FC Köln and Hoffenheim will both be battling for places in the European spots in the Bundesliga this term. That could mean that there is extra importance placed on this fixture this Sunday, as both teams looking to bounce back after suffering defeats in their previous fixtures.
It has been an indifferent start to the season for both FC Köln and Hoffenheim this term, as both sit outside the European spots coming into this fixture. Hoffenheim has started the new season in slightly better form, as they have picked up five wins from the eleven matches that they have played, and they could move into the top four with a victory this weekend.
However, their form has been incredibly inconsistent over their previous five fixtures, as they have lost twice, drawn twice and picked up just one victory. They were beaten for the fourth time this term in their previous Bundesliga fixture, as they lost 2-0 at home against Bayern Munich.
FC Köln has also underperformed over the early months of the season, as they come into this fixture sitting in the bottom half of the standings. The German side look to be struggling with the pressure that comes with playing twice a week, due to their involvement in European competition. Over their previous five games, they have won twice, lost twice and drawn once.
There will be a desperate need to get back on track this weekend, as they were easily beaten in their previous fixture. On that occasion, they were hammered 5-0 away from home against Mainz. However, the game changed following the sending off for Luca Kilian inside the opening half an hour.
FC Köln vs Hoffenheim Head to Head
Hoffenheim’s record in this fixture is staggering, as they have claimed victories in each of the eight matches that they have played against FC Köln. The hosts this weekend are winless in their previous 13 matches against their German rivals. Furthermore, Köln has failed to score in the previous three league fixtures between the sides.
FC Köln vs Hoffenheim Prediction
It’s extremely challenging to see past the dominant record that Hoffenheim boasts in this fixture against FC Köln. Therefore, the most likely result is the away victory, as Köln suffer a second straight defeat in the Bundesliga.
Make sure to bet on FC Köln vs Hoffenheim with 22Bet!