1. FC Koln vs Hamburger SV
German Bundesliga 2016/17
Date: Sunday, 30th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion, Hamburg.
Koln suffered their first defeat of the Bundesliga season at Hertha Berlin last weekend. Their start to the season is excellent after having registered 4 wins and 3 draws from their 8 matches. They are currently 5th in the league with 15 points, just 5 short of leaders Bayern. The majority of Koln’s success this season is from the back of a strong defense which has let in just 6 goals so far this season.
Hamburg continue to struggle and suffered yet another defeat when they host Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. They are one of the two sides in the league who are yet to register a win after 8 matchdays. However, the registered a win against the third division side Hallescher in the DFB Pokal fixture on the mid-week. It remains to be seen if it will have any impact on their confidence on Sunday’s clash.
FC Koln vs Hamburg: Head-to-Head Stats
- Koln are unbeaten in the last four Bundesliga fixtures against Hamburg, with 2 wins and 2 draws.
- However, Hamburg slightly lead the overall head-to-head record with 34 wins as against Koln’s 31 wins from their last 89 meetings, while 24 matches seeing draws.
- While Koln’s 41 home matches saw them winning 24 times, along with 11 draws and 12 defeats.
FC Koln vs Hamburg: Prediction
Hamburg is arguably the worst attack in the league and have scored only 2 goals this season. Koln is a much improved side from last season and look solid in all departments. Koln also have a decent head-to-head record in recent meetings against Hamburg. And on current form, there is only one way this match will go. That’s a comfortable win for Koln at the full-time whistle.
FC Koln vs Hamburg: Betting Tips
Koln to win at 1.60 (3/5)
Koln to keep a clean sheet at 2.25 (5/4)
Full-Time Correct Score: 2-0 for Koln at 8.00 (7/1).