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Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Koln 10/30/21 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Koln
October 30, 2021 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -250, Under 2.5 +200
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Borussia Dortmund is welcoming FC Koln to Signal Iduna Park in round 10 of the German Bundesliga. Borussia is on a winning streak, and if they want to stay on Bayern’s tail, they need to keep winning games. Koln is a solid team, they are in the top half of the table, and their offense has been solid.

Borussia Dortmund has scored 25 goals so far this season, which is great, but their defense is preventing them from being at the top of the table. Borussia has conceded 15 goals in 9 games. In the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund is now in 2nd place, but they will most likely advance past the group stage. Haaland is the leading goalscorer for Borussia with 9 goals, but he is injured and will miss this game, alongside a bunch of other players. The injuries have been a huge problem for this team, and they are already used to missing a bunch of players. In their last Bundesliga game against Arminia on the road, Borussia was the better team with 69% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. Even without Haaland, Borussia was solid in the attacking end, and they have won this game 1-3. When healthy, this is one of the best teams in Europe, but they just can’t recover for long enough to show what they can do consistently.

Koln has lost only 1 of their last 8 games, but they have also won only 3 of those 8 games. At the moment, Koln is in 9th place, and I think they are quite happy with that, but the appetites will rise over the season if they keep playing well. Koln was playing against Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal earlier this week, and they have had a decent game with 47% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. With 2 scored goals late in the second half, Koln has won this game 0-2. In Bundesliga, Modeste is the leading goalscorer for Koln with 6 goals. The good news for Koln is their injury list is short, and in part, that is the reason for their solid form. I don’t think we can expect much more from this team, but I think they are good enough to climb a couple more spots, but I think that will be it from Koln this season.

Borussia has been perfect at home so far this season with 5 wins, while Koln is still without a win this season. Eve without Haaland and all the other players, Borussia has enough quality to win this game, and I think they will because Koln is not playing well on the road.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Borussia Dortmund -1.5 +150

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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