FC Koln vs Schalke 04
Date: Sunday, 19th February 2017
Kick-off: 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Koln and Schalke will conclude the Bundesliga game week 21 at RheinEnergie Stadion on Sunday evening.
The Billy goats unbeaten run in the Bundesliga was brought to a halt last weekend. Koln were beaten away from home at Freiburg as the game ended 2-1 last Sunday. The defeat made it their second loss in the space of 5 days as they lost earlier on Tuesday to Hamburger in DFB Cup.
The Billy goats are just 3 points below the 3rd placed teams and will be wishing for a win to move into the 3rd spot depending on other results.
Meanwhile S04 will come into this game from a superb convincing win away from home in the Europa League. They defeated Poak 0-3 on Thursday night .
Schalke haven’t have a rosy form away from home in the Bundesliga, they are winless in 3 away games and have just 1 win in 5 games on the road. A win in this game will move them into the top half of the table depending on results elsewhere.
Koln vs Schalke: Head to Head Statistics
The Billy goats have dominated their recent games against Schalke 04, they have won 5 out of their last 6 encounters.
Koln have also scored at least 2 goals in 5 out of their last 6 encounters against Schalke 04.
The Billy goats won the reverse of this game at Schalke’s home ground, they defeated Schalke 1-3.
At RheinEnergie Stadion, Koln have 27 times over S04, they have drawn 5 games and lost 9 times.
Koln vs Schalke 04: Prediction
The Billy goats are slight favorites in this game as they are in a better form. They are currently in an unbeaten form in the Bundesliga and have been good at the back. We expect the Billy goats to keep it clean at the back and avoid conceding a goal.
SO4 haven’t been good on away games in Bundesliga recently and we don’t expect them to turn good in this game. Therefore a home win is the most likely outcome of this fixture.
Koln vs Schalke 04: Bet Tips
Koln to win at 13/8 (2.62)
Both teams to score – No at 1/1 (2.00).