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Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg

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Borussia Dortmund v Hertha BSC - Bundesliga Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images

Rejoice! The international break is over, and after an agonizingly long two weeks, club football is finally back. Tomorrow, match-day three, Borussia Dortmund will travel to the picturesque Black Forest to take on SC Freiburg.

While Freiburg made quite a bit of noise in the Bundesliga last season, fighting to a strong 7th place, they’ve struggled during the opening weeks of this season. They’ve drawn and lost against Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig respectively, and have already been knocked out of the Europa League. Thus, they shouldn’t be much of a challenge for Borussia Dortmund.

Speaking of BVB, Peter Bosz’s side are off to a flying start. After a concerning preseason, Bosz has calmed the fanbase’s nerves completely with two dominating wins against Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg. Best of all, BVB kept clean sheets in both wins, which means we’re top of the table!

It should be a pretty simple match tomorrow. Freiburg have been toothless so far this season, and we have no reason not to expect a win for Dortmund.

Lineup

This is pretty much what you would expect from a Peter Bosz Borussia Dortmund side. It’s a classic Dutch 4-3-3, one that we will be more than used-to by the end of the season. Nuri Sahin has been fantastic as a holding midfielder so far. He’s been getting more involved on offense, at least compared to what we’ve gotten used to with Julian Weigl. The results so far have been phenomenal.

The only change from the Hertha Berlin match two weeks ago is the return of Marcel Schmelzer in place of Dan-Axel Zagadou. It’s the captain’s first match since he ruptured a ligament in his ankle in July.

Mario Götze gets the start again, which is good to see. He’s been improving since getting treatment for his metabolic disorder, and looked especially masterful against Wolfsburg.

Prediction: Freiburg 0:3 BVB

Go big or go home, right? Dortmund have been on a roll so far, and there’s no reason not to expect a comprehensive win, especially against Freiburg.