Koln vs Erzgebirge Aue
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
Koln are going to host Erzgebirge Aue in the third round of the German 2. Bundesliga on Saturday noon.
After being relegated from the top flight last season, the hosts are looking forward for an express comeback. They’ve started the campaign with a win and a draw and they want to continue their good streak. Jonas Hector and the lads have been playing pretty well in the back as they’ve allowed just one goal so far. Koln had a terrible first half of the season last time and although they improved their game, that bad run costed them the place in the Bundesliga.
On the other hand, Erzgebirge Aue managed to survive the last campaign only after beating Karlsruher in the relegation playout. Their poor finish pushed them down into the danger zone and they were also lucky enough to avoid the direct relegation as they stayed one point ahead of Braunschweig. Daniel Meyer’s side has been poor in the front, while their defence allowed too many goals. They cannot be proud of their start in the current campaign as well as they’ve managed to snatch just a point so far. The visitors still haven’t managed to find the back of the oppositions’ net.
Koln v Erzgebirge Aue: Head-to-head
Koln have been much more successful in their head to head clashes and they managed to beat their rivals two times in the last three occasions. Their clashes have been very efficient and five of the last six matches went over 2.5 margin.
Koln v Erzgebirge Aue: Prediction
Koln are strong favourites in this one and they shouldn’t miss the chance to secure all three points in this one. The visitors should be looking for their first win elsewhere and the home side should remain in the very top of the table.
The hosts have been excellent in their DFB Pokal clash last weekend when they celebrated a 9-1 away win over BFC Dynamo. As their head to head clashes are very efficient, in this one we should expect another high scoring game and at least three goals in total.
Koln v Erzgebirge Aue: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.50
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.80