TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is welcoming FC Koln to PreZero Arena in round 28 of 2019-20 German Bundesliga on Wednesday.
Both these teams are experiencing rough patches in their campaign. In any case, with their agreeable cushion of points over the relegation line, the squads are in no impending peril. All things considered, they can stand to play absent a lot of stress, and compounded with their defective defenses, it appears as though we are going to observe a goal-fest.
Hoffenheim’s poor run of form was stretched out as they failed to win for a seventh consecutive Bundesliga game after they were held to a draw against bottom of the table Paderborn at the end of the week.
Robert Skov gave Hoffenheim the fantasy start with a guaranteed finish only four minutes into the challenge yet that lead didn’t keep going long as Paderborn leveled only five minutes after the fact with that goal ending up being the finish of the scoring.
It was another baffling afternoon for Hoffenheim whose expectations of qualifying for Europe remain however they can’t permit this winless race to proceed, even though their efforts will be obstructed with top-scorer Andrej Kramaric set to miss out with injury indeed.
Koln made it three games without success in the Bundesliga however were appreciative of a point against Fortuna Dusseldorf after returning from two goals down with only three minutes staying in that challenge.
With a disappointing defeat well and genuinely on the cards, Koln somehow managed to evoke an improbable rebound as goals from Anthony Modeste and Jhon Cordoba rescued a point for the hosts yet the game could have been different if Mark Uth had changed over his penalty when Koln trailed by only one goal.
Koln’s season could in any case go whichever way yet their current form proposes they may think that its hard to complete in the top half of the table and they could be supported by the arrival of Niklas Hauptmann for this challenge.
For the last couple of seasons, Hoffenheim was playing extraordinary soccer and they were competing for one of the top four positions, yet this season isn’t going toward the path they envisioned it. Hoffenheim have not won any of their last 8 games, remembering the two for the most recent fourteen days. With 36 points, 36 scored goals, and 47 conceded goals, Hoffenheim is in the ninth place in the standings, yet there is still expected that Hoffenheim will end up in sixth place, the last place that prompts the Europa League.
Andrej Kramaric is the leading goal scorer for Hoffenheim with 7 goals, however lamentably, he is harmed and will miss this match. Adamyan has included 5 goals. Beldofil and Adamyan are additionally harmed and won’t play. In their most recent match in Bundesliga against Paderborn on the road, Hoffenheim was the better team with 62% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 87% of the right passes. In the initial 10 minutes of the match we saw two goals, one on each side.
The score didn’t change until the end and this match finished in a 1-1 draw. Bundesliga is the only competition that Hoffenheim is playing in for the rest of the season, and the schedule is on the simpler side for Hoffenheim in the next scarcely any games which are an ideal opportunity or Hoffenheim to win a few points.
Koln was in a strong form before the stoppage of Bundesliga, yet they haven’t won any of their last 3 games while surrendering 6 goals during that stretch. Koln has been steady upsettingly and they scored at least one goal in their last 15 games. In their latest game in Bundesliga against Fortuna at home, Koln has had 61% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 79% of the right passes.
In the wake of losing 0-1 at the half time, Koln had an extra shot in 58th minute to tie the game, however, Mark Uth missed the shot. Three minutes after, Koln has surrendered another goal and was 0-2 down with just 30 minutes to go. With just 5 minutes left in the game, Fortuna has fallen under tension from Koln and has surrendered 2 goals.
For the second time in about fourteen days, Koln’s match has finished in a 2-2 draw. Cordoba has scored 11 goals for Koln this season, while Kainz included 6 assists. Marcel Risse is the only harmed player for Koln. On the off chance that we saw anything in their last two games, Koln’s defense is incredibly unreliable and conflicting, and consequently Koln can not climb the standings any longer.
The two teams are one next to the other in the table, Koln, in tenth, ready to surpass their hosts with a success in Hoffenheim, Die Kraichgauer two points ahead in ninth. Hoffenheim had European aims halfway through the first half of the season however a woeful run of form has controlled those desires. Their 1-1 draw away to Paderborn at the end of the week was their seventh successive Bundesliga fixture without a triumph. While it was a greatly improved appearing than their past excursion – a 3-0 loss at home to Hertha Berlin – silly mistakes keep on crashing endeavors to discover form.
