FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction: Bundesliga Match on 20.03.2021
Two sides in desperate need for Bundesliga points will do battle this weekend. FC Köln need the points to move clear of the relegation places, while Dortmund are chasing down the top-four.
There have been signs of improvement at Dortmund over recent weeks, as they have moved back up the league standings from seventh to fifth. However, there will still be work to be done in the remaining weeks of the season to confirm their place in the Champions League next season. Missing out on the Champions League could be catastrophic for Dortmund, as it could mean that players such as Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho push for moves in the summer. However, Dortmund remain in a decent position to challenge for the top-four, as they are just two points away from Eintracht Frankfurt. Dortmund picked up a massive win at the weekend, as they saw off Hertha Berlin to win 2-0. Julian Brandt and Youssoufa Moukoko scored the goals in the win against the side struggling at the bottom of the Bundesliga table.
They will come up against another side fighting for their lives this weekend, as FC Köln are just one point outside of the relegation places. Their form recently has been damaging to their chances of staying in the league, as they have lost four of their last five Bundesliga games. After a draw a couple of weeks ago, they were handed another defeat in their recent league fixture against Union Berlin. FC Köln went into the lead in that game on the stroke of half-time through Ondrej Duda, but they handed away that advantage in the opening 25 minutes of the second half. This could be another challenging fixture for them against a rejuvenated Dortmund side.
FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund Head To Head
FC Köln won the previous match between the two sides earlier in the season, as they picked up a credible 2-1 away victory. However, that win ended a run of four straight Dortmund victories in this fixture.
FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
It has been a difficult season for FC Köln, and they are looking likely to get dragged further into the relegation scrap. Their recent form has been very disappointing, and we can’t give them much reason for optimism heading into this fixture against Dortmund this weekend. It should be a comfortable afternoon on the road for the visitors.
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