Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund open the second round of the Bundesliga. The two sides meet at the Europa Park Stadium in Freiburg. The hosts reached the DFB Pokal finals last year, but lost in the trophy battle to RB Leipzig. They have a solid team, and even though a couple of players left the unit this summer, proper replacements have been acquired. On the other side, Borussia reacted fast following the situation with Haller, landing Anthony Modeste, one of the best strikers in the league last year.
Freiburg (+200) rolled over Augsburg in the opening round. The Zebras were very confident on the road, winning 0-4, and indicating another great season. They were on the verge of the UEFA Champions League last year yet choked in the end, allowing RB to go to the most prominent European competition.
As said, they trashed Augsburg in the opening round. This was the seventh consecutive game since the start of the preseason in which this unit didn’t lose. They posted five wins and two draws, with the note that they managed to eliminate Kaiserslautern on the road in the DFB Pokal following 1-1 during the regular 90 minutes.
This team plays fast football, trying to pressure the rivals upfront, and they usually score a lot of goals. Though, the defense stays unprotected frequently, so it is o wonder to see Freiburg conceding. Throughout the last campaign, seeing both teams scoring was a normal thing.
Borussia Dortmund (+100) landed Anthony Modeste, the 34-year-old French striker who had a very good season in Koln last year, scoring 20 goals and becoming one of the best attackers in the league. They didn’t have much time to react to the news of Haller’s illness, and Modeste looked like the best solution.
The Millionaires were better than Bayer Leverkusen in the first round, 1-0. When looking at the development in the field, that can’t be said because the guests dominated almost the entire second half, and a solid part of the first. Luck was on Borussia’s side, as VAR canceled two of Bayer’s goals.
Dortmund lost Haaland, and for the moment, besides Haller, Adeyemi is also questionable, which gives Edin Terzic too much trouble.
Ezekwem, Holer, and Schade are all out, the latter two due to injuries and the first because of a suspension.
Adeyemi is questionable, Ozcan as well, while Haller, Sule and Rothe won’t play for sure.
Head to Head Games
Both teams had a win in direct meetings last year. Freiburg was better at home, 2-1, while Dortmund smashed the Zebras at Signal-Iduna Park, 5-1.
The last four head-to-head games saw over 2.5 goals.
Goals are our choice here. Despite the fact that Borussia has problems upfront, they have the ability to score at least once at Europa Park. Freiburg will be offensive-minded too, and that should result in the hosts netting at least one goal as well. The odds for both teams netting are set at -200. For those who think that is low, go with BTTS and over 2.5 goals – the odds are at -125, which is excellent.
Pick: Both teams scoring -200
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