Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(46) 30 Goals 6 (16)
(33) 16 Assists 6 (8)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.5 (6.4)
28.5 Average Age 26.9
185.5 Average Height (cm) 185.5
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(49%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 56% (52%)
(0.6) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.4)
(1.5) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Borussia Dortmund
FC Koln
Player Reason Status Rating
Julien Duranville Out 6.32
Thomas Meunier Out 6.51
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens Doubtful 6.8
Karim Adeyemi Doubtful 6.26
Mateu Morey Doubtful 6.1
Giovanni Reyna Doubtful 6.38
Player Reason Status Rating
Linton Maina Out 6.34
Jan Thielmann Out 6.61
Steffen Tigges Doubtful 6.21
Noah Katterbach Doubtful N/A
Florian Dietz Doubtful 5.99
Dejan Ljubicic Doubtful 6.47
Davie Selke Doubtful 6.74
Mark Uth Doubtful 6.09

Team News

Borussia Dortmund
FC Koln
  • Julien Duranville has suffered a muscle tear, as has Karim Adeyemi, while Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is on his way back from a shoulder op. Giovanni Reyna is struggling with a leg injury.
  • Thomas Meunier would likely have been sold but suffered a muscle injury in pre-season and will be out for several weeks.
  • Florian Dietz and Noah Katterbach are both on the long road back from ACL injuries, while Jan Thielmann has a thigh problem.
  • Linton Maina is struggling with a bad back, but Dejan Ljubicic is nearing a comeback, while Mark Uth and Davie Selke both have thigh problems. Striker Steffen Tigges is on his way back from a shoulder op.

Prediction

  • After their late collapse last season, Dortmund will look to stop Bayern claiming their 12th successive Bundesliga title, while Koln punched above their weight to finish in 11th.
  • Dortmund won the equivalent fixture 6-1 last term and can seal a comfortable home win to kick off their campaign.
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User Predictions

Comments (2)

 
  • Borussia 3-0

  • The way they handed Bayern Munich the trophy last season makes me really hates this team.