Koln vs Stuttgart
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-Off at 14.30 UK
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion, Koln.
Stuttgart will be hoping to arrest the current slump in form on Saturday afternoon when they travel to RheinEnergieStadion to battle bottom-half rivals Koln in the 22nd round of Bundesliga.
The Schwaben lost two and drew one of the last three matches in all competitions. They have just been incapable of keeping things tight at the back lately. The defensive meticulousness has dropped the team down to the 10th position after all.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s troops kept just one clean sheet in the last ten games across competitions. They allowed two or more goals in five of the last seven matches along the way.
Stuttgart have particularly been struggling on travels recently as they lost four of the last five away outings in the league. The team shipped as many as ten goals in the last three away fixtures against Arminia Bielefeld, Freiburg, and Bayer Leverkusen.
Koln vs Stuttgart Head-to-head
- Koln lead the head to head tie by five wins coming into the 92nd encounter with Die Schwaben.
- Stuttgart, however, won two and drew one of the last three clashes against the Billy Goats.
- The teams shared spoils when they met each other in this season’s reverse fixture (a 1-1 draw in late-October last year at Mercedes-Benz-Arena).
- Both teams scored in five of the last six head to head matches.
Koln vs Stuttgart Prediction
We would not be surprised to see the continuation of a high-scoring trend in the head to head games between these two outfits.
Five of the last six matches Koln have played in all competitions saw at least three goals scored. We’ve already written about Stuttgart’s recent defensive woes and we can’t quite imagine them keeping a clean sheet here.
As for the match-winner, we see the draw as the most likable of the outcomes. The Billy Goats seem to have improved their form of late. They shocked Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 on the road two weeks ago. They should have what it takes to avoid a defeat against a side that has lost three on the bounce away from home in the league.
Koln vs Stuttgart Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50
Both teams to score @ 1.57.