FC Koln – Dortmund (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

FC Koln vs Dortmund Prediction & Tips

Cologne and Borussia Dortmund face at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 26 th round of the Bundesliga. Köln won away by (1‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 28‑11‑2020. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for the Bundesliga, on 23‑08‑2019, Borussia Dortmund only managed to win , by (1‑3). The goals of the match were scored by D. Drexler (29 ‘) for Cologne and by A. Hakimi (86’), J. Sancho (70 ‘) and Paco Alcácer (90’) for Borussia Dortmund. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away matches.

After 5 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 14th position, having won 22 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Union Berlin by (2‑1), after in the previous match they have tied (1‑1) at home, against Werder Bremen. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 25 conceded, against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats at home, with 15 goals scored and 25 conceded. For the league, Cologne won 7 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so the team hasn’t been very strong defensively. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 15 times and never managed to turn the score.

Colonia comes unmotivated for this match after the defeat, by 2-1, on the trip to the Union Berlin field, thus adding the fourth setback in the last five games held in the Bundesliga: the only goal of the team was signed by Ondrej Duda. In this match against Borussia Dormtund, the coach Markus Gisdol should play in the usual 4-3-3 with Elvis Rexhbecaj, Salih Özcan and Ondrej Duda the most advanced men in the team: the last athlete mentioned is very fast and strong when finishing. On the other hand, Jonas Hector is the main organizer and creator of the offensive process. For this match, the home coach cannot count on Jannes-Kilian Horn, suspended, as well as Sebastiaan Bornauw and Florian Kainz, who are physically challenged.

After 13 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 5th position, having won 42 points. In the last match, they have won at home against Hertha BSC by (2‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (4‑2) an away match against Bayern München. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the league, Borussia Dortmund won 13 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their league matches as a visitor, the most frequent result at halftime was 0‑0 (5 out of 13 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, for that reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored with great regularity, since it has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 13 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard.

Borussia Dortmund comes to this game with a 2-0 victory, receiving Hertha, thus returning to the championship triumphs after the defeat against Bayern Munich: the team’s goals were signed by Julian Brandt and Youssoufa Moukoko. In this game against Folonia we should observe a team organized in 4-3-3 with Thorgan Hazard, Giovanni Reyna and Erling Haaland being the most advanced men in the team. It should be noted that the foreign club has great quality in maintaining possession of the ball, finishing and offensive transition. For this match the coach Edin Terzic cannot count on Mats Hummels, Marco Reus, Mateu Morey, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Guerreiro, Manuel Akanji, Axel Witsel and Marcel Schmelzer, all with physical problems.

FC Koln – Dortmund FREE TIPS

Dortmund – Win @ 1.45

Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90