Erzgebirge Aue vs FC Koln
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion (Aue).
Both teams suffered losses in their respective league games the last match-day. But the effects to be seen in this tie will be poles apart for either of them. While Viola will want to avoid another loss and will play it safe, their counterparts will be daring to go again and restore their dominance over the league.
Markus Anfang’s men have been outstanding in front of the goal, and it has played a big role in them holding the fort at the second spot. 47 goals from 19 matches are no mean effort, and consider that the league-toppers, Hamburger has managed just 27.
Viola had started to show some life in them after their several mishaps in the first half of their season. But it would be a tough ask for them to go against the Billy Goats.
Erzgebirge Aue vs FC Koln: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four matches saw three wins by Koln, and a draw.
- Effzeh scored two or more goals in the last four ties, and six of the last seven.
- Three of the last five games at the Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion saw the visitors scoring two or more goals.
- The overall h2h record reads 7-2, in favor of Die Geibbocke.
Erzgebirge Aue vs FC Koln: Prediction
The Billy Goats are one of the best teams in the league and is currently enjoying a comfortable stay in the second position of the league table. Meanwhile, their opponents are just three spots away from the relegation zone and have scored 22 goals fewer than Koln.
Daniel Meyer’s men were winless in 12 of their last 20 overall fixtures, whereas the guests for this tie were unbeaten in a mammoth 25 of the last 31 attempts. Further, the overall h2h record skews towards them, 7-2. It’s gearing up to be a match dominated by Effzeh, and it’s reasonable to expect them to lead at half time.
Markus Anfang’s men have scored two or more goals in eight of their last ten games, five of their last six overall h2h ties, and three of the last five at this venue. Expect them to repeat the feat once more.
Erzgebirge Aue vs FC Koln: Betting Tips
Half Time Result: FC Cologne @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by the Visiting Team @ 1.75 (3/4).