; Höfler, Haberer, Kwon, Höler, Grifo; Waldschmidt

Head-to-Head Record

This fixture will be the 40th meeting between the two sides in the ​Bundesliga


​Borussia Dortmund have a much better record, losing to Freiburg in only three of these matches. Dortmund have also won 79% of home league games with Freiburg, which doesn't bode well for the visitors.​

Luca Waldschmidt

On the other hand, Freiburg did earn a draw in their visit to the Westfalenstadion two years ago, and the reverse fixture this season ended 2-2 - an 89th minute own-goal from Manuel Akanji stealing Christian Streich's side an unlikely point.


Recent Form

All the headlines, quite rightly, have been stolen in recent weeks by the unstoppable goalscoring juggernaut that is wonderboy Erling Braut Håland.


But Dortmund as a team have been just as fluid this season, putting in some exceptionally impressive performances going forward.

After grabbing five goals in three consecutive wins in January, the Black and Yellows were given an almighty scare with two straight defeats at the hands of Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal and then Bayer Leverkusen in the league. Things have picked up again since, with BVB very much back to their creative best.


Freiburg have been on a sorry run of form for a team currently sitting as high as ninth. A 4-0 defeat at Köln was a torrid start to February and, barring a 1-0 home win against Hoffenheim, things haven't got much better.


Here's how both sides have fared in their last five games:


Borussia Dortmund

Freiburg
Werder Bremen 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (22/02)Freiburg 0-2 Fortuna (22/02)
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 PSG (18/02)Augsburg 1-1 Freiburg (15/02)
Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Frankfurt (14/02)Freiburg 1-0 Hoffenheim (08/02)
Bayer Leverkusen 4-3 Borussia Dortmund (08/02)Köln 0-4 Freiburg (02/02)
Werder Bremen 3-2 Borussia Dortmund (04/02)Freiburg 0-2 Paderborn (25/01)

Prediction

Borussia Dortmund can score any number of goals they like in Bundesliga games. Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard and Håland firing on all cylinders would likely yield four or five goals in a single afternoon.


Dortmund's problem is that they're also highly skilled at conceding goals. Freiburg haven't scored many this season though - Dortmund's 2.83 goals per game dwarfs the meagre 1.35 that Freiburg have averaged across their league fixtures.

Lukasz Piszczek,Mats Hummels,Emre Can

It's a home win, but Freiburg may well find themselves able to punish Dortmund's often exposed backline, especially with the prolific youngster Luca Waldschmidt up front. A couple each way, but a couple more for the hosts.


Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 4-2 Freiburg