Ingolstadt vs Koln
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Audi-Sportpark (Ingolstadt).
Ingolstadt host Koln in an affair between two teams from completely opposite ends of the league ladder. The hosts are struggling badly for survival in the second tier of German football, while the Billy Goats hold the very top of the standings being the main candidates for the immediate return to top flight football.
The hosts were the weakest team in the division in the first half of the season. They, however, made a bright start to the year with three wins in five league affairs in 2019. The new head coach Jens Keller (took charge in December last year) takes credits as he instilled the winning mentality into the squad which was mainly used to losses.
Nevertheless, Die Schanzer are now looking at a very complicated scehedule which might pull them back into the red zone. They lost 1-0 to St. Pauli last weekend and are have fixtures against Koln and Union Berlin upcoming.
Ingolstadt vs Koln: Head-to-head
These two sides battled it out together in the elite class back in 2016/17 season.
Koln go into this undefeated in last five meetings with Die Schanzer.
Both teams scored at least a goal in each of these five encounters.
Three of five H2H matches at Audi-Sportpark ended without a winner.
Ingolstadt vs Koln: Prediction
The Billy Goats took advantage of HSV’s slip-ups in past two rounds to overtake the Red Shorts at the very top of the standings. They now have the pole position in the battle for the 2. Bundesliga title and we doubt they will make a mistake here against relegation strugglers.
Koln have a fine away record of 7 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats in this term. The head coach Markus Anfang has a deadly line-up of attackers in the likes of Simon Terrode, Jhon Cordoba and Anthony Modeste.
Modeste, who was team’s top scorer last season in Bundesliga, returned from a loan at Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin this winter. He bagged three goals in three appearances for the Billy Goats in 2019. We can hardly imagine Ingolstadt holding arguably the best team in the division here. The away win is a must-take pick at 2.05 odds.
Ingolstadt vs Koln: Bet Tips
Koln to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
HT/FT Koln/Koln @ 3.25 (9/4).