Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg: Bundesliga Team News, Preview

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Borussia Dortmund will hope to welcome back a number of key players for their Bundesliga clash against SC Freiburg on Friday evening.

After suffering their first setback of 2024, Borussia Dortmund will be eager to return to winning ways on Friday as they go up against SC Freiburg at home in the Bundesliga. The Black and Yellows will know all about the importance of this game, and anything other than a win would certainly pile more pressure on the embattled Edin Terzic.

Borussia Dortmund welcomed the likes of Gregor Kobel, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Karim Adeyemi, Julien Duranville, and Julian Ryerson back into team training earlier this week. The club is being cautious with Jadon Sancho's fitness, and it currently remains to be seen whether he will be available for the clash against Freiburg.

Thomas Meunier's sale could present Marius Wolf with an opportunity in the starting XI. Emre Can and Mats Hummels will also hope to play from the start on Friday.

Freiburg have struggled with inconsistency all season long, but will look to pose a tough challenge to Borussia Dortmund on Friday evening. Christian Streich's side are currently seventh in the Bundesliga standings, and go into their trip to the Westfalenstadion on the back of two straight defeats.

Merlin Röhl will miss Friday's game through suspension for Freiburg, while Daniel-Kofi Kyereh and Philipp Lienhart are sidelined with injuries. Ritsu Doan could return to the squad following Japan's elimination from the Asia Cup.

Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg: Expected Starting XIs

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel - Süle, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen - Can, Sabitzer, Brandt - Malen, Bynoe-Gittens - Füllkrug

SC Freiburg: Atubolu - Kübler, Ginter, Gulde, Makengo - Eggestein, Höfler - Sallai, Muslija, Grifo - Höler