Hertha BSC vs Koln: Preview and Predictions

Hertha BSC vs Koln
DFB Pokal
Date: 25th October 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin).

Is there the light at the end of the tunnel for Koln? The Billy Goats just can’t find a breakthrough in the new season which sees them sit at the rock bottom of both Bundesliga and Europa League standings.

They finally managed to avoid a defeat last weekend by holding Werder Bremen to a goalless draw in front of their fans, but can they make it two games on the bounce without a loss on Wednesday when they travel to the capital to take on Hertha BSC in the second round of DFB Pokal?

Hertha BSC

The Old Lady got off to a promising start in Bundesliga, but they are also in a huge crisis being winless in last six games in all competitions in the recent period.

Pal Dardai has had huge problems with the lack of his team’s efficiency in the final third lately.

The Hungarian manager practically has only two men who can produce up front (Matthew Leckie and Salomon Kalou) and who bagged seven of Hertha’s nine Bundesliga goals.


If Dardai has problems in the attack, what should we say for Peter Stoger? The decision of selling their talisman Anthony Modeste this summer was indeed a poor one since Koln are still without a player who notched two or more goals in the league competition.

The Billy Goats scored only two times in last eight games in all competitions and they don’t look as a team able to make a deep run in the cup campaign this year.

Hertha BSC vs Koln: Head to head

The head to head stats speak in Koln’s favour as the Billy Goats lead the tie by two wins.

They ended Hertha’s three-win streak in March this year when Modeste produced a phenomenal performance netting a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory.

Hertha BSC vs Koln: Prediction

Both teams have been struggling to find goals lately and backing Under 2.5 FT just has to be the way to go.

The 1.85 odds offered for the home win do not appear to be a bad option either.

Hertha BSC vs Koln: Bets

The main bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.66.

For the more adventurous punters, the 1-0 correct score is priced up at 6.00.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport