Schalke vs Koln
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
It was another disappointing week for the Gelsenkirchen faithful as they watched their side fall to the third straight defeat in the Bundesliga. Schalke were one of the busiest teams in the summer transfer market and seem to have made some intelligent buys. But the pressure is now back on head-coach Markus Weinzierl as the boardroom at Gelsenkirchen do not want to miss out on Champions League for a second consecutive season.
Koln’s run in the league is totally opposite to their Wednesday’s opponent Schalke. They defeated the newly promoted Freiburg 3-0 at home last week to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. The Geissbocke has now stretched their unbeaten run to 8 Bundesliga games, which is clear indication that they started off from where they finished last season.
Schalke vs Koln: Head-to-Head Stats
FC Koln have won in three of the last four matches against Schalke. The defeat came in their latest meeting at Koln on March 2016. While Koln won the corresponding fixture at Gelsenkirchen by a 3-0 margin.
Schalke win be coming on the back of two consecutive home defeats against Koln, but have won in 4 matches prior to that. The last four home matches of Schalke against Koln has produced 3 or more goals.
Schalke vs Koln: Prediction
Koln are looked like a more balanced team than their Wednesday’s hosts in the first three games of the season. Coming here with an unbeaten start and 8 matches since their last league defeat, Koln will be pretty confident to take something out of this match.
The conclusion is also consolidated by the fact that they have tasted defeat only once in their last 13 away matches. As 9 of those were draws, it will be very useful to back them on a double chance to win or draw here. And the odds of 1.75 is a good offer.
I will be also leaving you with my correct score prediction of 1-1 draw at score time at 6.00 for your extra little pennies.
Schalke vs Koln: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Koln at 1.75 (3/4).
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