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Council Köln Schalke 04
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Do both teams score? Yes
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
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.
Do both teams score? Yes
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