FC Koln vs Paderborn
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion (Cologne).
When it comes to the mud fight at the bottom of the table, it’s pretty hard to determine the result. FC Koln will be hosting their fellow promoted side in a chance to crawl out of the relegation zone in the league table.
FC Koln vs Paderborn Head-to-head (h2h)
- The guest is unbeaten in the last six meetings.
- Their previous encounter was won by Paderborn at home.
- The host has previously tasted success in the 2013 tie.
- The teams combined to score an average of 2.9 GPM in the last ten clashes.
FC Koln vs Paderborn Prediction
To get a better idea of both the promoted sides from the second division, it is better to look into their prior season performance. The host had finished the second division Bundesliga as the champions and they haven’t been familiarized with the top-flight games. But in a given time they are sure to find their rhythm in the league ties.
In the last season the second tier, Billy Goats had won 19 of the 34 matches while the guest stayed close behind with 16 wins in the same period at the end of the campaign. With a six-point lead than the latter, the host proves to be the better of the two.
Even though the h2h clashes say a different story in the end, with an unbeaten run in the last six meetings, the home team is still in charge at home. Although they have been defeated thrice in the season at home, they did manage to put a fight against the likes of BVB and Monchengladbach, resting at the top part of the league table.
In the current league also, even in the downfall, the Billy Goats have overcast the opposition. The home team had surprised everyone with a win against Freiburg and a late draw with FC Shalke in the campaign. Their lone win is a huge advantage over the visitors hanging in the ultimate bottom with their winless record in the table.
With just one point needed to escape out of the relegation zone, for the time being, it is sure that Alexander Wehrle and his men will do all they can for a win. Henceforth, the match will be a tight encounter with likely the host to come out on top in the end.
FC Koln vs Paderborn Betting tips
Full-time result: FC Koln @ 1.60 (3/5).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).