Hoffenheim vs Koln: prediction for the Bundesliga match
Hoffenheim won six most recent head-to-head matches against Koln, but will The Billy Goats put an end to this streak on October 15? The answer is in our prediction.
Hoffenheim completely failed the previous season, finishing outside the European competitions zone, but Sebastian Hoeneß kept his job. Board probably has the same objectives in the new season, but the start was unsuccessful for the Villagers once again. Hoffenheim are currently at 11th spot in the standings with only eight points in their asset.
Club is only four points away from the desired 6th place, which is hardly a significant handicap. But Villagers are also only four points ahead of the relegation play-off spot, so any defeat can send a team to the lower part of the table. In the most recent match Hoffenheim suffered a 1:3 defeat to Stuttgart, it is the third loss in the current season.
In the previous season Koln barely avoided relegation, team managed to beat Holstein in the relegation playoffs. Team's squad was not strengthened, so everyone predicted the same fate for Steffen Baumgart's team, but The Billy Goats are performing well at the start of the season and are collecting points on the regular basis.
Koln are approaching the eight round at the 6th spot in the standings with 12 points in their asset. They are only one victory away from the Champions League zone, but Billy Goats are unlikely to aim for the Top-4. What's the most important is that Koln is eight points ahead of the relegation zone.
Koln recorded a 3:1 victory over Greuther Furth in the previous match and it is their third victory in the season, now they are on a five-game unbeaten run.
Two most recent matches of Hoffenheim ended with that score
This bet won in two most recent matches of Hoffenheim
In two most recent away matches Koln scored in the first half
Hoffenheim are looking inconsistent at the start of the season, they made a number of defensive mistakes, so now they are only at the 11th spot in the standings. But Villagers have the potential to rise through the standings, they have some great players in their squad.
Koln is a comfortable opponent for Hoffenheim - in six most recent matches Villagers recorded six victories over their opponent. Koln is yet to record a victory on the road during the current season, so Hoffenheim should be able to continue their streak.
Our prediction - Hoffenheim to win
Hoffenheim have a great offensive line - Villagers are the most high-scoring team in the lower half of the standings, so hosts will rely on their offense today. In eight matches of the current season Koln failed to keep the clean sheet in a single one. The Billy Goats are looking vulnerable on away games, we should expect a confident victory from Hoffenheim.
Our second bet is on Hoffenheim to win by two goals
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