Two sides that are looking for back-to-back wins in the Bundesliga this weekend clash on Saturday, as Borussia Monchengladbach welcome FC Köln. The visitors will be looking for the points to move into the Europa League places.
FC Köln are still in the hunt to finish in a Europa League place this season. Very few would have expected that at the beginning of the campaign, as they struggled throughout the 2020-21 season in the Bundesliga. However, they have lost just eight times in their 29 games this season, and are currently just a single point behind Hoffenheim.
Köln have shown how hard they are to beat over their previous five fixtures, as they have picked up two wins from their previous four, and have been beaten on just one occasion. That run of form has been solid, and means that a victory this weekend will be enough to lift them up into sixth.
Köln fought in their previous fixture, as they came back from 1-0 down to beat Mainz 3-2. Ellyes Skhiri, Dejan Ljubicic and Luca Killan all scored goals in that dramatic victory last weekend.
It was a strange first half to the season for Gladbach, as they found themselves in the midst of a relegation battle, despite targeting a European finish at the beginning of the season. However, their recent form has been much improved, and they now stand an outside chance of making it into a Europa League place.
They are currently seven points behind Hoffenheim, but they have recorded three victories from their previous four fixtures. Their latest win in the league was recorded against Furth, as they won 2-0. The goalscorers in that win were Marcus Thurman and Alassane Plea.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Köln Head to Head
FC Köln have picked up victories in their previous two fixtures against Gladbach. Their latest win was in the first meeting between the sides this season, as they ran out 4-1 winners. They also won this exact fixture last season, as they won 2-1 on the road. Gladbach’s last win against Köln was a 3-1 success in October 2020.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Köln Prediction
Both these sides have excellent chances of finishing the season in a Europa League place. However, the recent form of Gladbach has been very impressive, and I believe that they will keep that run going with a home success on Saturday.
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