FC Koln vs Stuttgart Prediction & Tips
Cologne and Stuttgart meet at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 22 th round of the Bundesliga. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 23‑10‑2020, the last time they met in this edition of the league. The record of recent direct matches favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 14th and 10th of the overall classification, in fact this is a confrontation between the 17th classified in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 14th place, with 21 points won, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they won away to Borussia M’gladbach by (1‑2). In the last match, they lost away to Eintracht Frankfurt by (2‑0). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results away from home, as they have won 15 points as a visitor and only 6 at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Cologne has recorded 1 victory, 3 draws and 6 losses, having won 6 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, and their attack is not in a good phase, as they have not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 21 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 12 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Cologne comes unmotivated for this match after a 2-0 away loss against Frankfurt. The home team should play in a 5-3-2 tactical system, with the objective of using the center aisle to invest in the offensive process. In any case, it is expected that Cologne will demonstrate a somewhat conservative stance, taking into account the quality of the “enemy” of this round. In this scheme, the two most advanced players will be Emmanuel Dennis and Ondrej Duda. Coach Markus Gisdol will not be able to count on Sebastian Andersson, Florian Kainz and Sebastiaan Bornauw for being handed over to the medical department.
After 6 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses, the visiting team is in 10th position, having won 26 points. In the last match, they have tied at home against Hertha BSC by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have lost (5‑2) an away match against Bayer Leverkusen. This is a team that usually achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, since they have won 17 points away and 9 at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 16 goals conceded at home, against 24 goals scored and 19 conceded as a visitor. In the league, Stuttgart won 14 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, for which reason they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 21 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Stuttgart enters this match after a 1-1 draw at home, receiving Hertha. It should be noted that the visiting club is very strong both in counterattacks and in creating goal opportunities. The team from the city of Stuttgart usually plays in a traditional 5-2-3, where the two figures selected for the midfield must be Orel Mangala and Wataru Endo. For this match, coach Pellegrino Matarazzo will not be able to count on Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, Darko Churlinov, Nicolás González, Lilian Egloff, Gonzalo Castro and Clinton Mola for being injured.
FC Koln – Stuttgart FREE TIPS
FC Koln – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90