Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg: prediction for the Bundesliga match
Borussia lost two most recent head-to-head matches to Freiburg, but will the Bumblebees be able to end that streak on January 14? Will favourite pick up three points? The answer is in our prediction.
Borussia got off to a steady start of Bundesliga season and managed put up a serious fight to Bayern for the title throughout the first half of the season. But Marco Rose's team was unable to play the whole first half of the season without any mistakes, so Bavarians managed to create a handicap. The Bumblebees are currently at the 2nd spot with 37 points in the asset, six points adrift from the leader.
Before the previous round handicap was even bigger, but Borussia managed to get advantage out of their main competitor's mistake in the last round. The Bumblebees conceded two goals in the first half of the match against Eintracht and were not looking impressive overall, but put up a great performance at the end of the match and recorded a 3:2 victory over the Eagles, a second one for them in three most recent rounds.
Freiburg got off to a successful start of the season, they suffered the first defeat only in the 11th round, losing to Bayern (1:2). Christian Streich's team easily secured a spot in Top-4 and they are still holding on to their position, despite all the predictions about the slump. The Griffins are currently at the 4th spot with 30 points, but they have no significant advantage over their competitors.
A 5th-placed Bayer is only one point away, Koln and Union are only two points away, Eintracht and Leipzig are also hunting for the 4th spot. Freiburg lost their significant handicap after slip-ups in recent matches - in four most recent rounds the Griffins recorded only one victory, beating Bayer (2:1). Another mistake can lead to their drop from the Champions League zone.
Two out of eight most recent home matches of Borussia ended with that score
In three most recent home matches of Borussia this bet played
In each of two most recent matches Freiburg scored in the first half
In recent matches Borussia failed to put up a great performance, but now the Bumblebees are gaining form and their injured players are coming back to the line-up. Borussia will surely play for a victory in the match against one of their main competitors for the Champions League zone and the Bumblebees should be able to secure a positive result, Freiburg is too inconsistent now.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Borussia
Borussia have problems with defense - in two most recent matches the Bumblebees conceded five goals. But team is able to get out of tricky situations with their great offensive game. Freiburg has many problems with their defense and they are not in their best form. We think that hosts will record a narrow victory over their opponent.
Our second bet is on Borussia to win by two goals