Bundesliga preview: Dortmund to keep it clean without Haaland; away wins for Freiburg and more

A look at the best bets in the German Bundesliga this weekend with away wins tipped for Freiburg, Union Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Dortmund will have to win away at struggling Arminia Bielefield without the prolific Erling Haaland on Saturday.

The 13-goal striker, who had only just returned from a muscle problem, has suffered a new injury blow, Dortmund coach Marco Rose revealed on Friday.

"Erling Haaland won't play and will be absent for a few weeks with a hip flexor injury," Rose told a press conference.

"Haaland has of course been down. He was happy to be back and still felt really good after the Mainz game."

Dortmund's price has been lengthening as a result, but they should still get the job done against a home side, who are yet to win a game this season.

Bielefeld also have an awful record against BVB and have not won any of their last four top-flight meetings. In fact they haven't even scored in that run and their last goal against Dortmund was back in May 2008.

This season they have scored just four league goals and it's worth chancing Dortmund to keep a clean sheet at 29/20.

Wolfsburg vs Freiburg

Freiburg are still the only Bundesliga team yet to lose this season.

Christian Striech's side sit in fourth spot after finishing 10th last season. A victory over Borussia Dortmund in August saw them put their marker down and 16 points from the first eight games is a new club record.

They also have the best defensive record in the league so far with just six goals conceded and look like decent value at 12/5 to win at Wolfsburg.

Wolfsburg after a super start find themselves sixth, having taken just a point in four league games.

Their four straight victories at the start of the season have been long forgotten. Tuesday's defeat to Salzburg in the Champions League was their third on the spin and Mark van Bommel's men are in a slump.

They were well beaten in Austria in midweek and the Lower Saxons failed to register a single shot on target in the second half.

Stuttgart vs Union Berlin

We are going to side with the in-form Union Berlin and their hot striker Taiwo Awoniyi on Sunday.

The former Liverpool striker is a man in form with six Bundesliga goals so far, in fact he has claimed half of Union's 12-goal total and has 10 in all competitions.

Awoniyi was on target in last weekend's 2-0 win over Wolfsburg and he netted in the Europa League defeat to Feyenoord on Thursday and he is an 8/5 chance to score against Stuttgart.

Union are also currently on a three-game winning streak in the league. And a fourth straight win will break a record having never won four in a row in the Bundesliga.

They are 7/4 shots to make history and they look worth supporting.

Stuttgart have had a slow start to their campaign. They won just one of their first five games, but they recorded a notable win over Hoffenheim at the start of October.

Pellegrino Matarazzo's men have a number of COVID-19 issues and a host of injuries.

Most notably, Sasa Kalajdzic and Silas Katompa Mvumpa, who combined for 27 goals last season.

Bochum vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt have endured a strange season.

Oliver Glasner's side were beaten 5-2 on the opening weekend by Borussia Dortmund - not a shock by any means. But they then played out five draws before claiming their only Bundesliga win to date at Bayern Munich.

The champions hadn't lost under Julian Nagelsmann or been beaten in the Bundesliga at home since November 2019 until the Eagles turned up and won 2-1.

They could not follow up that result though and lost at home to Hertha Berlin last weekend, but keeper Kevin Trapp says they may have turned the corner.

Frankfurt rolled Olympiacos over 3-1 in the Europa League on Thursday and Trapp says they can take huge confidence from the result.

"The way we played football today, especially on that second goal, you have to tip your hat to that. That was quite the treat," said Trapp.

Glasner, whose side kept their foot on the gas all night and should have won by a much higher margin, claimed his side "played well".

And they look worth supporting at 6/5 with Planet Sport Bet to maintain that momentum with a win at Bochum.

Bochum are just a point behind Frankfurt and have lost five of their eight games.

However, they chalked up a valuable 1-0 win over rock-bottom Greuther Fürth last time out.

Coach Thomas Reis though is without a clutch of first teamers, including the dangerous Simon Zoller.

He has two goals and two assists, but misses out along with Robert Tesche, Herbert Bockhorn and Maxim Leitsch.

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