FC Koln vs Sandhausen
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 12.00 UK/ 13.00 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne).
Two teams from extreme ends of the 2.Bundesliga table take on each other in this Saturday fixture. The match is overwhelmingly favored to Koln, considering their top-three status, and their additional home advantage.
Sandhausen fans will not be particularly pleased considering the pit of problems they are already in. They have just secured 17 points from their 22 games in the competition so far and is rightfully languishing in the relegation zone. With just 12 more rounds remaining this season, the players, as well as the supporters, have started to feel the mounting pressure.
The hosts will take this fixture with both hands considering the intense title-race they have been having with Union Berlin and Hamburger SV. Just one point stands in front of the team from taking hold of direct entry to the top division, and just five points from the pole position in the league table.
FC Koln vs Sandhausen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Koln won the last three games in a row.
- Sandhausen has a 100% winless record against this set of opponents in official meetings.
- The team has recorded just a single goal in their last five straight encounters and failed to score in their last four.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record and have scored in every single appearance.
FC Koln vs Sandhausen Prediction
Sandhausen is, without a doubt, one of the weakest teams in the whole of this second division. They lie at the extreme bottom of the table and has been pulling in performances worthy of their place in league standings. They were winless in 37 of their last 43 games, and in 19 of their last 23 on the road. And, specifically, they have never won against this rival.
Koln, at the same time, won eight of their last twelve overall fixtures, and six of their last seven home-ties. They have also recorded wins in the last three straight h2h meetings.
It goes without saying that the hosts will go for the win, and in all likelihood, will be successful in their quest.
The team scored two or more goals in their last seven home fixtures, three or more in five of these last seven, and amazingly at least once or more in their last 21 matches at home in succession. They have also found the back of the net every time they took on Sandhausen at the RheinEnergieStadion.
Expect the home team to keep in line with the course, and breach the visiting defense at least twice.
FC Koln vs Sandhausen Betting Tips
FC Koln to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals by FC Koln @ 1.60 (3/5).