FC Koln vs Hoffenheim
Date: Friday, 21st April 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Rhein-Energie Stadion, Koln.
Koln and Hoffenheim shared somewhat of a similar destiny in the first half of the season in the top flight of German football.
The situation after 29 rounds of the competition, however, looks much better for Julian Nagelsmann and his side who only increased the level of their game and who will play Champions League in the next season.
Peter Stoger and his Billy Goats failed to keep the consistency they had in the autumn last year.
The team has been much easier to break down in the second part of the season. They will come in the game with Hoffenheim after back-to-back losses to Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg having conceded as many as five goals during the process.
The struggles Koln have in the back line are the music to ears of the red-hot Hoffenheim strikers.
This can especially be said for Andrej Kramaric who has been enjoying the best period of his career lately. The Croat forward became the leading scorer of the team by notching four goals in last four fixtures.
Koln vs Hoffenheim: Head to head
Koln lead the head to head tie by two wins, but the Billy Goats suffered a real disaster in the previous meeting with Hoffenheim.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side took a demolishing 4-0 victory in the first part of the season at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena in early December last year.
Koln vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Hoffenheim have four wins in last five Bundesliga matches and they will be favourites to maintain the fine form against the struggling defense of Koln’s.
We certainly expect to see an open match in the first game of the Matchday in Bundesliga on Friday evening and we’ll take the Over 2.5 goals pick with the maximum stakes at the odds of 8/11.