1.FC Koln vs Ingolstadt
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion, Koln.
FC Koln is the team to beat in Bundesliga season judging by their performances so far this season. They are coming on the back of a 1-1 draw against record Champions Bayern Munich just before the international break. This also maintained their status as one of the three sides in Bundesliga yet to taste a defeat this season. Much of their success this season owe to a combination of hardworking midfield and a disciplined defense. And this is why they are the second best defense in the league at the moment after conceding just 3 goals so far this season, 1 higher than Bayern Munich.
Ingolstadt have struggled since the beginning of the season. A draw against another struggling side Hamburg is the only point they earned so far this season. They are currently 17th in the standings, with Hamburg at the rock bottom with same points. A win here could possible take them out of the relegation zone momentarily, but who would back them to beat a Koln side who are on a dream run these days.
Koln vs Ingolstadt: Head-to-Head Stats
- Each of the two Bundesliga meetings of last season between Koln and Ingolstadt were 1-1 draws.
- Ingolstadt are unbeaten in the last 4 meetings against Koln, however the last three are draws.
- Five of the last six league meetings between Koln and Ingolstadt have seen under 2.5 goals.
Koln vs Ingolstadt: Prediction
It is hard to see anything other than a Koln win from this fixture. Without a doubt they are one of the sides that have improved tremendously this season. While Ingolstadt’s six match winless run with the last five being defeats adds confidence in backing Koln for an outright win.
The hosts have a strong defense which was breached only three times this season. This also lead to my correct score prediction of a 2-0 win for Koln from this Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture.
Koln vs Ingolstadt: Betting Tips
- Koln to win at 1.80 (4/5)
- Correct Score: 2-0 for Koln at 7.50 (13/2).