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Bundesliga – Match-day 8 Sees Hoffenheim take on FC Köln

Hoffenheim vs. FC Köln

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Friday Bundesliga action from the Pre Zero Arena, as Hoffenheim take on Cologne.

Cologne will travel to Hoffenheim, as sixth plays eleventh in the table.

Hoffenheim arrive at this fixture, having secured eight points so far this season

Having lost to Stuttgart in their last game, Sebastian Hoeness’ men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.

Hoffenheim need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded three losses in their last five fixtures. They currently stand eleventh in the League, with eight points having won two games, drawn two games, and lost three fixtures.

Hoffenheim have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.

Hoffenheim will see 11 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 12 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Jacob Bruun Larsen (3), Christoph Baumgartner (2), and Pavel Kaderabek (1). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Hoffenheim so far, having conceded 11 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Hoffenheim are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Sebastian Hoeness is concerned that Friday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.

FC Köln have so far accrued 12 points in this season of the Bundesliga

It was three points secured for Cologne in their last fixture, beating Greuther Fürth 3-1 at the Rhein Energie Stadion.

A draw statistic of three in four meetings is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Steffen Baumgart’s men wishes for ultimately. They currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 12 points having won three games, drawn three matches, and lost one game.

Cologne will travel to Hoffenheim with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two draws.

Victory for FC Köln would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Cologne will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (13). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Anthony Modeste (4), Ellyes Skhiri (3), and Florian Kainz (2). Cologne have conceded nine goals.

Going into Friday’s game, Steffen Baumgart without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

Hoffenheim v FC Köln – Head-to-Heads.

When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 24 matches, Hoffenheim have won 11 wins and Cologne seven victories. January 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and FC Köln took all three points winning 3-0- it’s a 72.99% likelihood that both sides will score again on Friday.

For this game, Hoffenheim’s win probability is currently 46.3 percent.

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