Koln vs Magdeburg
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 17 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
Koln will be looking to keep pace on HSV at the top of the 2. Bundelsiga standings on Monday night when they play host to Magdeburg in the last game of the Matchday No 17 at RheinEnergieStadion. The Red Shorts escaped on a four-point cushion at the top after a 1-2 away win over MSV Duisburg on Friday evening and the Billy Goats can’t afford a failure at home against relegation strugglers here.
The hosts have indeed been flying high of late in the second division of German football. They rebounded from a narrow 1-0 defeat to Hamburger SV in some style by winning four in a row in the competition. Markus Anfang’s men bagged an impressive 18-goal tally in the process. It is well over four goals per game and the clash with struggling Magdeburg promises the continuation of such form for the hosts.
Koln vs Magdeburg: Head-to-head
The two sides did not have the chance to play each other in the past.
Koln vs Magdeburg: Prediction
The latest of Billy Goats’ victims were Jahn Regensburg as Simon Terrode and Dominick Drexler inspired a 1-3 victory last weekend away at Continental Arena. Terrode is red-hot at the moment as he scored an amazing seven-goal tally in last four league outings. He is by far league’s top goal-scorer with 20 to his name. Just to compare, Bochum’s Lukas Hinterseer is second on competition’s goalscoring charts with nine goals to his name.
The visitors took 11 points in 16 games so far and they sit third from bottom coming into this clash with promotional contenders. They took only three points from last eight league affairs. They made a managerial change in November appointing Michael Oenning as the new head coach, but the German manager has not done much to shift team’s fortunes since taking charge.
Everything points out to a one-sided contest at RheinEnergieStadion and we can’t but back the hosts to win comfortably by two or more goals difference here.
Koln vs Magdeburg: Bet Tips
Koln -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
HT/FT Koln/Koln @ 1.83 (5/6).