Koln vs Borussia Dortmund - High scoring Dortmund can continue to fire in Koln

Borussia Dortmund have scored 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9 matches
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Borussia Dortmund's Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho have started the season strong (Getty Images)

Koln vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Koln face a tough task against Borussia Dortmund in their first Bundesliga home match of the season at RheinEnergieStadion. The Billy Goats have defensive issues and I am tipping Dortmund to continue scoring goals, they have scored 3+ goals in seven of their last nine matches in all competitions and will be hard to  stop.

1. FC Köln Form & Team News

Koln scraped past Wehen Wiesbaden in the German Cup, winning in a penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw. The Billy Goats followed up with a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg to open their Bundesliga campaign. 

Simon Terodde’s added time consolation gives him a chance to start against Dortmund alongside new signing Ellyes Skhiri. Christian Clemens is injured and Louis Schaub is close to a return.

New manager Achim Beierlorzer needs some positive results. Koln lost 5-0 and 3-2 against Dortmund the last time they met in the Bundesliga and I am expecting more goals here.

Koln have seen over 3.5 goals in four of their last five Bundesliga matches and over 4.5 goals in their last two Bundesliga matches against Borussia Dortmund. Koln can be backed at 6.50 to win and 4.50 to claim a home draw.

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Koln head coach Achim Beierlorzer needs points on the board but it's unlikely against Borussia Dortmund (Getty Images)

BVB Borussia Dortmund Form & Team News

Borussia Dortmund crushed Augsburg 5-1 in their opening Bundesliga match of the season. Paco Alcácer (2), Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Julian Brandt all scored after the Black and Yellows conceded a cheap goal in the 1st minute.

New signings Mats Hummels, Nico Schulz and Thorgan Hazard started the match with Brandt scoring off the bench. Paco Alcácer and Jadon Sancho look to have hit a higher level this season and Axel Witsel had a strong game with two assists. 

Lucien Favre’s side gave up a nine point lead in the Bundesliga last season and won’t want a repeat this campaign. Beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the German Super Cup provides confidence that they can go one better in 2019/20. 

Borussia Dortmund have won their last 11 matches in all competitions and scored 2+ goals in their last 14 matches. Dortmund can be backed to beat Koln at 1.44 which will be a popular accumulator pick. 

Borussia Dortmund have seen over 3.5 goals in five of their last six Bundesliga matches. I am backing Borussia Dortmund to win & over 3.5 goals at 2.63.

Koln vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head

Borussia Dortmund lead Koln 42-35 after 106 matches that includes 29 draws. These clubs last met in the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with Dortmund winning twice.

A 5-0 home win saw Maximilian Philipp and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bag braces before a 3-2 win in Koln. Michy Batshuayi scored twice, Simon Zoller and Jorge Meré got it back to 2-2  for Koln but André Schürrle scored Dortmund's winner in the 84th minute.

Koln vs Borussia Dortmund Match Up

Koln have scored in their last seven home games against Borussia Dortmund. The problem is keeping Dortmund’s rampant attack quiet which could be a difficult task.

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Borussia Dortmund have an incrediible attack that includes Jadon Sancho, Paco Alcacer, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus (Getty Images)

Koln vs Borussia Dortmund Key Statistics

  • Koln have lost their last 4 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have conceded 2+ goals in their last 6 matches ( Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen over 3.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 Bundesliga matches.
  • Koln have seen over 4.5 goals in their last 2 matches against Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund have won their last 11 matches in all competitions.
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored 2+ goals in their last 14 matches (all competitions).
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Borussia Dortmund have seen over 3.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Bundesliga).


Koln have home advantage, but their defence could be chasing shadows here. Borussia Dortmund’s attack is on fire and they should have too much over 90 minutes.

Best Bet: Dortmund Win &Over 3.5 @ 2.63 at bet365 - 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Dortmund Win 4-1 @ 17.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

Koln took the lead and were ahead in the 69th minute, but couldn't hold on as Borussia Dortmund won 3-1. One goal short of our correct score tip but we take the 5.52 unit profit.
Betting Slip | 23 Aug 2019

Cologne v Borussia Dortmund

Best Bet WON

Bet 4 Win 10.52
Dortmund Win &Over 3.5

Correct Score Tip LOST

Bet 1 Win 17.00
Dortmund Win 4-1
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