Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After winning the Ruhr derby, Borussia Dortmund will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Koln in the Bundesliga round 8. The Yellow-Blacks have a chance to climb to top position, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. However, away win should not be considered as key attacker Marco Reus suffered an injury in the triumph over Schalke.
Julian Brandt should recover in time to face the Billy Goats, who aim to stay in the top half of the table. Since Koln are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. In their last meeting at RheinEnergieStadion the two teams shared the spoils, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. All Sebastian Andersson, Julian Chabot, and Mathias Olesen should miss out with injuries for the home side.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Hector):
Jonas Hector is a product of Koln’s youth school. The left back was born on 27 May, 1990 in Saarbrucken and he began his youth career at SV Auersmacher. In 2010 he joined FC Koln and he made 63 league appearances for the reserve team between 2010 and 2013. Ever since he made his debut for the senior team on 27 August, 2012 he has been playing regularly for the Billy Goats and he certainly helped the team return to Bundesliga at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign.
Jonas Hector made his Germany debut on 14 November, 2014 in a 4-0 win over Gibraltar. The left-footed defender scored his first goal for the German national team on 29 March, 2016 in a 4-1 victory over Italy in Munich.
Hector represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France and he scored the winner from the penalty spot in the quarter-final against Italy. Hector is capable of playing as a midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.