Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt).
Frankfurt will be desperate to find their form back after an awful string of performances that have seen them drop valuable points. The fact that they are at home, taking on a newly-promoted Koln, who are currently placed in the relegation zone, gives hope to fans at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Frankfurt won 4-2, at home.
- Eight of the former nine encounters saw the teams at home taking the win.
- At this venue, Frankfurt are on a four-game winning run.
- Since 2001, Koln have managed a total of two wins at this stadium.
- Eight of the last eleven meetings at this ground saw the home team scoring two or more goals.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Koln Prediction
Frankfurt tried their best to put an end to their dismal run the last match-day. But there were several factors going against them. They were on the road, and had taken on the experienced Schalke side. Suffice it to say, the visitors lost by a narrow scoreline of 1-0.
Meanwhile, Koln smartly took advantage of their home status, and the double red card for their opponents Leverkusen, the previous game week. Thus the relegation-threatened Koln managed to post a much-needed three points on the board, with a 2-0 win.
However, this Wednesday, the dynamics are changed. Koln are on the road, and are taking on a desperate Frankfurt side.
Eintracht may be going through a period of off-form at the moment. But do not at any cost underestimate the side which made the semi-finals of the prestigious Europa League the last season. In fact, they narrowly were edged out in penalties by eventual champions, Chelsea.
On the other hand, Koln were not even present in the top flight in 2018-19, and as such, lacks considerably in experience, and exposure.
On top of that, Koln need to deal with the away handicap as well this game week. As is known, it’s a considerable weakness of theirs. In fact, they are on a five-match losing streak on the road, and conceded two or more goals in every match away from home this season, barring just twice.
Also, they have managed a single away win this whole campaign, and importantly, are placed 17th in a table of 18 teams. They have scored the least number of goals of all the squads in the league, and have the same record in away fixtures as well.
Furthermore, Koln have lost all of their h2h clashes in the previous two years, and are on a four-game losing streak at this venue as well. Also do take into account the fact that Koln have won just twice at this ground since 2001, and have conceded two or more goals in eight of the preceding eleven such meetings.
Adding on, home teams have always been the superior side in clashes between these two clubs. To quote a stat, eight of the last nine such encounters resulted in wins for the teams that had home advantage.
And finally, Frankfurt have been one of the best home teams in the Bundesliga this season. In fact, they have lost just once this whole campaign here, and it had come against Wolfsburg.
Taking into account all these factors, expect Frankfurt to do their best on the pitch to take the win over Koln. And on the same note, the desperate hosts will leave nothing to chance, and will try their maximum to secure an early lead.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Koln Betting Tips
Eintracht Frankfurt to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
To Score in First Half: Eintracht Frankfurt @ 1.60 (3/5).