Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
RheinEnergieStadion will be packed when Koln and Borussia Dortmund square off against each other in the Bundesliga round 18. The Billy Goats aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, but they face yet another difficult task against the Yellow-Blacks. All Davie Selke, Luca Waldschmidt, Mark Uth, and Leart Paqarada are injured for the home side.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, rolled over Darmstadt 3-0 at the weekend to move closer to the Champions League berth and given Koln’s anything but good form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Edin Terzic’s troops. Both Ramy Bensebaini and Sebastien Haller are on international duty, while the likes of Mats Hummels, Karim Adeyemi, Julian Ryerson, Felix Nmecha, and Julien Duranville remain on the sidelines with injuries. In the first half of the season Borussia Dortmund defeated Koln thanks to Donyell Malen’s late goal.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was founded on 13th of February in 1948 after a fusion between Koner BC01 and SpVgg Sulz07. Like many German football clubs FC Koln is not only a football club but has different other sports departments as well.
FC Koln currently hosts it’s home games in the Rhein Energie Stadium which holds a capacity of almost 51 000 spectators and was recently renovated in 2004.The main club colours are white and red. The most known nickname for FC Koln is Die Geißböcke which literally means the Goats. The biggest rivals of FC Koln are Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf. The club from Koln holds a narrow relationship with St Pauli, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.
FC Koln is one of the most successful clubs in Germany winning the Bundesliga title 3 times and the DFB Pokal 3 times. Notable players that played for FC Koln are Schuster, Korput, Olsen, Weber and Muller.