Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips: 2, 2019-08-23

Bundesliga Betting Tips

Friday 23rd August 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Dortmund win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.50 (odds taken at 03:42 GMT, 23 August 2019)

1 X 2
6.00 4.75 1.44

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 23 2019 at 03:42)

The German top flight season continues with one match being played on Friday night with a clash between Cologne and Borussia Dortmund as the betting tips continue at the RheinEnergieStadion.

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Cologne Prediction – Can Cologne bounce back at home?

Friday night’s hosts, Cologne, saw their new Bundesliga campaign off to a bad start as they were handed a 2-1 defeat away at Wolfsburg on the opening day of the new German top flight and it doesn’t get any easier for the hosts here on Friday night despite holding home advantage.

This evening’s visitors are Borussia Dortmund who were last season’s narrow runners-up to Bayern Munich, so newly promoted Cologne are likely to have their work cut out if they’re to get a result on home turf in this encounter.

Cologne achieved automatic promotion at the end of last season’s Bundesliga 2 campaign, winning the second tier title by a margin of 6 points ahead of runners-up, Paderborn, but it’s a big step up in quality to the Bundesliga, and Cologne’s last campaign ended in disastrous fashion.

Overall, Cologne are without a win in the Bundesliga from their last 8 matches, while results at home in the top flight have seen the hosts register just 3 wins out of their last 17 matches at their RheinEnergieStadion.

In addition, Cologne have lost the last 2 encounters against Borussia Dortmund, 3-2 and 5-0 respectively.


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Dortmund Prediction – Can Dortmund record early back-to-back wins?

The visitors continued where they left off at the end of last season’s Bundesliga campaign when they recorded a resounding 5-1 home win over Augsburg in last weekend’s opening match of the season in the German top flight.

Dortmund certainly made it very clear of their intentions in this new campaign and carried on from back-to-back wins at the end of last term where they registered wins against Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2 at home and a 2-0 win away at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

A narrow 2-point margin at the end of last season saw them pipped at the post by title winners, Bayern Munich, but the last campaign showed that Borussia Dortmund have closed the gap significantly on the perennial German champions, and with RB Leipzig, pushed Bayern all the way last season.

The pivotal moment to Dortmund losing out on the title was a heavy 5-0 defeat at Bayern Munich towards the end of last season, but this was their only defeat in their last 5 away matches in the Bundesliga.

Striker, Alcacer, who hit 18 goals last season, has already opened his account with a brace against Augsburg last week.


Key-Facts – Cologne v Dortmund

  • Cologne have won just 3 of their last 17 matches at their RheinEnergieStadion
  • Dortmund have lost just 1 of their last 5 away matches in the Bundesliga
  • Borussia Dortmund have won the last 2 encounters against Cologne, 3-2 and 5-0


Betting Tips Verdict

Cologne may well be up against it here against Dortmund despite being at home as the visitors will be confident of a win in this clash.

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