Koln vs Union Berlin
Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 13 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
1.FC Koln started the Bundesliga 2 with a win last week, they will continue their push to get back to top flight as they welcome Union Berlin on Monday night.
Koln were lucky not to lose some of their star players despite being relegated to the second tier. It has been a norm in Bundesliga for relegated clubs to lose their players as top German and European clubs will come shopping immediately.
Jonas Hector and Timo Horn has remained in the club, spurning advances from elite clubs. The Billy goat should be a huge force in the Bundesliga 2 with these two players committing to them for this season.
Union Berlin are now a very established Bundesliga 2 team, playing their 9th consecutive season. They have done well with some good purchase from Bundesliga sides to balance the outgoing players.
Berlin got off the season with a lone goal win which was scored by Felix Kroos, Brother to Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos. They will hope to get another good result on Monday night.
Koln vs Union Berlin: Head to Head
The last meeting between the two sides was in April 2014, Koln were the victorious side with 2-1 score line.
Koln have won 5 out of their total 6 meetings with Union Berlin and lost once.
Koln vs Union Berlin: Prediction
We see Koln ad the stronger side having played their first second tier game since 2014. Their new boss is an attacking minded manager despite not winning the promotion playoff. 76% of his games ended with more than 2 goals and both teams scored in 65% of his games.
We expect a home win in this game as we saw their attacking powers in their last week win.
Koln vs Union Berlin: Bet Tips
Koln to win at 1.66 odds
Over 2.5 Match Goals at 1.87 odds