Dortmund’s recent turnaround in form has seen them narrow the gap Eintracht Frankfurt at only two points. There are nine games left in the season, it seems that the race for the best four could move towards the photo finish.
Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 last week as they came back from a 4-2 defeat by Bayern Munich at Der Klassiker last week.
Julian Brandt and Youssoufa Moukoko scored goals for Dortmund in the win against Hertha.
Cologne, on the other hand, are just a point above the relegation zone and have not won any of their last five league games. In fact, they only took a lone point in those games. That bad series saw them withdrawn in the fight against relegation.
Last weekend, Cologne lost to Union Berlin with 2: 1 after they took the lead with a penalty kick by Ondrej Duda. Max Kruse and Christopher Trimmel scored for Union in the second half to condemn Kolna to another defeat.
FC Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund, head to head matches
Dortmund have won 16 of the last 28 games they have played against Cologne, with just five defeats in that period.
Ellyes Skhiri scored two goals twice at Signal Iduna Park in November, while Cologne won the turnaround 2-1.
FC Koln Form Guide: LDLLL
Borussia Dortmund Form Guide: WDLWW
FC Koln – Borussia Dortmund Team News
Sebastiaan Bornauw and Florian Kainz are still injured and are unlikely to play a role in this match. Jannes Horn has been dismissed after picking up his yellow card.
Injured: Sebastiaan Bornauw, Florian Kainz
Suspended: Jannes Horn
Axel Witsel is a longtime absentee of Dortmund. Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Mateu Morey and Raphael Guerreiro are also currently injured.
Injured: Axel Witsel, Marko Reus, Jadon Sancho, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Mateu Morey
FC Koln – Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI
FC Koln predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Timo Horn; Jorge Mere, Sava-Arangel Cestic, Rafael Czichos; Marius Wolf, Ellyes Skhiri, Salih Ozcan, Jonas Hector; Elvis Rexhbecaj, Ondrej Duda; Emmanuel Dennis
Borussia Dortmund predicted XI (4-3-3): Marvin Hitz; Thomas Meunier, Emre Can, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Nico Schulz; Jude Bellingham, Mahmoud Dahoud, Thomas Delaney; Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, Erling Braut Haaland
FC Koln – Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Cologne is going through a miserable series of forms that could see them drop out of the Bundesliga. Meanwhile, Dortmund is on the rise with recent positive results.
However, with the injuries hitting them, this may not be the fruit for Terzic’s side. We expect Dortmund to take three points from this game with a narrow victory.
Prediction: FC Koln 1-2 Borussia Dortmund