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FC Koln vs Dortmund Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Dortmund missing key players

After winning the Revierderby, Dortmund will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Saturday when they face Koln. You can live bet on the German top-flight league by using our sportsbook.

Let’s check the latest Bundesliga odds, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for FC Koln vs Dortmund. We’ve plenty of Vegas Bundesliga odds for you to consider.

Cologne's German defender Timo Huebers vie for the ball
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FC Koln: Decent season

FC Koln was beaten for the first time in the Bundesliga this season in the narrow 1-0 defeat at home to league leaders Union Berlin. Unfortunately, they failed to bounce back, being kept to a 1-1 draw by bottom-placed Bochum.

For the first time since the 2017/18 Europa League campaign, FC Koln is back in the group stages of a European club competition after finishing their domestic league seventh in the standings. They lost their best striker Anthony Modeste who signed with Dortmund for one season. He made 157 appearances and scored 79 goals in two separate spells at Koln.

FC Koln is now sitting ninth in the Bundesliga standings with 10 points to their name. Koln was one of the best home teams last season losing just four of 17 games in front of their fans, allowing just 21 goals in the process. If you’re betting online, FC Koln is one of the teams to back when they are playing at home, no matter the opponent. All Sebastian Andersson, Julian Chabot, and Mathias Olesen should miss out with injuries for the home side.

Dortmund: Rock-solid at the back

Any time Borussia Dortmund look like they might be in with a shot of challenging Bayern for the Bundesliga title, they go and mess it up with an abysmal performance. Marco Rose’s time in charge of the Black & Yellows has been characterized by a series of questionable tactical decisions. Luckily for the fans, he got sacked after just one season in charge.

Rose guided Borussia Dortmund to second in the Bundesliga this season, eight points behind champions Bayern Munich, who won their 10th consecutive league title. Edin Terzic, the man who led BVB to a DFB Pokal two seasons ago came back to Dortmund. He had signed a contract to take over as head coach of the club until 2025.

He’s already proven that he can handle the role in the short term, but now the expectations on him are higher. Dortmund’s front office has invested significant resources to radically improve the quality of the squad by signing Sebastien Haller, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Karim Adeyemi, and Salih Ozcan. Unfortunately, they suffered a setback with Haller being diagnosed with a testicular tumor.

As we previously stated, they signed Modeste to replace the missing link. Captain Marco Reus made his 250th Bundesliga appearance for boyhood club Dortmund last round against Schalke but he got injured and he will be out for at least three more weeks. We still don’t trust Dortmund so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.

FC Koln vs Dortmund Head-to-Head

The two teams shared the spoils in their last four head-to-heads winning one each and drawing twice. Last season, Dortmund managed to earn four points from FC Koln winning 2-0 on home soil and being kept to a 1-1 draw on the road. We’ve seen at least three goals on the scoresheet in six of the last eight mutual encounters between the two sides with both teams contributing to the scoresheet on seven occasions. FC Koln has the joint best home defense in Bundesliga with just two goals conceded in three games.

FC Koln vs Dortmund Match Information

  • Game: FC Koln (5-2-0) vs Dortmund (4-0-2)
  • Location: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne)
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 9:30 a.m. ET
  • FC Koln vs Dortmund Live stream:

FC Koln vs Dortmund Betting Lines

The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

FC Koln vs Dortmund Prediction

Despite being on the road, the visitors enter this clash as favorites being priced at +105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.

With captain Marco Reus out for three weeks, it will be very difficult for Dortmund to return home with the three points. On top of that, Jude Bellingham is doubtful after getting a knock in the Nations League clash against Germany. Dortmund’s player to watch is Youssoufa Moukoko who scored his seventh Bundesliga goal, becoming the youngest ever player to reach that landmark. FC Koln has the ability to find the back of the net and we expect them to earn at least one point against Dortmund.

FC Koln vs Dortmund Match Detail

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