Bundesliga prediction and preview: Köln modest favorites to beat Fortuna Düsseldorf

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 24.May
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (50000 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Köln are in the 11th position while the guesting Fortuna Düsseldorf worry at 16th.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Köln form and stats

6 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats. That’s what Köln have to build on here at RheinEnergieStadion in the Bundesliga. Their last two home games have resulted in two points, meaning they were both draws.

The home supporters saw a 2-2 draw versus Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Bundesliga last time out and are looking for a win here. In the match before that, Köln hosted Mainz 05 and drew the game 2-2.

Late drama in the game against Fortuna Düsseldorf as Köln were trailing by a goal near the finishing line until Jhon Córdoba popped out and made it level in the 90th minute. Mark Uth felt an ounce or two of guilt after the draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf as the player was unable to convert a penalty kick in the 59th minute.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Köln matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, one draw and zero defeats (from two games).

The Köln fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 22 goals in 13 league matches. Köln's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 18 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Fortuna Düsseldorf form and stats

Fortuna Düsseldorf have only collected 10 points from their away games in the Bundesliga, after 2-4-7 (13 played). Sharing is caring, but Düsseldorf are perhaps overdoing it with their four draws in a row. Düsseldorf has drawn their two previous away games.

Düsseldorf has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Köln for a Bundesliga game that ended a draw (2-2). Ahead of that game was the 0-0 draw at home against Paderborn.

It looked so good for Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Köln, but the job was not completed and victory was lost as a 2-0 lead was turned into a 2-2 draw.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Düsseldorf playing away, we found five games. Results were one away win, three draws and one home win.

The visiting Düsseldorf have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 14 goals from 13 games. For Fortuna Düsseldorf, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Köln - Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-2. As for the last four games between these two teams, there's one Köln victory, two draws and one Fortuna Düsseldorf win. Over/under statistics; two of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

KölnJ. Córdoba Copete
J. Córdoba Copete
11 goals
Fortuna DüsseldorfR. Hennings
R. Hennings
11 goals
Fortuna DüsseldorfE. Thommy
E. Thommy
6 goals

Köln missing players

Fortuna Düsseldorf missing players

Köln Fortuna Düsseldorf
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 14 3 Played P 5 14 27
10 6 2 Won W 1 2 5
4 3 1 Drew D 2 5 9
13 5 0 Lost L 2 7 13
43 24 6 Scored S 7 16 29
49 20 2 Conceded C 10 29 52
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
93% 86% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 89%
74% 71% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 64% 59%
48% 50% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 36% 33%
19% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 14% 15%
59% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 60% 64% 59%
22% 36% 67% Clean Sheets C S 20% 7% 15%
19% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 29% 30%
 
5.3 5.1 4 Corners for (avg) C F 3.4 3.9 4
5.7 5.9 7.7 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 5.7 5.1
2.4 2.3 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.8 2.9 2.4
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
350 179 36 Total Shots T S 44 164 334
126 67 12 Shots on Target S O 18 50 95
34% 36% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 39% 32% 31%
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • All of Fortuna Düsseldorf's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf has the fewest scored goals (27)
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf has the most dropped points from leading position (22)
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Köln haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 27 19 4 4 80 28 14 10 2 2 43 13 13 9 2 2 37 15 52 61
2 Borussia Dortmund 27 17 6 4 74 33 13 10 3 0 45 10 14 7 3 4 29 23 41 57
3 Bayer Leverkusen 27 16 5 6 52 32 13 7 4 2 25 13 14 9 1 4 27 19 20 53
4 Borussia M'gladbach 27 16 4 7 53 34 14 9 2 3 31 19 13 7 2 4 22 15 19 52
5 RB Leipzig 26 14 9 3 63 27 13 7 5 1 33 14 13 7 4 2 30 13 36 51
6 Wolfsburg 27 10 9 8 36 33 14 4 6 4 16 15 13 6 3 4 20 18 3 39
7 Freiburg 27 10 7 10 35 37 13 6 2 5 16 15 14 4 5 5 19 22 -2 37
8 Schalke 04 27 9 10 8 33 43 14 5 6 3 18 21 13 4 4 5 15 22 -10 37
9 Hoffenheim 27 10 6 11 36 47 14 5 1 8 19 34 13 5 5 3 17 13 -11 36
10 Hertha BSC 27 9 7 11 39 48 14 4 3 7 18 28 13 5 4 4 21 20 -9 34
11 Köln 26 10 3 13 41 47 13 6 2 5 22 18 13 4 1 8 19 29 -6 33
12 Augsburg 27 8 6 13 40 54 13 5 3 5 25 23 14 3 3 8 15 31 -14 30
13 Union Berlin 27 9 3 15 32 47 13 6 1 6 18 18 14 3 2 9 14 29 -15 30
14 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 8 4 14 41 49 13 6 3 4 28 19 13 2 1 10 13 30 -8 28
15 Mainz 05 26 8 3 15 36 55 13 4 2 7 15 21 13 4 1 8 21 34 -19 27
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 5 8 13 27 50 13 3 4 6 13 23 13 2 4 7 14 27 -23 23
17 Werder Bremen 26 5 6 15 29 59 12 1 2 9 9 30 14 4 4 6 20 29 -30 21
18 Paderborn 27 4 6 17 31 55 14 2 2 10 18 32 13 2 4 7 13 23 -24 18

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