On Saturday, August 19, 2023 Borussia Dortmund will compete against FC Koln in the Matchday 1 of the Bundesliga match. Watch here, Borussia Dortmund vs FC Koln live streaming, preview and how to watch it.
On Saturday evening, the German Bundesliga will present an exciting match between Dortmund and FC Koln. This match will be held at Signal Iduna Park, home of Dortmund. Dortmund, who were runners-up last season, are very ambitious to win in their opening match. However, they must be careful with FC Koln, who want to avoid losing their first match.
Dortmund failed to win the Bundesliga title last season after being held to a 2-2 draw by Mainz 05 in the last game. They also had to settle for being in second place, under Bayern Munich which dominates the competition.
This season, Dortmund hopes to end Bayern Munich’s dominance and win the long-awaited title. However, they had to face tough challenges, one of which was losing their mainstay young midfielder, Bellingham, who moved to an English club.
FC Koln, on the other hand, could only finish in 11th place in the standings last season. They don’t have the competitiveness to compete in the top flight and can only survive in the premier division. This season, they want to improve their form and achieve a better position.
However, they have to face strong opponents, one of which is Dortmund, who are very hungry for victory. They also have to play carefully and not let their guard down if they don’t want to go home empty-handed.
Regarding who is stronger, Dortmund is very favored to win this match. They have far greater strength than FC Koln, both in terms of player quality, performance and motivation.
They also have high confidence after demolishing Schott Mainz 6-1 in the German Cup last week. They definitely want to continue their positive trend and start this season with a win.
Meanwhile, FC Koln is very favored to lose this match. They do not have enough strength to compete with Dortmund, both in terms of player quality, performance and motivation.
They also don’t have high confidence after only drawing 1-1 with Fortuna Dusseldorf in the German Cup last week. They will definitely want to avoid a heavy defeat and start the season on a positive note.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Borussia Dortmund vs FC Koln match at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK Stadium, Dortmund can be watched live streaming. Bundesliga 2023/2024 Matchday 1 match broadcast on ESPN starting 12:30 ET.
|Match||Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Koln|
|Match day||Matchday 1|
|Venue||SIGNAL IDUNA PARK Stadium, Dortmund|
|Date||Saturday, August 19, 2023|
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|Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1)||FC Koln (4-1-3-2)|
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