Bundesliga preview: Dortmund look to continue outstanding form at home to Freiburg.

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Borussia Dortmund will look to continue their impressive goal scoring record when they host Freiburg on Friday night, as the Bundesliga enters its fifth round of fixtures.

After a shock 1-0 defeat to RB Leipzig two weekends ago, Dortmund have hit back in stunning style, winning their last three matches, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Back to back 6-0 wins over Legia Warsaw and Darmstadt respectively was followed up by a resounding 5-1 victory at Wolfsburg in midweek – and prior to that match, Die Wӧlfe had yet to concede a goal.

Thomas Tuchel’s men have a fantastic record against Bresigau-Brasilianer, having only lost twice to them this century and are currently on a run of ten consecutive victories stretching back to 2010.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has four goals already this season for Die Borussen, and he scored three times against Christian Streich’s men back in 2014/15.

Freiburg have made a steady start to life back in the Bundesliga and start the weekend sitting comfortably in ninth place, following two wins and two defeats so far.

Dirk Schuster will come up against Darmstadt for the first time since he left the club in the summer, when they travel to Bavaria to face his Augsburg side.

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Dirk Schuster readying his Augsburg troops for Darmstadt battle. (Image Credit: goal.com)

Schuster took charge of Die Lillen back in 2012 and led them to back to back promotions into the Bundesliga after a 33-year absence. They finished 14th last season, and he then left to take over at the Augsburg Arena, replacing Markus Weinzierl.

Both sides have identical records so far this campaign, with Schuster’s current club only ahead of his previous one on goal difference.

Just ten years ago, these two teams were playing each other in the fourth tier of German football, with Augsburg having the upper hand, winning five of the six meetings. Last season though, it was Darmstadt who gained their first ever win against their opponents.

Bayern Munich are the only side left in the Bundesliga with a 100% record, after they dispatched of Hertha Berlin 3-0 in midweek.

This weekend, they travel to Hamburg to face Bruno Labbadia’s men, who are currently one of four teams yet to win a match this season.

That record doesn’t look like changing this time around, with Bayern’s record over their hosts almost unbelievable. Since 2011, Die FCB have beaten Hamburg 5-0 three times, 4-0, 6-0 and 9-2.

Two sides that have started the season very impressively this season are Koln and RB Leipzig and they face off for the first time ever on Sunday.

Peter Stoger’s men sit second in the table following a 3-1 win at Schalke in midweek, with Anthony Modeste scoring his fourth goal in as many games.

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Anthony Modeste has been a difficult opponent for defenders in the Bundesliga so far this season. (Image Credit: zdfsport.de) 

The Frenchman has found goals easy to come by during his short stay at the RheinEnergieStadion, scoring 15 in the last campaign as they finished ninth.

Leipzig start the weekend in sixth place, although they’ll be disappointed they couldn’t hold on for all three points against Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek, after leading for the majority of the game.

Other Fixtures

Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hertha Berlin

Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Ingolstadt

Werder Bremen vs Vfl Wolfsburg

Hoffenheim vs Schalke 04


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