In the DFB Pokal-round of the round, the match between Hamburger SV and 1. FC Köln will be held on the first Tuesday evening. Both clubs have been able to record success in the recent past. The guests from Cologne have been undefeated for six games and the HSV was also able to win in front of their home crowd last weekend. The odds for the upcoming game are balanced. The venue is the Volksparkstadion.
The stations of the Hamburger SV on the way to the cup final round were the sub-class FSV Zwickau and the Hallescher FC. While they had some problems with the team from Zwickau at the start, the North Germans appeared more confidently in the second round. This was not the case last year. At that time, the HSV beat Carl Zeiss Jena in the first round. In the league is the HSV on the relegation place. The Hamburgers lost 11 of their 19 games, while they have a negative goal ratio of 16:35. However, they were able to win their last three games at home. In the Volksparkstadion the Bundesliga Dino has been undefeated for four games. Markus Gisdol’s team lacked a midfielder, who meets regularly. Their top scorer is Bobby Wood with four league goals.
Last weekend there was a 1-0 home win against Hamburger Leverkusen for Hamburger SV. In a qualitatively weak encounter Leihspieler Kyriakos Papadopoulos gave the HSV victory in the second half. The Greek is still under contract with Bayer Leverkusen under contract. Against the 1.FC Cologne in the DFB Pokal Pierre-Michel Lasogga as well as Michael Gregoritsch injured.
At the 1.FC Cologne there was a 7: 0 victory over the BFC Preussen in the first round of the DFB Cup, in the second round they won with 2: 1 after extra time against the TSG Hoffenheim. As far as the team of coach Peter Stöger did not come last season. At that time, Werder Bremen sealed the exit in the second cup round. In the Bundesliga, the Rhinelanders are on the sixth table after 19 games. Currently Cologne are unbeaten for six games. With only 16 contented contenders, the goat bones form one of the strongest defenses in the league. Away they have a balance of 3/4/3. Lastly, the “Effzeh” won in the distance with 6: 1 against the SV Darmstadt. In contrast to the HSV, a true scorer is in his own ranks. Anthony Modeste already has 15 season’s hits in his account.
On the last Saturday the 1. FC Cologne won with 1: 0 against the VfL Wolfsburg. In a balanced and competitive match, Anthony Modeste scored ten minutes before the end of the game. Coach Peter Stöger will still be without Timo Horn until the middle of March. Marcel Risse and Sehrou Guirassy are also missing.
The balance between the two clubs speaks for guests from Cologne. For over three years the Hamburger SV was no longer able to win against the Rhinelanders. In the first half of the Bundesliga the 1. FC Cologne won 3: 0, the game in the Volksparkstadion last season ended 1: 1. For the HSV the current home strength speaks. Before their own fans, the North Germans have been unbeaten for four games, the last three games have all won. However, we do not trust them a victory on Tuesday. The “Domstädter” play a too strong season in which they can currently show a series of six undefeated games in a row. Taking these aspects into consideration, we tend to have a double chance bet with a tendency for the guests.