Borussia Dortmund vs FC Cologne Preview

 Borussia Dortmund vs FC Cologne 

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – Signal-Iduna-Park

Date: 29th April 2017

Kick-off time – 14:30 GMT+1

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3rd placed Borussia Dortmund host 8th placed Koln as they bid to stay ahead of Hoffenheim in the race for the top three.

Borussia Dortmund are currently 3rd with 56 points after 30 games.

They are 6 points behind 2nd placed RB Leipzig and just 1 point ahead of 4th placed Hoffenheim.

They have won 4 of their last 6 games, losing just 1.

They have won all of their last 5 home games in the league and have scored at least 3 goals in 4 of those 5 home wins.

This is another opportunity for them to run riot.

8th placed Koln have been dismal recently with 2 losses and 1 draw in their last 3 league games.

They are currently 3 points off the last European place and if they do not win this game, they might just have to forget about qualifying for the Europa League next season.

After beating Darmstadt 1-6 on 28th January, they have gone 6 away games without a win, losing 5 of those games.

If they lose this game, they might drop down to 10th position in the league table so much is at stake in this tie.

Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer – Passlack, Castro, Weigl – Dembele, Aubameyang, Reus

Coach: Thomas Tuchel

Absentees: Bartra (broken arm), Durm (thigh), Götze (metabolic), Schürrle (Achilles), Sahin (ankle)

Cologne: Horn – Klünter, Subotic, Heintz, Hector – Lehmann, Höger – Jojic, Bittencourt – Osako, Modeste

Coach: Peter Stöger

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Borussia Dortmund last 5 matches (most recent first):
26/04/17 (a)Bayern Munich 2-3 W
22/04/17 (a)Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-3 W
19/04/17 (a)Monaco 3-1 L
15/04/17 (h)Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 W
12/04/17 (h)Monaco 2-3 L
 
1. FC Köln last 5 matches (most recent first):
21/04/17 (h)TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 D
15/04/17 (a)FC Augsburg 2-1 L
08/04/17 (h)Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-3 L
04/04/17 (h)Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 W
01/04/17 (a)Hamburger SV 2-1 L

Last time they met: 1. FC Köln 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

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