Koln vs Stuttgart
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
Stuttgart are flying high with three consecutive wins in Bundesliga. Can the Reds keep the hot run of form going and make it four on the bounce on Sunday when they travel to RheinEnergieStadion to take on the rock-bottomed Koln side?
The Billy Goats will also come into the game in high spirits, with a huge 1-2 win over RB Leipzig under their belts. Stephan Ruthenbeck has entirely managed to shift team’s fortunes around since taking over Peter Stoger on the bench. The German manager believed in miracle when everyone has already seen the Billy Goats in the second class.
Truth be told, Koln still have a long way to go in saving the top flight status come May, but they look much closer to it after making a decent start to the year in spite of being amid quite a challenging schedule. Vincent Kozziello and Leonardo Bittencourt were on target in a comeback at Red Bull Arena. Former Stuttgart’s striker Simon Terrode has also proven out to be a fantastic acquisition this winter as he notched five goals in seven appearances for Koln.
Nonetheless, the hosts will have to work hard to find goals here since Stuttgart have been very hard to break down under Tayfun Korkut lately, The Reds have kept a clean sheet in three subsequent league matches even though the opposition included the likes of M’Gladbach, Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Koln vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
The head to head stats fancy Koln here as the Billy Goats lead the head to head tie by six wins.
Additionally, Koln have been much more successful in H2H matches at RheinEnergieStadion where they’ve lost just 8 of 44 clashes with the Reds.
Stuttgart have, however, come on top in both of last two league clashes with Koln netting five goals in the process.
Koln vs Stuttgart: Prediction
The match has a massive importance for Koln, but it’s hard to go with the clear home win given Stuttgart’s impressive series of results of late.
The best way to go would be backing the low-scoring contest as we believe that the visitors will park the bus and try to replay the last couple of displays.
Koln vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80
Koln or Draw Double Chance @ 1.40