Prediction and odds for the game: Koln (8/11) v Fortuna Dusseldorf (16/5)
We are backing over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/6
When: Sunday, 24th May 2020, Kick-off 17:00
Where: The Rhein Energie Stadion
On Sunday evening, Koln host Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga, as the visitors look to move out of the relegation play-off spot.
The Billy Goats are enjoying a solid campaign in the Bundesliga. Markus Gisdol’s side are now six points adrift of the European spots, but seven points clear of the relegation play-off spot.
Koln head into this clash on the back of a 2-2 home draw with Mainz. The draw means that the home side has lost just once in their last five league outings. It also means they have taken just one point from their last two Bundesliga matches.
Koln’s recent league games have certainly been entertaining when it comes goals scored. Their last nine games in the Bundesliga have produced over 2.5 goals scored.
The home side has built their solid league campaign on a good home record, as the Billy Goats have won five of their last seven Bundesliga games at the Rhein Energie Stadion. A key to that good home form has been their attacking threat, as they have now scored at least two goals in four of their previous five league matches on home soil.
The visitors are looking to escape 16th place and the relegation play-off spot in the Bundesliga. Fortuna are currently four points adrift of 15th place Mainz, so a win in this clash could be a massive one for Uwe Rosler’s team.
Fortuna heads into this clash on the back of a four-game unbeaten run in the German top-flight. However, their last three league games have finished in draws, including last time out when they drew 0-0 at home against bottom of the table Paderborn. There was one positive from the seemingly disappointing result in that Fortuna kept only their second clean sheet in 16 Bundesliga matches.
The game was in keeping with the visitor’s recent low-scoring games in the Bundesliga, as five of their last seven league matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
Dusseldorf are unbeaten in three matches away games in the German top-flight. However, Rosler’s team has won just twice in their last 16 matches on their travels in the Bundesliga. The fact that Fortuna have kept just one clean sheet in 18 away games in the league. Conceding at least two goals in seven of their last 12 matches on the road in the Bundesliga has also hindered their chances of away success.
This game is a difficult one to predict on current form. Both teams have not been in great form. However, Koln’s recent good home form has us backing the home win in this clash. Their potency in front of goal at home, coupled with Fortuna leaky defensive displays on the road also lead us to back over 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 8/11 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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