FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Preview, Tips and Odds

FC Koln will meet Hoffenheim at Rhein Energie Arena on Saturday for their match of the opening 1st round of the Bundesliga. The hosts of this game finished on 14th place in last campaign’s final standings with 36 points, while Hoffe collected twelve more and ended up on the 6th position.

FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
FC Koln loss 4 W/ 7 D/ 9 L 2 W/ 4 D/ 4 L
Hoffenheim win 9 W/ 7 D/ 4 L 4 W/ 4 D/ 2 L

Last game between the teams: 2020-05-07 Bundesliga: Hoffenheim – FC Koln 3:1; Christoph Baumgartner 11′, 46′, Steven Zuber 48′; Florian Kainz 60′; Benjamin Hubner from the home team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 50′; Sebastiaan Bornauw from the visiting team was sent off with straight red card in the 26′
Last game at this venue: 2019-11-08 Bundesliga: FC Koln – Hoffenheim 1:2; Jhon Cordoba 34′; Sargis Adamyan 48′, Jurgen Locadia 90′(penalty)

Worth Mentioning

The two teams last met on 27th of May at PreZero Arena in Sinsheim and Hoffenheim won with 3:1 score. FC Koln failed to win any of the previous nine H2H clashes and are on run of four straight defeats. Only three of the previous seventeen encounters finished in victory for the away sides. Four of the last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, as three witnessed goals at both ends. Hoffenheim did not allow more than a goal in their five previous visits to Koln.

FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Stats

As of 15/09 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
FC Koln win 6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L 4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L
Hoffenheim draw 7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L 3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L

Last Game FC Koln: 2020-09-12 DFB Pokal: Altglienicke – FC Koln 0:6; Jonas Hector 17′(penalty), Elvis Rexhbecaj 36′, 63′, Rafael Czichos 43′, Salih Ozcan 68′, Dominic Drexler 85′
Top Performers FC Koln: Elvis Rexhbecaj 2 goals 1 assist, Jonas Hector 1 goal 1 assist, Dominic Drexler 1 goal.
Next Game FC Koln: 2020-09-26 Bundesliga: Arminia Bielefeld – FC Koln
Last Game Hoffenheim: 2020-09-13 DFB Pokal: Chemnitzer – Hoffenheim 2:2 (Hoffenheim won after penalties); Kevin Freiberger 59′, Christian Bickel 100′; Andrej Kramaric 48′, 111′(penalty)
Top Performers Hoffenheim: Andrej Kramaric 2 goals, Pavel Kadarabek 0 goals 1 assist, Ihlas Bebou 0 goals 1 assist.
Next Game Hoffenheim: 2020-09-27 Bundesliga: Hoffenheim – Bayern Munich

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
FC Koln 25-15 8 5 4
Hoffenheim 26-12 7 6 3

Worth Mentioning

FC Koln faced lowly Altglienicke at the last-64 stage of DFB Pokal on Friday and recorded a comprehensive 0:6 victory away from home. The Billy Goats had six friendly matches during the summer break and won all of the first five, losing only the last one to Wolfsburg. No draw has been registered in Koln’s last eight encounters. Of their last five games, four resulted in over 2,5 goals, while two meetings had both involved teams scoring. FC Koln managed to keep two clean sheets across those clashes.
Hoffe's last match was meeting of DFB Pokal at Stadion an der Gellertstrase on 13/09 against Chemnitzer. The match finished in 1:1 draw during the regular 90 minutes and in 2:2 after extra-time and Hoffe progressed to the next stage of the competition on penalties. That was the first stalemate registered in the last ten Hoffe encounters. Only one of their last six outings ended in win for the visiting teams. Hoffenheim’s last five games ended four times with both teams scoring at least once.
The same number of fixtures brought them a total of one clean sheets, while over 2,5 goals were scored in three.

FC Koln vs Hoffenheim News

Missing Players FC Koln: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing Players Hoffenheim: No reports of injuries or suspensions.

FC Koln vs Hoffenheim Predictions

Draw – 3.50 @ bet365