Köln and Borussia Dortmund face in RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 2nd round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was 02-02-2018, in a Bundesliga match that ended Borussia Dortmund’s victory for (2-3). The goals of the match were scored by S. Zoller (60 ‘) and Jorge Meré (69’), for Köln, and M. Batshuayi (35 ‘e 62’) and A. Schürrle (84 ‘), for Borussia Dortmund. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Köln presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd day after a defeat in its premiere in the league, against Wolfsburg, by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, the Köln won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 10 games, but its attack has marked with regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 21 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 18 in 21 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
The Köln arrives at this match after a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg, on the first day. The team’s only goal was scored by Terodde. Now, playing at home, coach Achim Beierlorzer should keep the team 4-3-3, with Modeste as the most advanced man: this player is a very powerful athlete, strong in the air game and at the time of finishing. Even so, Simon Terodde is the top scorer of this team, with 1 goal scored. Out of this game are Katterbach, Nartey and Clemens, due to physical problems.
The visiting team arrives on this 2nd day after a victory in its premiere in the league, against Augsburg by (5-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 30 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 43 goals scored and 19 suffered. In his last 10 away games, Borussia Dortmund has 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 13 of his last 15 games, of these 13 he came to rest in advantage in 9 and managed to keep the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11.
Borussia Dortmund’s team entered Budesliga 19/20 in the best way, beating Augsburg 5-1, at home: their goals were scored by Julian Brandt, Alcacer (2), Sancho and Reus. In this away game, coach Lucien Favre should play in the usual 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style: Marco Reus is usually one of the main responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. The English Sancho is one of the great dangers in the attack front and is a very fast and strong player in the counterattack. For this match, the coach cannot count on Morey, Unbehaun and Osterhage, all with physical problems.