Hoffenheim vs FC Koln Prediction and Betting Preview 27 May 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-1
Hoffenheim vs FC Koln PredictionWith both sides heading into this fixture on the back of respective draws in their previous games, they will be determined to secure a win here to post all three points on the board. Expect a ballsy affair between these sides on Wednesday evening.
Match status: 2019/20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 28
Kick-off:
Venue: PreZero Arena
Hoffenheim are still in the running for a Europa League place finish with only three points separating them from sixth-placed Wolfsburg. Having garnered 36 points from 27 league games so far, it is fair to say that they have been pretty impressive this season. A top-six finish will be the cream of the crop for what has been an outstanding campaign for Die Kraichgauer.

Head coach Alfred Schreuder may be deserving of a pat on the back for the excellent effort he has put into the club since his appointment. Despite a recent blip in form, Hoffenheim are still very much a force to reckon with and will be looking to return to winning ways in this fixture.

FC Koln are not faring any worse than their opposition, sitting just below Hoffenheim on the standings, five points adrift of the final Europa League spot. With a tough game against Die Kraichgauer on the cards, the Billy Goats will set their sights on all three points as they look to leapfrog this foe on the standings.

Hoffenheim vs FC Koln Team News

Expected to register an easy win away at basement club Paderborn last time out, Hoffenheim fell short of pre-game expectations as they were forced to settle for a draw. Showing class for large portions of the game, Die Kraichgauer should have easily snatched the win, but for profligacy costing them two important points.

Interestingly, both sides had already found the back of the net inside six minutes but struggled to produce more goals as the clock wound down. Flattering to deceive during the first few minutes of the game, you will be forgiven for thinking we were in for a goal-fest at Paderborn.

Both sides ultimately had to settle for a point with Paderborn the happier of the two sides as they look to continue their survival battle. It was an interesting game of football littered with series of exciting moments.

FC Koln, on the other hand, salvaged a 2-2 draw at home to Fortuna Dusseldorf on the last match-day. Even though they were tagged huge favorites heading into the fixture, the home side were left trailing for large parts of the game.

A late resurgence, with two minutes of the game left to play, produced two quick-fire goals to clinch a point for Koln, breaking the hearts of the visitors. The players wheeled away in celebration as they fired in the equalizing goal – one that kept them within the Europa League picture.

For this fixture, the defensive units of both sides are very likely to come into play. The home side have registered a mealy two clean sheets from their preceding 20 games across all competitions. Also, they have failed to register a single win over their last eight games, five of them ending in defeat. At home, they are on a three-game losing streak, conceding a whopping twelve goals in that time.

The Billy Goats are not faring any better in terms of defending prowess. They have conceded no less than two goals in each of their last three games and have managed the same unwanted record in nine of their preceding eleven away games. Also, they have kept only one clean sheet at home all season.

Injured or Suspended Players

Hoffenheim: Ishak Belfodil, Andrej Kramaric, Sargis Adamyan and Konstantinos Stafylidis.

FC KolnRafael Czichos.
 

Pre-Match Odds

Hoffenheim: 2.568
Draw: 3.72
FC Koln: 2.792

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Hoffenheim vs Koln Predictions

Given the defensive frailties of these two teams, goals are a given in this fixture. Count on both sides to breach the other, at least once, before the end of the ninety minutes. As such, the “both teams to score” market seems the safest punt.
Our Betting Tip:
Over 2.5 @ 1.57
Correct Score:
Hoffenheim 2-2 FC Koln @ 11.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.50
Match Winner:
Draw @ 3.90
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.59
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 1.57
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