FC Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund Preview

FC Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – RheinEnergieStadion

Date: 2nd February 2018

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT

Peter Stoger returns to his old stomping ground in this game and he will be looking to take all three points back to Dortmund however, this struggling Cologne will be looking to spoil the party for him.

FC Cologne fans may have lost hope of survival this season despite their team qualifying for the Europa League last season but there is hope as they are just 4 points away from a relegation playoff spot and seven points away from safety.

Their form began to improve towards the end of last year and has continued this year with 3 wins, 2 draws and a single defeat in their last 6 games.

They have also lost only one of their last seven meetings with Dortmund and they need to go for the win here although a draw at home to Dortmund will continue their decent run of form.

Borussia Dortmund fans will be hoping their club’s sale of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will not affect their season too negatively and that Michy Batshuayi can provide them with the goals they need.

Aubameyang scored a brace in their last meeting with Cologne in September last year in a game that was a very one-sided win with Dortmund having 68% of the possession.

Dortmund come into this game with just 2 wins and 3 draws from their last 6 games.

Dortmund possess the quality to cause problems for Cologne’s defence which is the second worst in the league.

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

FC Cologne

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Hamburg SV 0-2 FC Cologne 20 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
W FC Cologne 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
L Schalke 04 1-0 FC Cologne 19 Dec, 2017 German DFB Pokal
W FC Cologne 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg 16 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Bayern Munich 1-0 FC Cologne 13 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Hertha Berlin 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 19 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
D Borussia Dortmund 0-0 VfL Wolfsburg 14 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Zulte-Waregem 8 Jan, 2018 Friendly
W Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-2 Borussia Dortmund 6 Jan, 2018 Friendly
L Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund 20 Dec, 2017 German DFB Pokal

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Borussia Dortmund 5-0 FC Cologne 17 Sep, 2017 German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 FC Cologne 29 Apr, 2017 German Bundesliga
FC Cologne 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 10 Dec, 2016 German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 FC Cologne 14 May, 2016 German Bundesliga
FC Cologne 2-1 Borussia Dortmund 19 Dec, 2015 German Bundesliga


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