FC Koln – Hertha Berlin : Preview & Prediction
Cologne and Hertha Berlin play for the RheinEnergieStadion in a Bundesliga 13th round matchup. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 games. However, the last time they faced in this stage was in 18-03-2017, in a game by the Bundesliga that ended the victory of the Colony by (4-2). The goals of the match were scored by Y. Ōsako (6 ‘) and A. Modeste (35’, 37 ‘and 63’) for the Colony and by V. Ibišević (50 ‘) and J. Brooks (69′) for Hertha Berlin. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 2 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 18th place, having won 2 points. In the last match, they lost with Mainz away (1-0), after having lost at home in a game against Hoffenheim (0-3). This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 26 conceded, against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 23 goals scored and 22 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Arsenal by (1-0). For the championship, the Cologne won 1 point in 15 possible, after 1 tie and 4 losses in the last 5 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, you have not won for 12 matches. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, and their attack needs to improve as it has failed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that has struggled to open the scoring and has only managed to score the first goal once in the last 12 Bundesliga games. In 12 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 9 home games in all competitions: he scored 4 of his 8 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Cologne are continuing their bad campaign in this edition of the German Championship, and sees their situation worsen with each passing round, as it remains the only club that has not yet won the competition. Now, the team have come from three straight defeats, having scored only one goal in that period. The last of them took place outside Mainz, in a very balanced game, where he finished as much as his opponent, but without much efficiency. Looking at the numbers of the competition, it is possible to conclude that, although the defensive system leaves much to be desired, the biggest responsible for the team’s performance has been the attack, which has scored only four times in twelve games and now figures as the worst of the championship, with an average of 0.33 goal per game. As principal, the club owns the worst campaign, having won only one of fifteen points. The coach often alternates the tactical formation of the team, but must keep Maroh as a reference in defense.
After 3 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 14th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, they lost with Borussia Mönchengladbach at home (2-4), after their previous match drew away in a game against Wolfsburg by (3-3). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for the Europa League, he lost with Athletic Bilbao away by (3-2). In the last 5 away games for the championship Hertha Berlin has 3 draws and 2 defeats, having won 3 points out of 15.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 5 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the board. In the last 10 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Hertha Berlin are going through a difficult time in this edition of the German Championship, having only one win in the last seven rounds, and now it comes from another defeat in the home. At the time, the team had a good performance, having finished double the opponent’s opponents, but allowed Borussia Mönchengladbach to open 0x3, and then could not react strong enough to equalize.
FC Koln – Hertha Berlin : Betting Tips
FC Koln – Win Odds: 2.50
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70