FC Koln vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 6/20/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-20 09:30:00 EDT
FC Koln is hosting Eintracht Frankfurt at RheinEnergieStadion in part of round 33 in German Bundesliga.
Koln is in a terrible, terrible form and they haven’t won any of their last 8 games, dating back to early March. Koln is in 13th place in the standings with 35 points, and they are lucky enough that there are only 2 games left in the season which means Koln is 90% safe that they will be staying in Bundesliga. The lowest place that Koln can get is 16th place which is the relegation playoffs. Offensively, Koln has had a solid season with 49 scored goals, but they conceded massive 62 goals, almost an average of 2 conceded goals per game. Cordoba is the leading goal scorer for Koln with 13 goals, while Bornauw added 6 goals. Florian Kanz has 6 assists. Risse and Terode are still injured and will not be playing again this season. In their latest Bundesliga game against Leverkusen on the road, Koln was the underdog with only 33% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 3 corner kicks, and low 69% of the correct passes. Koln has lost this game 3-1. It doesn’t matter for Koln on which spot they will end the season, as long as it’s outside the relegation zone, and all they need to secure that is 1 point, and if Fortuna doesn’t win their game, not even that,
Eintracht is on a 2-game winning streak, and technically, they can still get to that Europa League spot through Bundesliga. Eintracht is in 9th place in the standings with 41 points, 5 points behind Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg on 6th and 7th place. In their last two games, Eintracht has scored 6 goals, while conceding only 2 goals, which is a good sign that their defense is improving, but it’s too little, too late for Eintracht. With 55 scored goals, Eintracht is close to the top of the best offensive teams in Bundesliga, but with 57 conceded goals, Eintracht is one of the worse defensive teams. In their last Bundesliga match against Schalke earlier this week, Eintracht was the better team with 63% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 84% of accurate passes. Eintracht has won this match 2-1 and has stayed in the hunt for the Europa League. Andre Silva has scored 11 goals for Eintracht this season, while Hinteregger added 8 goals. Fili Kostic is the top assistant with 12 assists. Gelson Fernandes is the only inured player for Eintracht. Same as the Champions League race in Bundesliga, the Europa League race is tight as well, and unless Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg slip up, Eintracht will not be going to the Europa League, but even if they want to give themselves a chance, Eintracht must win their last 2 games.
I’m not touching Koln even with a mask and gloves on, that’s how bad they are. Without too much thinking, I will side with Eintracht because they are the better team and they need the win more.