Betting tip DFB Cup: 1. FC Köln - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Wednesday, 26.10.2016 at 20:45 o’clock (CET)

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The next Bundesliga duel

After the game between Frankfurt and FC Ingolstadt on Tuesday there are again some duels of two Bundesliga clubs on Wednesday in the second round of the cup. One of those is the game between TSG Hoffenheim and 1. FC Cologne. A close game can be expected. Kick-off is October 26 at 8.45 PM.

Current form 1. FC Cologne

Cologne has been undefeated for a long time in the new season of the German Bundesliga. Last weekend they lost their first game in 2016/2017 in Berlin against Hertha BSC 1:2. This shouldn’t hurt their good shape though. After all they drew against Bayern Munich 1:1 and won easily against teams like Schalke (3:1) or Freiburg (3:0). The fact that Cologne was one of very few Bundesliga teams who dominated in the first round of the cup (7:0 against BFC Preussen) also speaks for them. Additionally their loss came in an away game and the game on Wednesday will be played in front of their home crowd. The team is still unbeaten at Rheinenergie-Stadion. Additionally only Leonardo Bittencourt will miss the game. On offense coach Stöger will once more count on Anthony Modeste. The Frenchmen also scored against Berlin. He is now the league’s top scorer with eight goals in eight games. If Hoffenheim can stop him, Cologne might get into trouble. Their second best scorer Yuya Osako only scored a quarter of Modeste’s goals and therefore Cologne is very dependent on the Frenchman on offense.

Current form TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Last season Hoffenheim has been battling relegation for a long time. After the signing of new coach Julian Nagelsmann things were looking up. This trend seems to continue in 2016/2017. Last game day the team from Sinsheim even surpassed Wednesday’s opponent Cologne in the standings and are now ranked fourth. An impressive 3:0 success against Champions League starter Bayer Leverkusen was responsible for that. Hoffenheim is still undefeated this season and they won their last four games. They not only beat Bayer, but also won against Freiburg, Ingolstadt and Schalke 04 2:1. The team’s most likely problem area is defense. After all Hoffenheim only managed to not receive a goal in one game so far. Their lack in experience might also become a problem in close games. Coach Nagelsmann is mainly counting on young players. In cup games especially nerves can be a deciding factor though. The game against Leverkusen proved that they can compete with strong teams. Kaderabek (suspended), Uth and Pirmin Schwegler (injured) are out for Wednesday’s game, so Coach Nagelsmann is missing the one or other important alternative.

betting forecast

A very attractive match. It will be interesting to see, how Cologne can cope with their first loss of the season. Hoffenheim on the other hand is fighting their first loss on Wednesday. Not only because of the guests´ current form, but also because of Cologne’s home strength, we believe that the game will end in a draw after 90 minutes. Our recommendation: Tipp X.

The last 5 results of 1. FC Köln in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
Form
22.10.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga Hertha BSC Berlin 1. FC Köln 2:1
L
15.10.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga 1. FC Köln FC Ingolstadt 04 2:1
W
01.10.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga FC Bayern München 1. FC Köln 1:1
D
25.09.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga 1. FC Köln RB Leipzig 1:1
D
21.09.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 1. FC Köln 1:3
W

The last 5 results of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
Form
22.10.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga Bayer 04 Leverkusen TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0:3
W
15.10.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim SC Freiburg 2:1
W
01.10.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga FC Ingolstadt 04 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1:2
W
25.09.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim FC Schalke 04 2:1
W
20.09.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga SV Darmstadt 98 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1:1
D

Team comparison 1. FC Köln and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Date League Home Visitor Result
12.04.2015 1. Deutsche Bundesliga 1. FC Köln TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3:2
08.11.2014 1. Deutsche Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1. FC Köln 3:4
04.03.2012 1. Deutsche Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1. FC Köln 1:1

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