In this week 10 match, on Saturday Oct 30th, Köln and Borussia Dortmund will play a match in Dortmund in a meeting of these two Bundesliga teams. In their last match, Borussia Dortmund recorded a 0-4 loss against Ajax. Marco Reus scored the first goal for Ajax on an own goal in the 11th minute, then Daley Blind added another in the 25th minute on a feed from Sébastien Haller At the end of 90 a dissapointed Borussia Dortmund couldn’t manage to score, and Ajax took the shutout win. With 21 points in their last 10 matches Borussia Dortmund should be reasonably happy with their performance, while in their last match, Köln recorded a 0-5 blowout loss against Hoffenheim. Ihlas Bebou struck first for Hoffenheim in the 31st minute on a feed from Andrej Kramarić, then Ihlas Bebou added another in the 49th minute on a feed from Kevin Akpoguma At the end of 90 a dissapointed Köln couldn’t manage to score, and Hoffenheim took the shutout win. Köln is looking for direction having earned 14 points in their last 10 matches.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season. Last season Köln won the head to head battle with 1 win and 1 draw.
Ellyes Skhiri has been the most effective weapon for Köln lately. The midfielder has netted three goals in his last 5 matches. Borussia Dortmund’s most prolific scorer has been Erling Braut Håland. The Norwegian attacker has netted 2 goals over the last 5 matches
Borussia Dortmund will be without Erling Braut Håland, Mate Morey, Raphaël Guerreiro, Mahmoud Dahoud, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, Giovanni Reyna, Youssoufa Moukoko and Soumaula Coulibaly, while Ellyes Skhiri is unavailable to play for Steffen Baumgart’s team.