SC Freiburg will look to get back to winning ways when the welcome high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt to the Schwarzwald-Stadion on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).

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The Black Forest club have alternated wins and losses since returning to the top-flight as Bundesliga 2 champions in 2015/16. Christian Streich's men were beaten 3-1 by the free-scoring Borussia Dortmund last Friday, though the performance of young Turkey centre-back Caglar Söyüncü draw high praise from the coach. "I do not know if I would have been able to play like that at 20," he said.

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Eintracht are four points yet seven places better off than Freiburg in fifth. Die Adler played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Hertha Berlin last time out, with Chelsea FC loanee Michael Hector snatching a share of the spoils in the final minute at home to the capital club.

Match Facts

  • Freiburg have won their last eight home games – a record for Breisgau side.
  • Freiburg’s six goals this season have all come in the second half. Frankfurt, on the other hand, have conceded four out of their five goals against in the second half.
  • Nils Petersen scored a hat-trick the last time the sides met in the Bundesliga.
  • This is Frankfurt’s second-best start to the season since the introduction of the three-point system in the Bundesliga.
  • Frankfurt have not lost in three games – the longest streak to date under coach Niko Kovac.
  • Kovac never lost a match during his playing career against SC Freiburg (seven wins and three draws), this is, however, his first game against Freiburg as a coach.

The venue - Schwarzwald-Stadion

Freiburg's 24,000-capacity Schwarzwald-Stadion boasts a stunning back-drop, given the proximity of the Black Forest.
Freiburg's 24,000-capacity Schwarzwald-Stadion boasts a stunning back-drop, given the proximity of the Black Forest.