Borussia Dortmund vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 10/30/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-303) 1. FC Koln (+650)
Signal Iduna Park is the venue where Raphael Guerreiro and Borussia Dortmund (7-0-2, 2nd in Bundesliga) will take on 1. FC Koln (3-4-2, 8th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Gregor Kobel for Borussia Dortmund and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. Borussia Dortmund are at -303 while the Billy Goats are at +650. The total is set at 3.5.
Borussia Dortmund took the field against Arminia Bielefeld in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 3-1. Borussia Dortmund tried 20 dribbles in this matchup and converted 13 of the dribbles for a rate of 65.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 90.0% rate by connecting on 765 of the 850 passing targets last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Borussia Dortmund walked away from the pitch at a 46.2% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 13 shots. Borussia Dortmund sports an average of 2.56 goals per 90 min (23 goals in total) and have accumulated 13 assists In all contests for the season.
Raphael Guerreiro is a player who can be a difference maker for Borussia Dortmund. He has totaled 30 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards so far in his career. Guerreiro has been in the starting lineup in 227 contests in his pro soccer career and scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from France has racked up 36 goals in 20,247 mins.
Another player who should impact this match is Marco Reus, the forward who is from Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 76 times so far in his career while he has scored 141 goals. Reus has been on the pitch for 27,072 mins in 315 starting assignments and has been given 38 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.47 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Borussia Dortmund will be Gregor Kobel. Kobel has seen the pitch for 7,936 mins and has accumulated 241 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.68 (148 total goals conceded) and his save % is 64.1. The goalie born in Switzerland has had 376 shots attempted against him in 90 starts. Kobel (39-16-35 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 19 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.1% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, 1. FC Koln were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Bayer Leverkusen. They finished the contest by completing 388 out of their 476 attempted passes for a rate of 81.5%. 1. FC Koln finished with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. 1. FC Koln landed 5 shots on target out of the team's 19 shots tried which had them sitting at a 26.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 15 goals and 14 assists in all their games, 1. FC Koln averages 1.67 goals and 1.56 assists per 90 minutes.
Florian Kainz should provide a lift for 1. FC Koln. The midfielder hailing from Austria has accumulated 18,780 mins while scoring 39 goals. He has totaled 56 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 54 times. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has started 217 outings thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Anthony Modeste, the forward hailing from France. Modeste has been given a total of 36 yellow cards in 24,241 professional minutes (271 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.51. He has 137 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 different times.
Timo Horn will be residing in front of the net for 1. FC Koln. So far in his pro soccer career, Horn has surrendered 413 goals and has 880 stops in 295 starts. He has surrendered 1.40 goals per 90 and he has a record of 105-85-106. He has earned a save percentage of 69.3 and his shutout rate sits at 27.1%. Horn has earned 80 shutouts and defended 1,271 shots tried against him in 26,499 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Borussia Dortmund (-303)
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