FC Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne).
The freshly promoted side were given their first taste of success in the new campaign when they came out top in their most recent matchup with Freiburg on the road. Despite trailing by a goal at the break, the squad turned things around post the restart and found the winning goal in the dying minutes of stoppage time.
The squad’s only home clash so far, however, saw them at the losing end of a 3-1 scoreline against the running up of last season, Dortmund.
Borussia Monchengladbach, on the other hand, were handed their first defeat, prior to the international break, in their clash with Leipzig at home. The visitors were able to bag not more than a consolation goal in that fixture as their counterparts managed to slot three past them with ease.
However, considering that the away side pulled off a very convincing 3-1 win over Mainz in their last outing, FC Koln will have to put in the extra effort if they are to avoid a second successive defeat in front of their home fans.
FC Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head to head (h2h)
- Five of the last nine clashes have ended in triumph for Borussia Monchengladbach.
- Their last encounter at this venue saw FC Koln secure a narrow 2-1 win.
- Three of their previous games have seen goals down each end.
- A high scoring clash with over 2.5 goals on the charts have occurred twice in their last six meetings.
FC Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Although the home team did pick up their first three points in their last clash, it needs saying that the squad are nowhere near ready to challenge a side such as Borussia Monchengladbach who secured a top-five spot last time around.
The fact that the hosts have already admitted defeat to both Dortmund and Wolfsburg, is certainly a testament to that statement as well. Furthermore, the away side have been coming out on top in three of their last four Bundesliga outings, the last of which was a 3-1 win over Mainz.
Despite it all, there rises a slight possibility that FC Koln might be able to hold the guests to a draw at the most, given the home advantage. The hosts have forced Monchengladbach to share to spoils with them twice in their last seven meetings here apart from picking up the win on two occasions as well.
So, the safest option would certainly be to go for a double chance in this one.
Additionally, four of the last six goals that Koln have conceded have come in the latter forty-five minutes of the game.
Taking into account that three of the last four goals scored by the visitors have also come in the second half, there is certainly every reason to back Monchengladbach to find the back of the net post the restart.
FC Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Borussia Monchengladbach @ 1.50 (1/2)
Borussia Monchengladbach to score in second half @ 1.60 (3/5).