FC Koln VS B. Monchengladbach ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR FC Koln vs B. Monchengladbach
Cologne and Borussia Mönchengladbach face off in the RheinEnergieStadion in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. Borussia Mönchengladbach won at home for (1-0) the last time they faced in this edition of the league on 20-08-2017. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 matches. However, in the last match at this stage, in a Bundesliga match, 08-04-2017, Borussia Mönchengladbach won by (2-3). The goals of the match were scored by C. Clemens (18 ‘) and A. Modeste (58’) for the Colony and by J. Vestergaard (13 ‘), I. Traoré (55’) and L. Stindl to the Borussia Mönchengladbach. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, as the Colony presents different results at home and abroad.
FC Koln Team News
The home team is currently in 18th place with 6 points, after 1 win, 3 draws and 13 defeats. In the penultimate match, lost out to Bayern Munich by (1-0). In the last match, won at home to Wolfsburg by (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats as a visitor; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for DFB Pokal, he lost with Schalke 04 out (1-0). In the last eight home games for the championship, the Cologne record 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses, having won 4 points out of 24 possible. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-1, which occurred in 4 of their 8 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 17 Bundesliga matches, of those 3 reached the break in lead in 2 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 17 matches in the competition , never managed to turn the board in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
FC Koln vs B. Monchengladbach Stats
The Cologne has been through a lot of difficulties in the German championship and only a miracle will take the team from the relegation zone. We remember that the team of the house is 9 points from Hamburg, the team that occupies the 17th position of the championship. The last home win over Wolfsburg may have motivated the Colony team. In this game against their fans coach Stefan Ruthenbeck should line up at 4-2-3-1 with Sehrou Guirassy being the most offensive team reference: this player is the top scorer with 4 goals scored. Surely this winter break served for the local coach to improve the way the team ends. For this game the coach can not rely on the contribution of Queirós, Bittencourt, Cordoba and Maroh, all injured.
B. Monchengladbach Team News
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 6th place, having won 28 points. In the last match, they beat Hamburg at home (3-1) after losing 1-0 to Freiburg in the last match. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 25 goals scored and 25 conceded. Already inside the home, won 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 23 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last game they played, for the Friendly, won Mainz away by (0-3). In the last eight away games the Borussia Mönchengladbach have won 3, 2 draws and 3 defeats, having won 11 points out of 24. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, since 6 of his last 8 matches for the competition have finished with more than 2.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have managed to remain in the top six of the league, although they are looking to at least finish in the zone that gives them access to the champions league. A victory in this game can put the team in the 2nd position. Usually coach Dieter Hecking lines up a very offensive tactical system, being 4-4-2, where Raffael and Stindl are the men responsible for tormenting the defensive line of his opponent. On the other hand, it is inevitable to highlight the quality of the offensive left Thorgan Hazard: the Belgian has 6 assists and 6 goals. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Johnson, Bénes and Strobl, all with physical problems.