Koln vs Duisburg
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK 20:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
Koln host Duisburg in what is expected to be a one-sided affair from the very first whistle in the last game of the 2. Bundesliga Matchday on Monday evening. It will be a contest between top and bottom of the league ladder.
The Billy Goats are determined to return to the top flight of the German football. They got off to a splendid start with six wins, a draw and a defeat in eight games and they are two points clear off the second-placed HSV with a game in hand on the Red Shorts.
Markus Anfang’s men reacted well after the lone defeat of the campaign which came in mid-September when they fell 3-5 to Paderborn at home. The Billy Goats went on to win three on the bounce bagging seven goals in the process. The latest of successes came last Friday when Simon Terrode and Jhon Cordoba inspired a 1-3 victory over Arminia Bielefeld away at SchucoArena.
Koln vs Duisburg: Head-to-head
- The two teams will lock horns for the first time after 2014 when they battled it out in DFB Pokal.
- Koln advanced after penalties back then as the regular game ended in a goalless draw.
- Three of past four head to head affairs ended without a winner.
- Three of more goal were seen in just one of last four head to head meetings.
Koln vs Duisburg: Prediction
Simon Terrode is enjoying an amazing form at the start of the new season. The German forward has 12 goals to his name after 8 rounds and is by far the top goalscorer in the league at the moment. He will be up against the competition’s weakest defense and we just have to expect another scintillating evening from him in front of the home crowd.
Duisburg shipped ten goals in last four league matches. They are the only team in the division without a victory after eight games. We just can’t imagine any other scenario but a confident victory for the Billy Goats here. The home win is a banker at 1.40 odds, but we’ll back Koln to win in handicap here.
Koln vs Duisburg: Bet Tips
Koln -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
Simon Terrode to score anytime @ 1.44 (4/9).