Hertha Berlin vs FC Koln
Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin.
Hertha Berlin’s start to the 2016/17 Bundesliga season is nothing but excellent. After 7 weeks in to the campaign, they are 4th in the league table with 4 wins and 2 draws. And the lone defeat have come against none other than the Bavarians at the Allianz Arena. They are also coming on the back of a morale boosting 1-1 draw against another Bundesliga giant. Borussia Dortmund away from home at the weekend.
FC Koln are arguably the most important side in the Bundesliga this season. They were one of the four best defensive sides in the league last season. And keeping hold of the similar bunch of players along the back four has so far paid the dividends this season. They have conceded just 4 goals this season, the joint lowest so far this season alongside Bayern Munich. And they are also one of the four unbeaten sides in the league together with Bayern, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.
Hertha Berlin vs FC Koln: Head-to-Head Stats
- Hertha Berlin can boast of a 6 unbeaten run against Koln with 4 wins and 2 draws.
- The Berliners had won in the two Bundesliga clashes of 2015/16 season – 2-0 at home and 1-0 at Koln.
- Koln haven’t won against Hertha in their last 4 visits to Berlin, a record which reads 2 draws and 2 losses.
- The last three meetings between these sides have seen under 2.5 goals. Also only one of the last 5 meetings between these two at Berlin have seen over 2.5 goals.
Hertha Berlin vs FC Koln: Prediction
It is hard to separate the teams on current form. Hertha might have a commendable head-to-head record against Koln in recent years. Hertha had also won in each of their 3 home games this season. But we believe the visiting Koln are a different proportion all together.
Koln are a confident bunch after negotiating their 7 matches this season without a defeat. They have already held the record Champions Bayern Munich to a draw at their own backyard. And we can expect them to give a tough test to Hertha on Saturday evening.
Hertha Berlin vs FC Koln: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score and Draw at 4.50 (7/2)
Correct Full-Time Score: 1-1 at 6.00 (5/1).