FC Koln 0-0-2, Borussia M’gladbach 1-1-0
10/3/20 9:30 am
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FC Koln is hosting Borussia M’gladbach at RheinEnergieStadion in round 3 in German Bundesliga.
Koln has done well in the preseason and in the DFB Pokal, but they still haven’t won any of their Bundesliga games. Koln has lost both of their games while conceding 4 goals and scoring 2 goals during this stretch. Despite not winning any points so far this season, Koln is not the worst team in Bundesliga, and they are in 16th place in the standings. In their latest Bundesliga game against Arminia on the road, Koln has had 53% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 80% of the correct passes. Koln was a slightly better team in this match, but they conceded a goal in the 78th minute, and unfortunately for them, Koln has lost this game 1-0. Drexler and Andersson have each scored 1 goal for Koln so far this season, while Thielmann added 1 assist. Kainz, Jakobs, Modeste, and Schmitz are all injured, and they will not be available to coach Gisdol for this game. Koln was able to escape the relegation zone last season, and this season will not be any different. Koln will be scrapping for points at the bottom of the table, and they will need a lot of luck to stay in Bundesliga.
Borussia M’gladbach was one of the best teams in the Bundesliga last season, and they have kept their key players at the club, but M’gladbach is still struggling in the attacking end this season. M’gladbach has 1 loss and 1 draw so far this season, and they have conceded 4 goals while scoring only 1 goal in their first two games of the season. M’gladbach is in 15th place in the standings with 1 point. In their latest Bundesliga game against Union Berlin at home, M’gladbach has had 62% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. After struggling in the first half, M’gladbach was finally able to find a way to the net in the 56th minute. In the 79th minute, M’gladbach conceded a goal, and the final score of this match was 1-1. Marcus Thuram is the only goalscorer for M’gladbach with 1 goal, while Hofmann added 1 assist. Despite this slow start of the season, I still think Borussia M’gladbach will be fighting for the Champions League this season, unless playing on two fronts will be an issue for M’gladbach.
The trends are heavily on Borussia M’gladbach’s side in this matchup. Koln is just a bad team and in bad form. Borussia has more depth, more quality, and it’s just a matter of time before their offense gets going. We are getting Borussia M’gladbach for a fantastic price, and I will take it.