Match date: 19 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 2 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
2-1 - Lost
Koln will host Dortmund in 17th round of German Bundesliga. Koln occupies 10th position at the table and they are not in great shape, in last four rounds are without victory, while in last 11 rounds celebrated only two times, most recently they divided points with Werder on the road. They were also eliminated from German Cup by Werder in 1/16 finals. They must try to find their form end achieve positive outcome here but it will be very hard against one of the strongest teams in Germany, they must show outstanding performances to celebrate here. Koln didn't impressed with their games, they are among most ineffective teams in league with 16 goals scored while conceded 20. Koln has really small chances to earn some points here, in previous season they managed to celebrate in 1st duel against Dortmund at home 2:1 while in 2nd got a draw but now will be very hard to repeat that results. Koln have failed to win in last five matches at home while in last 8 rounds of Bundesliga scored only three goals, and they desperately needs improving of their shape. Attacking midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt and midfielder Kevin Vogt are having problems with slight injuries and their appearances are in doubt for this game.
Dortmund on the other side is currently at 2nd position at the table, with only 5 points less than league leaders Bayern Munich. They are in great shape and in this campaign suffered four defeat so far, two in Bundesliga against Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg and two in Eurpa league group stage against Greek PAOK and Russian Krasnodar. They managed to reach knockout stage of the Europa league as 2nd placed team in group C while now coming to this match after eliminating Augsburg in 1/8 finals of the Cup and reaching quarter finals. So far Dortmund is doing fine job in all competitions and for sure are able to achieve positive outcome in this match and stay into title race. Dortmund is playing great offensive football and currently are most effective team in Bundesliga with 46 goals scored while conceded 21. Despite that they didn't showed very impressive performances in Europa league also are most effective team in their group with ten goals in six rounds. All in all, Dortmund is on great run, they have big ambitions for this campaign and for sure will achieve great results if they continue to play on same level like so far. Coach Thomas Tuchel can't count on defender Erik Durm, defensive midfielder Nuri Sahin and forward Maco Reus due to injuries.
Koln is not in their best shape and they will give their best here to at least stay undefeated but to do that must play on very high level, while Dortmund is in great shape, they seems almost unstoppable, they are for sure beside Bayern Munich strongest team in Germany and I expect that they will achieve another convincing victory here.