bundesliga.com previews the action following a miserable start to the year for Jürgen Klopp's crestfallen ensemble...
Confidence would appear to be at an all-time low in the Borussia Dortmund camp, with last season's runners-up going into Matchday 20 rock-bottom of the standings and two points points adrift of 16th-placed Freiburg, who themselves are only managing to keep their heads above water on goal difference.
Christian Streich brought in right-back Oliver Sorg and strike duo Nils Petersen and Mats Möller Daehli in midweek, but may be tempted to recall to beef up the midfield following Tuesday's narrow defeat at Mönchengladbach. Swiss striker Admir Mehmedi (ankle) is definitely out, however.
Kevin Großkreutz faces six weeks out after suffering a thigh tear in Wednesday's defeat to FC Augsburg. Lukasz Piszczek has injury troubles of his own, meaning Sokratis will likely fill in at right-back, with Neven Subotic partnering Mats Hummels in the centre of defence. Erik Durm, Sven Bender and Sebastian Kehl remain sidelined.
has been one of Freiburg's standout players so far this season, netting six goals in 19 appearances. The Czech international midfielder isn't the easiest man to mark and it's his movement that the hosts will look to exploit in and around Dortmund's uncertain back four.
Kevin Kampl hasn't let BVB's confidence issues get to him too much since joining the club from FC Salzburg during the winter break. The Slovenian trickster is without doubt a perfect match for the Yellow-Blacks and - just like Gladbach's Patrick Herrmann in midweek - is bound to cause Freiburg problems.
Christian Streich (Freiburg head coach): "It doesn't matter [what Dortmund are going through]. We always have utmost respect for them."
Hummels (BVB captain): "We've created 270 chances this season, but we're bottom of the table. I don't know what's up. It's a bizarre situation."
Freiburg kicked off the Rückrunde with a 4-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt, but slipped to a 1-0 reverse in Gladbach on Tuesday. They've only won twice in front of their own fans so far this season, but then again Dortmund - who've lost their last three in the league - have amassed just four points from a possible 30 away from home.
Nevertheless, BVB's record against Freiburg is about as one-sided as they come. Shinji Kagawa made a scoring return in black and yellow colours earlier in the campaign to make it nine wins on the trot against the men from the south-west, whose one and only top-flight success over Dortmund came back in May 2010.
Freiburg: Bürki - Sorg, Höhn, Torrejon, C. Günter - Darida, Frantz - Schuster, Schmid - Petersen, Möller Daehli
Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Sokratis, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Sahin, Gündogan - Kampl, Reus, Aubameyang - Immobile