Sandhausen vs FC Koln
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald (Sandhausen).
Cologne have been in fine form early in the 2. Bundesliga campaign and we’ve only seen their five-game unbeaten streak ended in a 3-5 thriller against Paderborn in front of the home crowd, as they travel to Sandhausen hoping to bounce back quickly and break back into the league’s top 3.
Billy Goats have bagged four wins and a draw in five outings across competitions beforehand, beating BFC Dynamo 1-9 in DFB Pokal and earning ten league points along the way. They’ve bagged comfortable wins at Bochum and St. Pauli on the road already and Markus Anfang will hope his men can take confidence from it too!
Sandhausen, on the other end, sit in the bottom part of the table but they’ve earned their only two points in their last two outings, as they held Union Berlin to a goalless draw ahead of the International break and Darmstadt 98 to a 1-1 draw on the road after it. They now hope to put on a similar defensive display and a solid challenge at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald.
Sandhausen vs FC Koln: Head-to-head
The sides have last met in 2013/14, where Cologne bagged wins on both occasions.
Billy Goats snatched a 0-1 win on their last trip to this ground in February 2014.
Sandhausen have never bagged a competitive win over the rivals, despite some strong challenges at this ground.
Sandhausen vs FC Koln: Prediction
We will now back Cologne to build on such records against the rivals and bounce back to the winning ways after a slip-up at home, going for an Away win at 1.85. They have been great on the road so far and it’s really tough seeing shaky Sandhausen shut them down at this point.
However, we’ve seen Cologne enjoy quite some thrillers lately and we should now be in for another exciting clash on their hands – with an attacking approach and an absolute must for points here. We will thus go for a high-scoring matchup too and back Over 2.5 Goals FT at 2.00, which does seem great value with their recent records taken into concern!
Sandhausen vs FC Koln: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.85
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 2.00