Borussia Dortmund vs Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park.
Der BVB still remain the sole challenger to the monopoly that Bayern have been enjoying in the German top flight for the last several years.
As of now, the former are placed second in the table, a single point below their arch-rivals. They have also scored the second-most number of goals in the competition (the most being by the Bavarians).
Going on, they are at home, and have a 100% winning record there this season, barring their loss against the defending champions.
This weekend, they are pitted against one of the worst teams in the league. The Billy Goats are 17th in a table of 18, and share the same number of points with the dead-last placed Schalke.
They are also yet to record a win this season, and have been a total disaster on the road for almost the whole of this year.
Furthermore, they also have a terrible h2h record against this rival over the years.
By all means, expect a Borussia Dortmund win this weekend.
Borussia Dortmund vs Koln: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 5-1 win at home for Lucien Favre’s men.
- They are on a four-fixture winning run, and had scored a total of 16 goals in the process.
- They had also registered 27 of the former 32 overall wins.
- It’s been 29 years since the hosts have lost at this venue.
- At this stadium, the home team had won 16 of the preceding 20 clashes.
Borussia Dortmund vs Koln: Prediction
Der BVB recorded a 2-5 win on the road the last match-day in the league, against Hertha. Astonishingly, the lanky Erling Haaland slotted in four of his team’s goals.
In the meantime, Markus Gisdol’s men lost 1-2 at home against Union Berlin. Going on, they are on a nine-match winless run, and of these six were wins. And since February, they have secured a total of one clean sheet, which had come against a team from the lower division in the DFB Pokal.
They also have a single win away from home in the past eight months. On the other hand, Favre’s men have been tearing apart opponents (as usual). They had won eight of their last ten games, and the two losses during this stretch had come against Bayern, and Lazio (CL).
Finally, they also have a superb h2h record against this rival over the years, where they have scored goals in plenty.
As such, expect Borussia Dortmund to easily secure the three points, and expect the likes of Haaland, Jadon Sancho etc to turn this into a goal-fest. The Norwegian striker has found the back of the net six times in the past two games alone.
Borussia Dortmund vs Koln: Betting Tips
Borussia Dortmund -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).