Superb start for Freiburg
Freiburg kicked off their Bundesliga campaign with an impressive 4-0 road shutout at Augsburg. Backed by strong team performance, it was the summer signings that starred. Three of Freiburg’s new additions found their way onto the scoresheet, and it’s very important to note all four goals came in the second half.
Freiburg did employ plenty of long balls in the opening half, looking to find their way into the final third. They did capitalize on that approach in the second half. Ginter, his first game for Freiburg in 3,010 days, scored against Augsburg. That did mirror his club debut (Jan. 21, 2012), when he also scored against the same Augsburg.
After back-to-back top ten finishes, Freiburg managed to finish sixth last season, earning a Europa League group phase berth. We did include them many times in our soccer picks and parlays the last term, and will continue to do so as they have all the necessary weapons to beat the top teams in their domestic league.
While Christian Streich remains a flexible tactician for this club, Freiburg did achieve success using a 3-4-3 system last season. Freiburg is a well-drilled, high-pressing squad. They don’t usually alter their style of play against any opponent. though they can sometimes play a 4-4-2 in different moments of the game. That slight contrast offers Streich something different, at the same time giving another look to the opposition..
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Dortmund are fighting for a title
Captain Marco Reus scored Dortmund’s first goal of the season, making a winning start at Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund did put the pedal down against Leverkusen, scoring after just 10 minutes. They also managed to keep a clean sheet against one of the best attacking teams in Germany’s top-flight league. As was the case in the opening match last season, Reus had Dortmund’s first goal of the season. BVB have won their last eight openers, including seven at home. If you’re soccer betting online, remember that and use it in the future.
We already know that their summer transfer Sebastien Haller has been diagnosed with a testicular tumor, and will miss at least four months of the season. Dortmund did move fast, signing center-forward Anthony Modeste from Bundesliga-rival Cologne for a one-year contract. Modeste had 157 appearances at Cologne (two tenures), scoring 79 goals.
What Dortmund did over the summer will be the deciding factor as to whether they fight favored Bayern Munich for the title. They did recruit well, with the additions of Karim Adeyemi, Niklas Sule, and Nico Schlotterbeck. Dortmund last won the Bundesliga in 2011 and will be looking to end Bayern Munich’s 10 consecutive league wins this term. Dortmund isn’t done strengthening their squad, considering a move for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Freiburg vs Dortmund Head-to-Head
Freiburg managed to win two of the last three matches between the two sides, both at home. They’re also unbeaten in four of their last five games in front of their fans. At least three goals were scored in six of the last seven head-to-heads between the two sides, both teams contributing to the scoreboard in the last three.
Freiburg vs Dortmund Game Information
- Game: Freiburg (1-0-0) vs Dortmund (1-0-0)
- Location: Europa-Park Stadium (Freiburg)
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 12th, 2:30 a.m. ET
- Freiburg vs Dortmund Live stream: fubo.tv
Freiburg vs Dortmund Betting Lines
Freiburg vs Dortmund Predictions
The visitors enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +125 on the three-way Moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at three.
As was previously mentioned, these two teams have had high-scoring affairs against one another. Expect that trend to continue this Friday. Freiburg is very organized. We mustn’t underestimate them. They might even beat Dortmund, so won’t fade them. Let’s avoid the Moneyline, focusing on the goals market instead, It’s set too high, so we’ll combine two propositions.