Freiburg vs FC Koln
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion (Freiburg).
After their close call last campaign, Freiburg is determined to make it to the top half of the table this time around. As of now, they are in possession of the second spot with two wins from their opening two games, as opposed to their 13th place finish in the previous season.
Fans are thoroughly enjoying this welcome change of this former lower-tier squad. Only Dortmund in the entire competition has scored more goals than this team at present, and with the side having the home advantage for this upcoming fixture, there’s all the probability in the world for their run to become three wins on the trot.
This hypothesis gains even more strength when the stature of the opponents is taken under consideration. Koln is a new entrant into the league after they had gained promotion from the lower division last campaign. And clearly, they are struggling to keep up with the intense pressure of this tournament.
So far, the squad has lost both of their opening two fixtures and conceded a total of five goals in the process.
Freiburg vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight matches saw Freiburg wins.
- Koln conceded two or more goals in the previous three encounters.
- Koln lost the last six clashes at this venue on the trot.
- Five of the former six encounters at this stadium saw the hosts scoring two or more goals.
Freiburg vs FC Koln Prediction
Freiburg won nine of their last eleven matches and scored thrice or more in each of their first two games in the league. At home, they won four of their last five fixtures and found the back of the net in six of their former seven appearances at this stadium.
On the other hand, Koln is winless in their previous five match-ups and lost four of those. The squad also conceded two or more goals in these five games and is winless on the road in the last four trips. In addition, their defense was breached twice or more in their previous three away ties as well.
Going on, the hosts are an experienced outfit in this division, and has the home advantage, whereas their opponents lack in both these areas. And finally, the home team holds a huge upper hand as far as h2h stats are concerned, and especially in front of their home crowd.
By all means, expect a good win for the hosts this weekend.
Freiburg vs FC Koln Betting Tips
Double Chance: Freiburg or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Open the Scoring: Freiburg @ 2.00 (1/1).