Borussia Dortmund comes into this round of fixtures in the Bundesliga in a very solid position. They could go to the top of the standings on Saturday, but they will need to pick up maximum points on the road against FC Köln. The hosts will be looking for a first win in two.
This should be a high-quality fixture in the Bundesliga on Saturday, as both Dortmund and FC Köln will be in the mix for European places this season. Dortmund may be hoping for slightly more this term after a strong start to the season, as they currently sit three clear of Bayern Munich, and are just two points off the top of the table.
The German side has won three of their previous four league fixtures, and they bounced back from a second defeat of the season in strong fashion before the international break. That victory was recorded against Schalke, with Dortmund running out 1-0 winners at home. The only goal was scored with just over ten minutes remaining, as Youssoufa Moukoko broke the deadlock.
Last season was a terrific effort by FC Köln, as they finished in a European position. They will be looking to achieve the same feat once again this season, and they have started the new campaign in relatively good form. They come into this fixture sitting ninth in the standings, and could move up to as high as fourth with victory on Saturday.
However, Köln come into this fixture having failed to win in their previous two, while they have picked up just a single victory in their previous five fixtures. Before the international break, Köln were held to a 1-1 draw by Bochum. Köln levelled the scores with two minutes remaining on that occasion.
FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head
FC Köln is winless in three previous matches against Dortmund, with their previous victory coming back in November 2020. Since then, Dortmund has won once in the previous three matches. Two of the three have ended in draws, which includes a 1-1 tie in the previous meeting last season.
FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Both sides will be optimistic of getting a good result this weekend. Dortmund still appears to be hitting their top form, while Köln has been draw specialists in recent weeks. Therefore, we could see a draw being played out between the sides this weekend.