Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd August 2019

BVB to cruise to all three points

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Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips – Bundesliga, 23rd August 19.30pm

Borussia Dortmund are in action in the Bundesliga on Friday night. Last season’s runners-up make the trip to RheinEnergieStadion to play Cologne. Lucien Favre’s side kicked off their league campaign with a comfortable home win over Augsburg – will they follow that up with another victory on Friday? Dortmund head to Cologne as the clear 4/9 favourites to return to the Signal Iduna Park with three points in the bag. Meanwhile, the hosts are available at 11/2.

Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds*

Cologne 11/2
Draw 7/2
Borussia Dortmund 4/9
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 21st, 2019 at 18:30 p.m.)
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Cologne News and Form – Can Beierlorzer’s men bounce back?

Cologne started their season with a German Cup win over Wehen-Wiesbaden. It was a thriller at the BRITA-Arena Wiesbaden, with the teams playing out an enthralling 3-3 draw. Jhon Cordoba, Florian Kainz and Louis Schaub got the goals for the Billy Goats. Cologne booked their place in the next round by winning 3-2 on penalties.

Six days after that, Achim Beierlorzer’s boys began their Bundesliga campaign with a disappointing defeat at Wolfsburg. Max Arnold and Wout Weghorst put the home team 2-0 up, with Simon Terodde pulling one back for Cologne in the 90th minute.


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Cologne were promoted from 2. Bundesliga last season, beating Paderborn to top spot by six points. Along the way, the Billy Goats won 19, drew six and lost nine in an extremely competitive division.

Cologne were strong at home, winning nine times, but their form away from the RheinEnergieStadion was particularly eye-catching. Cologne picked up 33 points on the road, winning ten of 17 away fixtures.

Cologne will be pleased to be back at this level after year in the second tier. However, getting anything from this clash against one of the Bundesliga title favourites will be a tall order for Beierlorzer’s troops.

Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Head to Head

In the 2017-18 season, Dortmund beat Cologne home and away, scoring eight times in the process

BVB are unbeaten in the last five meetings, though three of those have ended in draws

Michy Batshuayi (2) and Andre Schurrle were on the scoresheet in a 3-2 Dortmund win when they last locked horns in Cologne

Cologne have won just one of their last seven against Borussia Dortmund


Key-Facts – Cologne v Borussia Dortmund

  • Cologne won the 2. Bundesliga title last term
  • BVB finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in Germany’s top tier last season
  • Dortmund have won three out of three in all competitions so far


Borussia Dortmund News and Form – Will BVB dominate in Cologne?

Borussia Dortmund have made a blistering start to their season. The Black and Yellows beat rivals Bayern Munich on home soil to win the German Super Cup at the start of the month, which they followed up with a 2-0 away win at Uerdingen in the German Cup.

Dortmund ran riot in their opening Bundesliga matchup last Saturday. Francisco Alcacer followed up his goals against Bayern and Uerdingen with a brace, while Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Julian Brandt were also on the scoresheet in the 5-1 win over Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park.

Borussia pushed Bayern all the way in the race for the Bundesliga title last season, eventually finishing just two points behind in second. Dortmund were excellent, though, winning 23 games, drawing seven and losing just four times. Meanwhile, they netted 81 and shipped 44.

Dortmund were the best home side in Germany’s top tier, while only Bayern picked up more away points. Meanwhile, Dortmund were only beaten at Dusseldorf, Augsburg and Bayern in the league.

After last weekend’s stunning home win over Augsburg, Favre’s men will be looking for six points out of six on Friday. In truth, this should be straightforward for BVB.

Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Tips & Odds

Borussia Dortmund to win -2 at 5/2
Borussia Dortmund to be winning at half time and full time at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 21st, 2019 at 18:33 p.m.)

Cologne v Borussia Dortmund Predictions

Borussia Dortmund win: Favre’s side have made a strong start to their season. BVB will be hoping to go one better this term and win the Bundesliga title for the first time since 2012. On paper, this should be an easy three points for Dortmund. Have a punt on the visitors to win -2 at 5/2.

BVB have been drawing at the interval in all of their league and cup games so far, going on to win all three. However, I fancy them to be winning at half time and full time in Cologne on Friday, which you can get at the tempting odds of 11/10.