Koln vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
These two teams have posted a total of just one win from their last five match-days in the league.
Die Alte Dame are placed 12th in the table – just five points above the relegation cut-off. Meanwhile, the Billy Goats have a total of just two wins all through this competition, and are placed 16th in a table of 18.
Both these teams have been conceding goals in plenty all through this campaign, and especially in recent weeks, the frequency of letting in goals have become higher.
And the same is case in their h2h meetings as well. Goals have been scored left and right in majority of their h2h clashes over the past three decades.
In fact, the latest such encounter was won by Markus Gisdol’s men on the road, with a 0-5 scroecard. Whereas the match-up just before that was won by their counterparts with a 0-4 scoreline.
Suffice it to say that another high-scoring thriller is on the cards this Saturday.
Koln vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the previous eight match-ups had three or more goals.
- The previous six overall wins were evenly split into three each for either squad.
- The visitors had scored two or more goals in seven of the last ten clashes at this venue.
- Six of the former ten encounters at this stadium had three or more goals.
Koln vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
The Billy Goats lost 5-0 on the road the last match-day on the road, against Freiburg. In the meantime, Bruno Labbadia’s men lost 1-0 on the road against Hertha.
Going on, Gisdol’s men were winless in 14 of their preceding 17 overall games, and they remained so in 100% of their appearances at this venue in 2020-21 in all competitions, barring a single game.
And the sole win during this period had come in the DFB Pokal, against a team from the lower division.
Note that they had also conceded goals heavily in almost all of these match-ups.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in 19 of their past 25 overall fixtures, and they have won just twice on the road this whole season. In fact, they have won a total of just four times away from home in 2020.
Going on, recent h2h clashes have also had goals in huge numbers, and with two faltering defenses on either side of the pitch, expect a goal-fest this weekend at the RheinEnergieStadion.
Koln vs Hertha Berlin: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).