Something will have to give when a Borussia Dortmund side boasting the Bundesliga’s most potent attack faces an 1. FC Köln outfit with one of the meanest home defences in the league on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
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- Köln are on a five-game winless streak at home.Billy Goats goalkeeper Timo Horn has saved 79 per cent of all shots fired at his goal this season.If Dortmund win this game then it will be the second most successful Hinrunde in the club’s history.BVB are currently the Bundesliga’s leading scorers with 46 goals. Their record of 50 after 17 games was set in the maiden Bundesliga season in 1963/64.An astonishing 41 of Dortmund’s league goals this season have come from open play.If Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a brace in Cologne, he will become only the second player in Bundesliga history to find the net 20 times in the first half of a season.The Gabon international has scored 29 Bundesliga goals in the 2015 calendar year.
Köln: Horn – Olkowski, Maroh, Heintz, Hector – Lehmann (c), Vogt – Risse, Osako, Svento - Modeste
Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Bender, Hummels (c), Schmelzer – Weigl, Gündogan – Mkhitaryan, Kagawa, Castro – Aubameyang
Absentees: Reus (adductor), Durm (light training)