VfB Stuttgart VS FC Koln ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR VfB Stuttgart vs FC Koln
Stuttgart and Köln are fighting at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in a Bundesliga Matchday 8 game. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches has won 2 and lost 1. In fact, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for the Bundesliga on 16-08-2015, Köln managed to win , by (1-3). The goals of the game were scored by D. Didavi (79 ‘) for Stuttgart and A. Modeste (75’), S. Zoller (77 ‘) and Y. Ōsako (90’) for Köln. special attention to the home / outside condition as Stuttgart presents different results at home and away.
VfB Stuttgart Team News
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 7 points. In the last game, they lost with Eintracht Frankfurt away by (2-1), after in the previous game they drew (0-0) at home in a game against Augsburg. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last 10 home games Stuttgart have recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses.
VfB Stuttgart vs FC Koln Stats
Stuttgart set up for this match with a new defeat in the league, this time against Frankfurt by 2-1: the only goal of the team was signed by Terodde. In this game before your audience the coach Hannes Wolf should keep the team in 3-4-3 privileging the possession and organized attacks. It is important to note that in the 3 matches played at home, Stuttgart won 2 wins and 1 draw. Chadrac Akolo is the main highlight of the home team with 2 goals conceded. For this game the Stuttgart commander can not count on Badstuber, Gentner, Carlos Mané, Grgic and Zimmermann, all recovering from injury.
FC Koln Team News
The visiting team is currently in 18th place with 1 point behind, 1 draw and 6 losses. In the penultimate game, drew away against Hannover 96 by (0-0). In the last game, lost at home against Leipzig by (1-2). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Köln won 1 point in 12 chances, after 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 4 away games.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 7 games. The team conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 games, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, and its attack needs to improve, as it has failed to materialize in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition.
The Cologne side are in a very difficult situation this season and now they have seven straight games without winning the German championship. Recall that in the last game for this competition the Cologne lost at home against Leipzig by 1-2. In this away game coach Peter Stöger should opt for a more defensive team with a low block, taking advantage of only the space of the opponent’s defensive line. However, the visitors have several flaws in both sectors, since playing away from home suffered on average 2.25 goals per game and did not make any attempt. For this game the coach can not count on Cordoba, Hector and Nartey, injured.