1899 Hoffenheim vs. FC Koln 5/27/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

1899 Hoffenheim vs. FC Koln 5/27/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

5/27/20 2:30 pm

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1899 Hoffenheim is welcoming FC Koln to PreZero Arena in round 28 of German Bundesliga. 

For the last couple of seasons, Hoffenheim was playing great soccer and they were competing for one of the top four positions, but this season is not going in the direction they imagined it. Hoffenheim hasn’t won any of their last 8 games, including the two in the last 2 weeks. With 36 points, 36 scored goals, and 47 conceded goals, Hoffenheim is in 9th place in the standings, but there is still hope that Hoffenheim will end up in 6th place, the last place that leads to the Europa League. Andrej Kramaric is the leading goal scorer for Hoffenheim with 7 goals, but unfortunately, he is injured and will miss this match. Adamyan has added 5 goals. Beldofil and Adamyan are also injured and will not be playing. In their latest 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 correct passes. In the opening 10 minutes of the match we saw two goals, one on each side. The score didn’t change until the end and this match ended 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 easier side for Hoffenheim in the next few games which are a perfect opportunity for Hoffenheim to win some points.

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Koln was in a solid form before the stoppage of Bundesliga, but they haven’t won any of their last 3 games while conceding 6 goals during that stretch. Koln has been pretty consistent offensively and they scored at least one goal in their last 15 games. In their most recent 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 correct passes. After losing 0-1 at the half time, Koln had a penalty shot in 58th minute to tie the game, but Mark Uth missed the shot. Three minutes after, Koln has conceded another goal and was 0-2 down with only half an hour to go. With only 5 minutes left in the game, Fortuna has fallen under pressure from Koln and has conceded 2 goals. For the second time in two weeks, Koln’s match has ended in a 2-2 draw. Cordoba has scored 11 goals for Koln this season, while Kainz added 6 assists. Marcel Risse is the only injured player for Koln. If we saw anything in their last two games, Koln’s defense is incredibly unreliable and inconsistent, and for that reason I don’t think Koln can climb the standings anymore.

When playing at home, Hoffenheim has not lost to Koln in their last three games. I was thinking about siding with Hoffenheim for plus money, but some important players are injured for Hoffenheim, and they are not playing well overall. We are looking at two teams of similar quality so this could go to either side. I think I will pick something on goals here. 

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