FC Koln – BATE : Preview & Prediction
Cologne and BATE Borisov play in the RheinEnergieStadion, in a match of the Europa League (Group Stage). In this match the home factor may play an important role, as BATE Borisov presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 4th place, with no points earned after 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to the Red Star by (0-1). In the last match, lost out to BATE Borisov by (1-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 25 conceded, against 5 victories , 4 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 19 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last game he played for the Bundesliga, lost with Bayer Leverkusen away by (2-1). In the last 10 home games, Cologne has 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. The team allowed their opponents goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. This is a team that scores a few times first and only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 12 games, of these 3 reached the break in advantage in all and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 12 games, never managed to turn the score in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 6 home games in all competitions there are 1 periods in the standings: he suffered 4 of his 7 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The Cologne are going through a very difficult time this season as they have won just one win in the last twelve matches and now they are coming off another defeat by the German Championship where the torch bitter. At the time, the team had only 31% possession of the ball, missed many passes and finished half the opponent’s time, thus showing problems in the offensive sector. The numbers of this competition indicate that the team has been characterized by inefficiency in both sectors: the attack is the second worst, and the defense is the second most leaked. This has been repeated in the Europa League, where he has the worst numbers of Group H, bittering the flashlight without having scored. Probably the coach will keep the team in the 4-4-2, with Özcan in the midfield.
The visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Arsenal by (2-4). In the last match, won at home to the Colony by (1-0). This is a team that curiously presents more positive results than the home, since in the last 30 games it has 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 30 goals scored and 8 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 23 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last game he played for the Premier League, tied with Naftan at home for (1-1). His last away game was for the Premier League and ended with a win (0-2) against Dnepr Mogilev. In the last 10 games as a visitor BATE Borisov won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. The team conceded goals in 4 out of the last 5 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked with great regularity, already who has always scored at least one goal in the last 5 games in this competition. In 15 games, he managed to come back on the scoreboard in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
BATE Borisov can be in a very comfortable situation in Group H of the Europa League if they win the match. For this, the team tries to continue the good stage that lives, since it has been undefeated for five matches, having accumulated four consecutive victories and conceded only two goals in that period. His last game was valid for the BIelorusso Championship, where he now occupies the third position. Based on the numbers of the national championship, it is possible to state that the team is characterized by a very efficient attack, with an average of 1.66 goal per game, while its defense is among the three least leaked. This has been maintaining in a certain way in the Europa League, although it has the most leaked defense of its group, next to the Colony. However, their last continental showdown against the Germans showed a very consistent defense, which helped to secure the win, as the attack was short-lived and ended with a 39 percent possession. Who has been doing good performances regularly is right-back Rios, who must be among the eleven starting blocks for that match.
FC Koln – BATE : Betting Tips
FC Koln – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70