Hamburger vs Koln
Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017
Kick off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
Hamburger SV will play host to FC Koln at Volksparkstadion on Saturday with hope of leaving the bottom 3 spot this weekend.
Hamburger are currently in the danger zone, they are in the 16th spot with 27 points so far and are 2 points behind the teams in 15th – 12th spot. A win in this game could possibly take them to 12th position depending on other results.
On the contrary, the Billy goats have returned back to winning ways just before the break as they defeated Hertha BSC 4-2. They are in the last spot of Europe qualification 6th with 37 points, a point above the team in 7th and 3 posts behind the 5th placed team. The result of this game will either take them up or bring them down in the table.
Hamburger SV vs Koln: Head to Head Statistics
Hamburger have won 35 out of the 91 previous games played against Koln, they have lost 32 times and drawn 24 times.
The Billy goats are unbeaten in 5 of their last 7 games, with 3 wins and 2 draws, tgey have lost twice.
Hamburger have won 24 games at against Koln, they have lost 10 games to Koln and drawn 12 games
The reverse leg of this game was a 3-0 win in favor of Koln, while Hamburger emerged winners of their last encounter.
Hamburger SV vs Koln: Prediction
The month of March have been a good one to Hamburger SV after picking an impressive 7 points from a possible 9. The improvements in defensive department is also commendable after keeping 2 clean sheets from the 3 games during that period.
Meanwhile, Koln are coming on the back on an inconsistent run. The win against Hertha Berlin is the first after a spell of 2 draws and 3 losses in the previous 5. They conceded 10 goals in the last four matches, which is quite poor to their standards.
We are expecting the games to see low outcome of goals, while Hamburger grabs a home win to possibly lift them out of the danger zone.