Hamburger SV vs FC Koln
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 5th November 2018
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
Two best teams in the second division of the German League take on each other in the twelfth round fixtures at the Volksparkstadion.
FC Koln is the league toppers with 21 points so far from their 11 matches. They have won six of their games while losing just two and drawing three. They have scored a mammoth 24 goals from these 11 matches and has conceded 16 goals. Their 24 goals are the best goal-scoring performance in the league as of now.
Hamburger SV has a similar record to that of Koln. They too have won six, lost two, and drew three of their 11 games. But they have been comparatively poor in scoring goals with just 13 from their 11 matches so far. They have let 11 balls past their defense.
Hamburger SV will be coming with high spirits into this match after their fine performance in the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal. They completely outshone Wehen with a 3-0 scoreline. Lassoga scored a brace for the victors while the third goal was scored by Santos.
FC Koln, on the other hand, will be disappointed to have lost their Round of 16 fixture against Schalke, on penalties. Koln was leading with a scoreline of 1-0 till the 88th minute, but an unexpected goal by Bentaleb (penalty) put the teams on level terms. Then Schalke slowly sucked the life out of their opponents with their vast experience at disposal. Koln was eliminated in penalty shootouts.
Hamburger SV vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)
- The away team has won the last two matches between these teams.
- Hamburger SV is winless in four of their last seven matches.
- FC Koln has lost just two of their last 20 matches.
- Hamburger is currently on a streak of three winless matches at home.
- FC Koln is unbeaten in their last 11 matches on the road which also included 8 wins.
Hamburger SV vs FC Koln Prediction
The away team comes out as the slight favorites for this tie. They recently lost their DFB Pokal Round of 16 match to Schalke on penalties and will be desperate to make amends for that. Also, the away team have been comparatively better in recent head-to-head ties between these teams.
FC Koln is a far better team on the road than at their home as their performances suggest. As of now, they are on an eleven-match unbeaten streak at home. Whereas Hamburger is winless at their home for their last three matches.
Both teams have an affinity to score goals, especially FC Koln – though they concede a lot too.
Expect FC Koln to take home at least a point and both teams to get into the scoresheet.
Hamburger SV vs FC Koln Betting Tips
FC Cologne (FC Koln) : Draw No Bet @ 1.85 (6/7)
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.57 (4/7).