Koln vs Hamburger SV
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
Top two teams in 2. Bundesliga are set to battle it out in the last match of the 29th round on Monday evening at RheinEnergieStadion.
FCK have all but secured the promotion to the elite class sitting seven points clear off second-placed HSV and ten above third-placed Union Berlin.
A win here would likely confirm the promotion for the Billy Goats with just six games left before the end of the season.
Neither of two sides will, however, come into this derby in the highest of spirits. This can particularly be said for the visitors who fell 1-2 at home to relegation-threatened Magdeburg seven days ago. They took just one point from past three league rounds, a streak which includes bac-.to-back home defeats t bottom-half Darmstadt and Magdeburg.
Hannes Wolf’s men clearly had troubles with the lack of meticulousness at the back lately. The German manager has reasons to be worried ahead of this trip given his team are set to face by far the strongest attacking line-up in the competition.
Koln vs Hamburger SV: Head-to-head
Hamburger SV lead the head to head tie by five wins ahead of 96th encounter with the Billy Goats.
HV won four of five meetings with Koln.
The streak includes this term’s narrow 1-0 victory for the Red Shorts at Volksparkstadion.
Koln were much more successful in games at RheinEnergieStadion where they won 22 and lost 12 of 46 matches with HSV.
Koln vs Hamburger SV: Prediction
The hosts found goals easy to come by lately and we have reasons to expect the continuation of their strong attacking form past the vulnerable defensive line of Hamburger’s here. Koln bagged four or more goals in three of last four league games. They won six and drew one of past seven league affairs and will certainly head into this as clear form favourites in spite of the 4-4 draw away at penultimate-placed MSV Duisburg last weekend.
Koln to score two or more goals looks to be a banker pick at the odds of 1.66.
Koln vs Hamburger SV: Bet Tips
Koln to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Koln Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66 (4/6).