Borussia Dortmund vs Köln Match Prediction: October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021 3:30 pm
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
Borussia Dortmund have faced FC Koln 29 times in the Bundesliga and their head-to-head stats suggest that Dortmund have emerged victorious on 16 occasions, whereas FC Koln have won 5 matches. 8 of the meetings between these two teams have ended in a draw. Regardless, this encounter usually is a high-scoring game with an average of 2.86 goals scored when Dortmund take on Koln in the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund vs Koln Match Prediction: Team News, Probable XI
The stats indicate that Borussia Dortmund rely heavily on their attacking players to help them win matches. The team average 6 shots on goal every match which increases the chances of conversion of these shots into goals and ultimately securing the three points.
Leading up to this match, Borussia Dortmund have made 1141 attacking plays, 25 of which have resulted in goals. Koln, on the other hand, have made 1023 attacking plays and scored just 15 times from these plays, indicating a lack of finishing ability from their strikers.
Köln (Probable XI): T. Horn, B. Schmitz, J. Hector, D. Ljubicic, L. Kilian, R. Czichos, S. Özcan, O. Duda, A. Modeste, M. Uth, F. Kainz.
Dortmund (Probable XI): Kobel, Akanji, Pongracic, Zagadou, Passlack, Bellingham, Can, Brandt, Hazard, Reus, Malen.
Key Players and Matchups
Borussia Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus is instrumental in the team’s ability to score goals as his exceptional vision allows him to link up with the attacking players leading to goals. In the German Bundesliga season 2021/22, Marco Reus has played 8 matches in which he’s scored 2 goals and has made 3 assists with a pass completion rate of 84%.
Koln will be relying on their striker Ellyes Skhiri to score goals. In the German Bundesliga season 2021/22, Ellyes Skhiri has played 6 matches and from the 8 shots on goal, he’s scored 3 goals. This kind of efficiency will be required if Koln are looking to take points off Dortmund.
Given the start both teams have made to the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, the stats indicate that Borussia Dortmund have an upper hand over Koln.