FC Koln vs Hoffenheim
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne).
At Cologne, the Billy Goats will lock horns with Hoffenheim in the opening clash of the new edition of Bundesliga. FC Koln was one amongst the teams close to the bottom of the table. While, Die Kraichgauer missed a spot in the top five by 11 points in the table last term.
The difference between Markus Gisdol’s men, and the visiting side was huge. Hoffenheim had a 16 points lead over the Billy Goats in the table last season, which is why the guest comes in as the favorites to win in the encounter at Rhein Energie Stadium.
Koln has moved forward in the DFB Pokal Cup with a 0-6 win on the road against Altglienicke in the previous encounter in their schedule. In the same tournament, Hoffenheim pulled out a draw on the road with Chemnitzer and later qualified for the next round in the penalty shootout.
FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has been unbeaten in the last nine meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 3-1 home win for Die Kraichgauer.
- Only one of their last six matches has ended in a draw.
- Three of their recent five fixtures have seen both teams score.
- Their last four meetings have produced at least 3 goals per match.
- The host is winless at home in the past five clashes since 2015.
FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Prediction
FC Koln form will help them score a goal in the match, but probably not for winning the game. They have been scoring at least a goal in all their last 14 home matches across all major competitions, which is why the BTTS will be a suitable option in the game.
Hoffenheim will come in hot on the back of a three-game winning streak in the Bundesliga from the last term fixtures in their schedule. Their previous league clash was a 0-4 win on the road against Borussia Dortmund in the records.
On the other hand, the Billy Goats will carry their 10 game winless streak in their fixtures from the last season Bundesliga. They had finished last term campaign with a 6-1 loss on the road against Werder Bremen in the schedule.
Based on those stats, the double chance favoring Hoffenheim will probably serve the punters to yield decent returns in the clash. Since most of their recent h2h meetings have been high-scoring affairs, this match is not likely to change the trend in ninety minutes.
FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals in full-time @ 1.57 (4/7).
Double chance: Draw or Hoffenheim @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.50 (1/2).