Hoffenheim vs FC Koln
Date: Saturday 3rd December, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim.
This is going to be a very interesting encounter. Both teams have showed superb form at the start of the season in Bundesliga and they are definitely playing above the expectations. Hoffenheim are still undefeated after 12 rounds of the competition, while Koln have managed to achieve some fantastic results which brought them at the 5th position in the league table.
The hosts somehow became the synonyms for Both teams to score bets since most of their matches in this season have offered real dramas full of goals on both ends. The youngest manager in the competition Julian Nagelsmann was unhappy after a disappointing home draw with Hamburger SV two weeks ago, as he knew that his team must have had to use the momentum after avoiding a defeat at Allianz Arena. Sandro Wagner will be the number one option for Nagelsmann up front in the match against Koln.
Austrian manager Peter Stoger has been doing a tremendous job on Koln’s bench this season. However, the team dropped points on home ground in the last round when they disappointingly played a goalless draw with Augsburg. Anthony Modeste failed to back up the superb form after scoring 12 goals in 11 matches, but he will still be the main threat for the vulnerable Hoffenheim’s defensive line.
Hoffenheim vs Koln: Head-to-Head Stats
Koln were the more successful side with seven victories from 16 head to head clashes. Interestingly, the team have already faced each other in this season, when Koln took a 2 – 1 win in the second round of DFB Pokal a month ago when Modeste scored the winner in the first minute of extra-time!
Hoffenheim vs Koln: Prediction
The number one betting pick will be both teams to score at the odds of 13/20, while the braver punters can go with the draw at 12/5!
Hoffenheim vs Koln: Betting Tips
Both teams to score YES 13/20 (1.65)
Draw at 12/5 (3.40)