FC Köln v Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga Action on Match-day 8
Champion’s League hopefuls Dortmund, travel to Cologne on Saturday, as second takes on ninth in the League.
FC Köln’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 10 points this season
Cologne’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Steffen Baumgart, with a 1-1 draw to Bochum in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Union Berlin. The Billy Goats will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.
Also, Cologne seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with four draws in six matches. With 10 points, they currently sit ninth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 1 losses and 4 draws having won two meetings, drawn four games, and lost one game.
Playing at home, Cologne have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.
A win in this fixture, would take FC Köln’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
Cologne have a good scoring record this season, with 11 netted so far (10 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Florian Kainz (2), Benno Erik Schmitz (1), and Timo Hubers (1). Cologne have conceded eight goals.
Cologne’s squad has depth, but even so, Steffen Baumgart is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.
This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen Borussia Dortmund achieve 15 points
Dortmund will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Schalke and RB Leipzig.
Also, Dortmund keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With a second position in the league and 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 15 points in the League having won five fixtures and lost two meetings.
Dortmund will travel to Cologne with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two wins and one defeats.
A win in this fixture would take Borussia Dortmund’s points to 18 in the League.
Edin Terzic could be missing up to seven of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.
FC Köln v Borussia Dortmund – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Dortmund with a greater number of wins. In the last 43 meetings, they have enjoyed 26 victories, to Cologne’s seven victories. Also, Dortmund have been hugely successful away to Cologne of late, winning 11 matches times in the last nine. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
For Cologne, Florian Kainz scoredtwo goals in seven League fixtures this season, while Marco Reus, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in seven League games this campaign for Dortmund.