Cologne vs Schalke 04 Predictions and Tips

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Cologne

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Schalke 04


Match preview and best betting tip:

This game has satisfactory conditions to have several goals at the end of the 90 ‘. By playing in their own court, Cologne should and enjoy the best opportunities to score the goal, however, with enormous difficulties in stopping the opponent’s counterattacks. On the other hand, Schalke 04 comes to this match highly motivated by the 4-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt, and in this match they should try to score at least one goal. That said, risking in favor of the “Both Teams to Score – Yes” market is an excellent option.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

Odd 1.62

Prediction

Cologne and Schalke 04 meet at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 34th round of the Bundesliga. Köln won away by (1‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 20‑01‑2021. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 1 victory and 3 draws in the last 4 games. Indeed, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 02-29-2020, in a Bundesliga match, Köln won by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by J. Córdoba (39 ‘), S. Bornauw (9’) and A. Nübel (75 ‘Own goal) for Colonia. In this match home advantage can play an important role, as both teams have significant differences in the results obtained at home and away.

Cologne analysis

The home team is currently in 17th place, with 30 points won, after 7 wins, 9 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Freiburg by (1‑4). In the last match, they drew (0‑0) against Hertha BSC. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. For the league, Cologne won 9 points out of a possible 30 points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home games. The team allowed goals to its rival in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to specify in 7 of the last 10 matches of this competition. In 33 games in this competition he suffered the first goal 20 times and never managed to overcome the scoreboard.

Cologne enters this game with a 0-0 draw, on the trip to Hertha’s field, thus adding the second consecutive game without a win in this Bundesliga. It should be noted that the home team needs to win to continue dreaming of maintaining this German first division. Now, in this match against Schalke 04, coach Friedhelm Funkel must prioritize maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks, trying to avoid conceding goals as much as possible. Ondrej Duda is a fundamental player in the team’s tactical scheme, this being the great scorer with 7 signed goals. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Ellyes Skhiri and Ismail Jakobs, both suspended, as well as Jonas Hector, Elvis Rexhbecaj and Benno Schmitz, all with physical problems.

Schalke 04 review

The visiting team is currently in 18th place, with 16 points won, after 3 wins, 7 draws and 23 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Hertha BSC by (1‑2). In the last match, they beat Eintracht Frankfurt at home by (4‑3). This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when it plays with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 1 victory, 4 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals. scored and 38 conceded. At home, they won 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses, with a total of 12 goals scored and 30 conceded. Their last away game for this competition ended with a loss (4‑2) against Hoffenheim. In the last 10 away games, Schalke 04 have recorded 2 draws and 8 losses, having won 2 points out of 30 possible.

For this competition, they register a sequence of 6 losses in the last away matches and have not won any of the last 16 away from their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, since he has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 16 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. This is a team that seldom scores first: it only opened the scoring in 7 of its last 33 Bundesliga games, of those 7 it reached the break in lead in 5 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 33 games of This competition, he suffered the first goal 24 times and never managed to turn the scoreboard. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 away matches for this competition: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31 ‘- 45’).

Schalke 04 starts off motivated for this match after a 4-3 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt, putting an end to the four consecutive defeats in this Bundesliga: the team’s goals were signed by Florian Flick, Matthew Hoppe, Blendi Idrizi and Klaas -Jan Huntelaar. It should be noted that the visitors will play in the German second division next season. In this match against Colonia, coach Dimitrios Grammozis will have to act with a strategy similar to that of the last match, favoring defensive organization and counterattacks, especially in the corridors. Forward Matthew Hoppe is Schalke 04’s top scorer with 6 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach will not be able to count on Benjamin Stambouli, William, Nabil Bentaleb, Can Bozdogan, Omar Mascarell, Nassim Boujellab, Suat Serdar, Hamza Mendyl, Matija Nastasic and Levent Mercan, all with physical problems.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

Odd 1.62

1.53 1.55 1.55 1.57

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