Köln vs Hoffenheim betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (50000 seats)

The new season is about to kick off and the fans are tingling with excitement. It’s all to play for as Köln welcome Hoffenheim for the opening game at RheinEnergieStadion. Read on!

Köln and Hoffenheim should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 2300 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Köln form and stats

This is expected to be a close game, with Köln perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Köln as a small favourite), we find two games. Köln has won zero of these, drawn zero and lost two.

With the first game of the season soon underway, it's time to look at the results from the Köln friendly games in pre-season: Köln played two friendlies, won 1, drew 0 and lost 1. If you are really into statistics you might appreciate knowing that Köln scored 2 goals and conceded 3 in these two games.

Last season, Köln's league statistics were 10 wins, 6 draws and 18 losses, resulting in a 14th position in the Bundesliga. Over these 34 matches they scored 51 goals and conceded 69. Playing at home last season Köln managed 6-4-7 (win-draw-lost) with 28 goals and 27 conceded.

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Hoffenheim form and stats

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Hoffenheim playing away and similar expectations, we found eleven relevant matches. Results were five Hoffenheim wins, four draws and two defeats.

Hoffenheim played five friendlies in their break from official games, resulting in 4 victories, 0 draws and 1 defeat. In these five matches Hoffenheim scored 14 and conceded 8 goals.

Let's have a look at how Hoffenheim performed last season in the Bundesliga: They landed a 6th position in the league table after playing out 15 victories, 7 draws and 12 defeats. In total they scored 53 and conceded 53 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 8 - drew 6 and lost 3 with 27/16 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Köln victories, three draws and five Hoffenheim wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

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Hoffenheim missing players

Köln Hoffenheim
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Köln Last season Hoffenheim
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
10 6   Won W   8 15
6 4   Drew D   6 7
18 7   Lost L   3 12
51 28   Scored S   27 53
69 27   Conceded C   16 53
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   94% 97%
94% 88%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   76% 88%
74% 71%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   47% 65%
50% 47%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   29% 35%
21% 12%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   6% 18%
68% 59%   BTTS BTTS   59% 56%
18% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   29% 24%
15% 12%   Failed to Score F T   18% 24%
 
5.1 5   Corners for (avg) C F   4.9 5.1
5.9 6.1   Corners against (avg) C A   6.8 6.1
2.3 2.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 1.9
4 2   Red cards R C   1 2
 
414 199   Total Shots T S   215 459
149 79   Shots on Target S O   74 162
34% 35%   Goal Efficiency G E   36% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Arminia Bielefeld 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Augsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bayer Leverkusen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bayern München 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Borussia Dortmund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Borussia M'gladbach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Freiburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hertha BSC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hoffenheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Köln 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Mainz 05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 RB Leipzig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Schalke 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Stuttgart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Union Berlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Werder Bremen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Wolfsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season 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 34 26 4 4 100 32 17 13 2 2 53 15 17 13 2 2 47 17 68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 21 6 7 84 41 17 11 3 3 46 17 17 10 3 4 38 24 43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 18 12 4 81 37 17 7 8 2 38 21 17 11 4 2 43 16 44 66
4 Borussia M'gladbach 34 20 5 9 66 40 17 12 2 3 40 21 17 8 3 6 26 19 26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 19 6 9 61 44 17 9 4 4 32 22 17 10 2 5 29 22 17 63
6 Hoffenheim 34 15 7 12 53 53 17 7 1 9 26 37 17 8 6 3 27 16 0 52
7 Wolfsburg 34 13 10 11 48 46 17 4 7 6 19 23 17 9 3 5 29 23 2 49
8 Freiburg 34 13 9 12 48 47 17 9 2 6 23 17 17 4 7 6 25 30 1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 13 6 15 59 60 17 8 4 5 36 27 17 5 2 10 23 33 -1 45
10 Hertha BSC 34 11 8 15 48 59 17 6 3 8 23 32 17 5 5 7 25 27 -11 41
11 Union Berlin 34 12 5 17 41 58 17 8 3 6 24 20 17 4 2 11 17 38 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 9 12 13 38 58 17 5 7 5 20 27 17 4 5 8 18 31 -20 39
13 Mainz 05 34 11 4 19 44 65 17 5 2 10 18 29 17 6 2 9 26 36 -21 37
14 Köln 34 10 6 18 51 69 17 6 4 7 28 27 17 4 2 11 23 42 -18 36
15 Augsburg 34 9 9 16 45 63 17 5 5 7 28 29 17 4 4 9 17 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 8 7 19 42 69 17 2 3 12 15 36 17 6 4 7 27 33 -27 31
17 Fortuna Dusseldorf 34 6 12 16 36 67 17 4 6 7 18 28 17 2 6 9 18 39 -31 30
18 Paderborn 34 4 8 22 37 74 17 2 2 13 21 46 17 2 6 9 16 28 -37 20

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