Record against Freiburg
Overall: 46 games, 25 wins, 5 draws, 16 defeats. 75:61 goal difference.
VfB were beaten by Freiburg in the first half of the campaign, losing 1-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. They last won in the Black Forest in 2018, when Mario Gomez scored twice in a 2-1 victory.
The only previous goalless draw between the two teams was on Matchday 18 of the 2000/01 season.
Freiburg suffered heavy defeats in both their last two away games (6-0 at Wolfsburg and 5-1 at Dortmund) but have only been beaten once in front of their own fans all season – against BVB in their first home game of the campaign. They have since registered six wins and two draws in the league at the Europa-Park Stadion.
Pascal Stenzel played for Freiburg between 2016 and 2019 before moving to Stuttgart, while Florian Müller spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at SCF from Mainz 05. Freiburg also have a former VfB player in their ranks: second-choice goalkeeper Benjamin Uphoff was part of Stuttgart’s U21 side from 2015 to 2017.
Freiburg defender Kiliann Sildillia and head coach Christian Streich were both sent off at Dortmund last weekend and will miss the game, while VfB will be without strikers Tiago Tomas (abdominal muscle strain) and Serhou Guirassy (adductor tear).