Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Borussia Dortmund will be looking to climb to the Champions League berth when they take on Freiburg in what is expected to be the most exciting game of Saturday’s program. Edin Terzic’s troops recorded a 3-1 win over Augsburg at the weekend, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Since Freiburg experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their last league match, away win should be considered.
Despite failing to convert a penalty in the win over Augsburg, Erling Haland will be the man to watch in the away team. Freiburg were anything but impressive in the 3-0 defeat loss to Wolfsburg, and seeing that Borussia Dortmund eager to make amends for the poor first half of the season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Edin Terzic’s men. In the first half of the season Borussia Dortmund crushed Freiburg 4-0.
Highlighted Player (Nils Petersen):
Son to a football coach, Andreas, the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen is a physical forward best known for his clinical finishing. A former Bayern Munich striker never got a chance to prove his worth with Bundesliga giants and had to take a long road to prominence which included loan spells at Werder Bremen and Freiburg, before penning a permanent deal with Die Breisaguer in 2015.
Petersen’s impressive exploits during the 2017/18 season helped him get into Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup 2018 squad although his father Andreas would argue it was his personal influence that helped Joachim Loew write his son’s name in the 23-man list. Namely, Andres Piteresen spotted the Germany manager on a beach in January and decided to ask him about his son’s chances of making it into Germany World Cup squad.
Piteresen was rewarded with his senior Germany cap in an Austria friendly but unfortunately for his father missed out on the final squad for the tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.