On Friday, starting at 19:30 pm, the match Koln – Hoffenheim will be played, during the 11th round of the Bundesliga, the 2019/2020 edition. Cologne has been without a victory with Hoffenheim since 2015, and at the last performances, the Friday guests stunned their opponents. In the 2017/2018 season, Hoffenheim won by 9-0 overall double with Koln in the Bundesliga, and is now again in excellent sports form.
After a hesitant start to the season, Hoffenheim forgot how to lose. The “Blue” have a series of 5 consecutive victories in all competitions, but the gameplay is impressive. Alfred Schreuder’s pupils received only 3 goals in this interval, achieving superb victories in the away matches with Bayern and Hertha. Thanks to this path, Hoffenheim enters the fight for the Europa League places, being only one point away from Schalke, the 6th place. The first position is not far away, the leader Monchengladbach having 22 points, compared to the 17 of the group in southern Germany.
The “carpets” are with the knife to the bone, and coach Achim Beierlorzer is in danger of being dismissed. Cologne lost the last two stages of the Bundesliga and was eliminated from the German Cup by the modest Saarbrucken, formation of the Regional League. “White-Reds” have only 2 wins in the first 10 rounds, the last of them in front of the last place, Paderborn. With the 7 points, Cologne is in 17th place, fighting with Augsburg and Mainz to avoid relegation. Beierlorzer’s team has the worst attack in the Bundesliga, 9 goals scored, and the 21 goals scored make it one of the most defensive.
Hoffenheim proved his offensive quality, but also his pragmatism in front of the gate, and the defense was “regulated” by Schreuder superbly. “TSG” can achieve great success in Cologne, which would probably lead to the dismissal of the host coach. In any case, we expect to score goals, being a game played “down guard”.
Koln: T. Horn – Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, Hector – Skhiri, Verstraete – Ki. Schindler, Schaub, Drexler – Terodde
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Akpoguma, Vogt, B. Hübner – Kaderabek, Grillitsch, Skov – Rudy, Kramaric – Bebou, Locadia
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,45