Dortmund to win over FC Köln with more than a goal

Borussia Dortmund meets FC Köln on Westfalenstadion in the match from the 25th round of the Bundesliga. The hosts in this match are in series of five games without a loss, as they achieved four consecutive wins over Freiburg with 0-3, Mainz 05 with 4-2, Stuttgart with 2-3 and Schalke 04 with 3-0.. They also made a goalless draw against Hamburger.

Borussia, which now is in one of the worst seasons for many years, slowly is getting better, which came right on time as some people even started to talk about relegation of the team. Some several consecutive strong games of Jurgen Klopp’s players lifted them to tenth position. The hosts also play in the Champions League where they played much better than in the championship and now has the opportunity to play and probably eliminate Juventus in the quarter-finals.

However, they have some problems with key players missing. Probably Marco Reus will not recover for the match against Köln, but on his place is possible to appear Shinji Kagawa. In attack Klopp will rely on Ciro Immobile, while behind him will most probably play Henrikh Mkhitaryan. On the right wing we will see Aubameyang, who is in great shape in the last few matches.

“The Goats” are one point behind their opponents and occupies the 11th position with a total of 28 points. The guests have one win in their last 6 matches, which came over Eintracht Frankfurt. They also recorded three draws against Stuttgart, Hannover and Paderborn and 2 losses from Monchengladbach and the champions Bayern Munich.

The match in the first half of the season ended with a victory for Köln, when they broke a series of 8 consecutive wins for Dortmund in the championship against this opponent. Despite the miss of Reus and the match in the Champions League three days later, I expect a home win in this match for Dortmund with handicap (-1).

Bet365 and Sportingbet offer odds of 2.00 for such bet. The odds for a win for Dortmund is 1.30, 5.25 is the odds for a draw and 9.50 for a victory for the guests in this match.

Prediction: a Home win with Handicap (-1)

City to beat the handicap over Leicester

The second in the current Premier League standings Manchester City will play against Leicester in a match from the incoming round in the best league in the world. The today’s hosts chases Chelsea in the title race, but the difference is currently five points for the team of Jose Mourinho. The bad news for the City’s fans is that the team is not in its best form as of their last eight games they managed to win only two times – against Stoke City and Newcastle. They made three draws against Hull, Chelsea and Everton and suffered a defeat 3 times from Arsenal, Barcelona in the Champions League and Liverpool.

Manuel Pellegrini’s boys look to be really shaken and it is getting obvious they will lose the battle against Chelsea for the title in England. Leicester is also in very bad shape. The Foxes has not won in their last five matches in the Premier League, with four losses recorded against Stoke, Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Arsenal, and only one draw, which came against Everton. The guests in today’s match are fighting for their survival in the league and will try to make as much as possible from the match, which is obvious that is going to be a very difficult task. However, if they manage to take something on Saturday, they will still be too far from the survival line. Right now, they are seven points back the 17th in the current standings Aston Villa.

Without any doubt, the champions from Manchester City are enraged by the losses from Barcelona and Liverpool and will give everything to win this game. Pellegrini is expected to start on the attack with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, which means that on the bench will be the new signing Wilfried Bony. The Citizens have only one clean sheet in their last ten matches, which must seriously bother Manuel Pellegrini. However, I expect an easy win for his boys and my prediction is a victory for the home team with handicap (-1).

In the first match of the season between these two teams, City managed to grab the victory with 0:1, with a score from Frank Lampard.

Betting houses Sportingbet and Bet365 offer odds of 1.66 for a City’s to win with two goals or more and 1.33 for a win for the home team. The coefficient for a draw is 3.40, and the odds for a possible victory of the guests is 5. The odds for Over 2.5 goals scored by both teams in the match is 1.30 and the Under 2.5 goals is 2.80.

My betting prediction for the match between Manchester City and Leicester is 1 (-1).

Liverpool to win easily over Burnley

Liverpool welcomes the nineteenth in the current Premier League standings team of Burnley. The team from Merseyside is fifth and is two points behind the fourth United and three behind the third Arsenal. The team of Brendan Rodgers suffered a severe loss from Besiktas and is not out from the Europa League, but is in a series of 11 consecutive unbeaten matches in the Premier League. Three draws and eight wins and in six of those matches Liverpool conceded no goal.

Coutinho and Henderson are in wonderful shape and brought the valuable three points in the derby with City. Balotelli also begin to find his optimal form. Sturridge is expected to start up front for Liverpool and the wings is assumed to be Sterling and Coutinho.

The guests from Burnley have not won in six games, recording 4 losses and 2 draws.

After Liverpool is already out from Europa League, now Liverpool could focus entirely on the Premier league, where they’ll pursuing top 4 and FA Cup. The match in the first half of season ended with a victory for Liverpool. Then a goal from Sterling gave the three points to the players of Merseyside.

The last two games between these two teams was in the 2009/2010 season when Liverpool won both games with four to zero. he form of Liverpool suggests that the reds will easily defeat Burnley, so my prediction for this match is a victory for Liverpool with a handicap.

Bet365 offers odds of 1.70 for a victory for Liverpool with a handicap and 1.33 for a home win. The odds for a draw is 3.40, while a possible victory for the guests will give odds of 7.

The odds for Over 2.5 goals, offered by the betting houses is around 1.40, while the opposite could be found for 2,8.