FC Koln vs Dortmund Prediction & Match Preview

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FC Koln vs Dortmund kicks off Matchday 2 of the new Bundesliga season. FC Koln are looking for their first win of the season and would love to do so in front of their home crowd against a tough opposition. On the other hand, Dortmund will be looking to replicate their dominant performance in their opening match. An exciting match awaits us as the two teams face each other on Friday evening at the RheinEnergieStadion.

FC Koln vs Dortmund Prediction & Match Preview

Friday, August 23 – 14:30 EST – RheinEnergieStadion

FC Koln are coming off a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg. Despite winning the Bundesliga 2 championship last season and having a great record at home, they are undoubtedly the underdogs in this match. Christian Clements, Nikolas Nartey and Noah Katterbach will be unavailable due to injuries ahead of this fixture. Forward Simon Terodde¬†who came off the bench to score last game is expected to start. Anything but an exceptional performance from Achim Beierlorzer’s FC Koln will result in an unfavourable outcome against a team of Dortmund’s caliber.

On the other hand, Dortmund had an ideal start to season, defeating FC Augsburg 5-1 in their opening match. Despite scoring 5 last game, they looked questionable at the back. Lucien Favre’s Dortmund will need tighten up defensively on Friday and throughout the duration of the season if they are going to have any chance at putting an end to Bayern Munich’s dominance in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are looking for their 12th consecutive win in 2019. Keep an eye out for Paco Alcacer, Marco Reus and Jadon Sacho who are expected to put on a great performance and be the key difference makers. History suggests that the two teams have had a number of tight fixtures in recent years. We are also expecting at least a few goals between the two teams.