Wolfsburg vs FC Koln
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Volkswagen Arena (Wolfsburg).
Despite enjoying sporadic winning streaks throughout their campaign, Wolfsburg had to settle for a sixth-place finish at the end of the previous season. The home team had fifty-five points in the bag and were just three shy of getting their hands on a ticket to the Champions League.
Nevertheless, the squad brought the curtains down on the last season with a very impressive 8-1 rout of Augsburg at this very venue and will be hoping for a result along similar lines, when they welcome the freshly promoted FC Koln side on Saturday.
FC Koln are back from a one year spell in the second division and will be hopeful of a much more fruitful campaign this year. The visitors occupied the top spot in the 2.Bundesliga with a six-point lead at the helm.
However, that alone does not guarantee them a win against the Wolfsburg side who will be settling for nothing less than the three points when they lock horns in the weekend.
Wolfsburg vs FC Koln Head to head (h2h)
- Four out of the last ten ties have seen Wolfsburg come out on top.
- Their previous encounter finished 4-1 in favor of Wolfsburg.
- The teams have shared the spoils four times in their last seven meetings.
- Only once in their previous ten clashes has the game ended in a stalemate.
Wolfsburg vs FC Koln Prediction
The hosts certainly put their best foot forward in their clashes on home soil last season and admitted defeat on just four occasions from their seventeen games.
The team are also unbeaten in their last seven home matchups and have netted nineteen goals from their last five fixtures here alone. Furthermore, FC Koln have not been faring well in their clashes with Wolfsburg at this venue and have emerged victorious just once from their previous twelve visits.
Given that the away side did not square up against any top-flight sides in their previous campaign as well, it looks more than likely that the win and the three points will be swinging in favor of Wolfsburg at the end of the ninety minutes.
Koln were the best away side in the second division and found the back of the net thirty-five times while conceding as little as twenty-one in the process. Considering that both sides have also been getting their names on the scoresheet in their last two games, a high scoring clash with over 2.5 goals on the scorecards is definitely looming large.
Wolfsburg vs FC Koln Betting tips
Full time result: Wolfsburg @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).