Hoffenheim’s Danish attacker Robert Skov opened the scoring early on, completing a Pavel Kaderábek cross after under four minutes. In any case, this dominant position was discarded when Ermin Bicakcic allowed Paderborn’s Dennis Srbeny to equalize five minutes after the fact. Even though Srbeny’s twisted completion was very clinical, Hoffenheim must remove these errors.
Two goals down following 87 minutes is typically a circumstance that teams battle to recuperate from. FC Koln are an irregular team however. Anthony Modeste pulled a goal, harking back to the 88th minute against Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday before Jhon Cordoba made it 2-2 three minutes after the fact. It was the seventh goal that Koln have scored after the 90th-minute mark. It was a decent outcome at long last however Koln need to get the adrenaline pumping prior in matches. That are currently three games without success. Their battle away from the transfer zone was amazing yet lost certainty could see them fall down the table.
Hoffenheim vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)
Alfred Schreuder’s men recorded the previous four h2h wins. They additionally scored at least three goals in three of the previous five games. Seven of the earlier ten match-ups had at least three goals.
The consolidated scoreline for the former two games at this stadium is 10-0, for the hosts. Since 2002, just thrice have the guests failed to score goals at this venue.
When does Hoffenheim vs FC Koln kick-off?
The Hoffenheim vs FC Koln match will happen on Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 19:30 (BST).
Where is Hoffenheim vs FC Koln being played?
The Hoffenheim vs FC Koln match will be played at PreZero Arena.
What TV channel is Hoffenheim vs FC Koln on?
BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK. In US, you can broadcast the match via FOX Sports.
Hoffenheim vs FC Koln Prediction
Schreuder’s men recorded a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, against Paderborn. Strangely, the two goals had preceded even ten minutes into game-time, and from that point despite industrious endeavors from the two sides, no more goals came. A total of eight replacements were attempted between the two teams, looking for a triumphant goal.
The Billy Goats registered a 2-2 draw at home the earlier game week, against Dusseldorf. In any case, the ethical triumph had a place with the hosts. Did the Goats missed a penalty early in the second half, as well as they were trailing 0-2 even in the 88th minute. At that point, with hardly a pause in between they terminated in two goals, and posted an important point on the board.
As things stand this Wednesday, the defenses of either squad look rather feeble. Truth be told, Schreuder’s men have a total of two clean sheets from their past 20 games, and they are on a long winless run of eight fixtures, of which five were misfortunes. At home, they are on a three-match losing run and surrendered an aggregate of 12 goals from these three match-ups.
Keep note that they had likewise lost six of their earlier seven matches, and the last time they kept a perfect sheet was back in November. Then again, the Goats yielded at least two goals in their previous three games and did likewise in nine of their last eleven excursions. Critically, they have gotten a solitary clean sheet far from home this entire season.
Both Hoffenheim and Koln can in any case mount a challenge for 6th spot and a place in Europe yet their poor recent form can’t proceed on the off chance that they are to do as such. Hoffenheim have now gone seven matches without success as they failed to beat the side propping the table in Paderborn at the end of the week. Their home form is likewise a colossal concern having won only two of their last nine league games at the PreZero Arena yet they will, in general, be associated with high-scoring games on home soil and with Koln additionally observing a lot of activity at the two ends of the field the goals should stream in this one.
Hoffenheim have a solid record against Koln, going unbeaten in their last five meetings. Be that as it may, their temperamental form doesn’t motivate certainty.
Hoffenheim vs FC Koln Probable lineups
Probable lineup: Hübner (c), Baumann – Kaderabek, Baumgartner – Dabbur, Zuber – Rudy, Grillitsch – Skov, Geiger, Posch
Out: Kramaric (ankle), Belfodil (knee)
Doubtful: Stafylidis (muscular), Adamyan (ankle)
Coach: Alfred Schreuder
Probable lineup: Hector (c) – Kainz, Horn – Ehizibue, Jakobs – Cordoba, Leistner, Katterbach – Skhiri, Uth, Bornauw
Out: Risse (knee)
Doubtful: Hauptmann (groin)
Coach: Markus Gisdol