Borussia Dortmund vs FC Koln Match preview
After the unforgettable triumph at Allianz Arena, last wednesday Dortmund will now face FC Koln. Koln did drop crucial points in the last match right at the death, Kevin Demirbay scored and save Hoffenheim from suffering a defeat.
Date/Time: Saturday, 29th April 2017, 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET 19:00 (IST)
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.
Television Telecast: beIN Sports, Sky Sports, Star Sports Select HD 2
Livestream: ronaldo7.net, Totalsportek.com
Borussia Dortmund will be full of confidence after defeating Bayern in Allianz Arena. So Thomas Tuchel has done everything that he could to keep their feet on the ground and focus on their next fixture as Hoffenheim is just a point behind them.
The bulk of the Dortmund side that beat Bayern are fit, but Matthias Ginter could come in for Sven Bender. Felix Passlack could also start.
The team from cologne has been underwhelming and has underperformed tremendously since the beginning of February. Due to their bad performances, they dropped out of the UEFA spot and its highly unlikely that we will get to see them in the UEFA Europa league next season, as they are presently in 8th position in the league.The guests were beaten in four out of the last five games on the road. FC Köln’s overall away record reads W3 D5 L7.
Milos Jojic and Leonardo Bittencourt are expected to return after recovering from light knocks for the Billy Goats. Konstantin Rausch is expected to miss out with injury.
Borussia Dortmund: formation: 4-3-3 – Bürki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer; Passlack, Castro, Weigl; Dembele, Aubameyang, Reus
FC Koln: Formation: 4-4-2-Horn; Klünter, Subotic, Heintz, Hector; Lehmann, Höger, Jojic, Bittencourt; Osako, Modeste
In December, the teams settled for a 1-1 draw in Cologne. BVB are without a win against FC Köln since 2012, while in the previous two games at Westfalenstadion Cologne managed to remain unbeaten.