FC Koln vs. Hoffenheim
March 6, 2022 11:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -215, Under 2.5 +170
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FC Koln is welcoming Hoffenheim to RheinEnergieStadion in round 25 of the German Bundesliga. Koln has been doing a solid job this season, and they are coming into this game in a solid form. Hoffenheim has also been playing well, and they are now on a 3-game winning streak.
Koln has lost only 1 of their last 6 games, while they haven’t lost in their last 2. With 36 scored goals, 38 conceded goals, and 36 points, Koln is now in 8th place, but they are still pretty close to the Europa League, or at the least, the Conference League. Koln has a bit harder schedule ahead, but with the way they have been playing this season, they could win some points. Modeste has been playing incredibly well for Koln, and he has scored 15 goals so far this season. Schmitz has added 4 assists. Hubers is the only injured player for Koln at the moment. Apart from Modeste, there is no one else in Koln that could step up, but for as long as they have him, nobody has to. The offense is not Koln’s priority, but their defense is, and they need to improve it a bit.
After going through a bit of a slump, Hoffenheim has bounced back, and they are now on a 3-game winning streak in Bundesliga. During this streak, Hoffenheim has scored 6 goals, 2 in each game, while they conceded only 2 goals. In their last game against Stuttgart, Hoffenheim was losing for a while, but with 2 goals within 5 minutes at the end of the game, Hoffenheim has won all 3 points. The injuries are a massive problem for Hoffenheim this season, and Bicakcic, Skov, Richards, Asllani, Hubner, Nordtveit, and Rudy are all on the list. Bebou is the leading goalscorer for Hoffenheim with 7 goals, while Rutter has added 6 goals. Kramaric and Raum have each added 7 assists. Thanks to their amazing run, Hoffenheim is back in the Champions League hunt, and they are now in 6th place with 40 points. Defensively, Hoffenheim is not doing too well, but luckily for them, their offense is, and they are managing right now. There are a few harder games left for Hoffenheim until the end of the season, but they also have some easier games, and if they can keep playing somewhat consistent and well, they might just end up in the Champions League.
Koln is a solid team, especially at home, but Hoffenheim is scoring quite a bit of goals. Defensively, I don’t think either team can stop the other, but they can certainly score.