Stadium: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim)
Round 8 of the German Bundesliga will open with the match between Hoffenheim and Köln. The future hosts are quoted as clear favorites, although the Billy Goats are making a great impression in the current season, so you should not forget about that either.
After the break, many teams in crisis suddenly start playing. Let's see if the same change happens to Hoffe. So far, they are not impressive, to say the least. It is not quite clear why the club managers continue to trust Hoeness, probably, it is solely because of his family ties. After 7 rounds, Hoffenheim is only 11th in the standings, with 2 wins in that period. And that’s with the last season’s failure in the background. After the last break, the team lost to Mainz and Stuttgart, drew with Arminia, and beat Wolfsburg.
Köln, on the other hand, surprised everyone. The Goats lost only one official match in the current season, away against Bayern with a score of 2-3. And after the last international break, the Goats drew three times: 1-1 with Freiburg, Leipzig, and Eintracht, beating Greuther Fürth 3-1 at home. As a result, Köln finished in 6th place by Matchday 8, that is, in the Conference League zone, while last season the Goats barely kept their place in the elite. Köln had two draws and a loss on goal difference of 4-5.
Injuries and suspensions
- Hoffenheim: Bicakcic, John, Hübner;
- Köln: Horn, Skhiri.
Expert Betting Tips
Köln is a convenient opponent for Hoffenheim, as their last 6 encounters ended with Hoffe defeating the Billy Goats. It is important that most of the matches between the two teams have been quite high-scoring. We believe that Friday's game will please us with plenty of goals scored. The match is not easy, both teams are motivated. Hoffenheim has the task to climb the European cups zone in the near future, but if they do not succeed, it is very likely that Hoeness will leave his post. The mentor was expected to achieve more, for sure. While from this mentor certainly expected more. Meanwhile, Köln is already in the top 6 and will make sure to keep this position. Here are the odds for the upcoming match: 1X+BTTS for 1.97, W1 for 2.04, TO (3) for 1.78.