Union Berlin vs FC Koln – Betting Preview
Union Berlin will try to maintain its Champions League spot when they play Koln at the weekend, as they try to keep their Champions League spot and keep applying pressure at the top of the table!
FC Koln are 12th on the table, and they will try with all their might to better that position at the weekend!
Union Berlin Preview
The capital club has performed admirably at home this season, but considering their hectic schedule of fixtures, Urs Fischer’s troops might encounter significant difficulties due to fatigue.
While attacker Andras Schafer is still out with a foot ailment, defender Jerome Roussillon is a serious question mark.
Bayern Munich was the opponent in Union Berlin’s previous match. In that Bundesliga game at the Allianz Arena, they were out possessed 35% and lost 3-0.
The most recent matchup between Union Berlin and FC Koln took place at RheinEnergieSTADION, with Union Berlin coming out on top 1-0.
It is important to know, Union Berlin have not lost any of their last 10 home matches, and they have scored 2 or more goals in 8 of their past 10 home matches!
FC Koln Preview
The Billy Goats, on the other hand, are hoping to avenge back-to-back defeats to Stuttgart (0-3) and Wolfsburg (0-2), and we think they should be satisfied with a single point from the match on Saturday.
Koln’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Huseinbasic, Kainz, Schmitz, Thielmann, Pedersen, Kilian, Uth, Dietz, and Andersson. There are no suspended players in the away team.
In their most recent Bundesliga contest, Koln was defeated by Wolfsburg 2-0. In this game, they had five shots that were on goal and 56% of the possession. At RheinEnergieSTADION, there were ten corners as well.
Union Berlin has prevailed seven times and FC Koln hasn’t in the last eight meetings. The other game between the two teams ended in a draw!
FC Koln has also conceded 2 or more goals in 6 of their last 10 away matches.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
Union Berlin are playing well in home matches this season often winning and also won 2 past matches against FC Koln team.
And a look at the betting market will tell you they are the favourites in this @ 2.00.
This season in the Bundesliga, Köln’s overall form is poor with 6 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses. Their away form is even more dismal.
So under those circumstances, the market has deemed them to be the underdogs in this @ 4.60.
The market odds of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 3.54.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.35.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.69.
An average of 1.60 goals scored and 1.30 conceded in the previous 20 matches for Union Berlin. While FC Koln has a similar reading too!
So in all likelihood that scoring trend should continue, with the home side doing enough for the victory!