Sunday, January 29, 2023. 17:30
This match will be important to both of these teams. With Schalke not winning three games in a row, they will be hoping to collect the maximum points when the match ends. Koln on the other hand have won the 2 games they have played after the break. This has increased the team’s confidence and they will e aiming to make it 3 wins in 3.
Schalke is the club at the bottom with 9 points and 5 points below the team in 17th place. Hence a loss will push Schalke further towards relegation. However, Schalke have conceded 25 goals when playing at home. Koln is also conceding goals away from home but have a slight advantage over Schalke.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
With Schalke hosting Koln at the Veltins Arena, Schalke will be hoping to give their supporters something to celebrate as they are on three games with a win or draw. Schalke, the rock-bottom team, is having a difficult season which led to the sacking of Frank Kramer. They hoped the appointment of Thomas Reis will change their fortune. Their 6-1 loss to RB Leipzig was very devastating to the team’s morale.
Schalke have 9 points from the 17 games played. Away from home, Schalke is without a win but they have won 2, drawn 1, and lost 6 of the 9 games played at home. The last 5 home games have resulted in 4 losses and 1 win. The main problem of Schalke can be attributed to injuries with some key players sidelined until next season.
Koln before the break had lost 3 consecutive matches played. However, Koln have not lost a match after the break. They have drawn 1 and won 1. The coach will be grateful for the break. Drawing against Bayern will give the team great confidence.
Koln have won 5 of the 17 matches played accruing 21 points in the process. However, 4 of those wins came when playing at home. Away from home, Koln have won just 1 match, drawing 4 and losing 4. However, the draw against the league leader and current Bundesliga Champions (Bayern Munich) makes Koln the favourite considering the defensive shortcomings of Schalke.
Expert Betting Tips
Schalke and Koln have played 34 times with both teams winning 12 times and the remaining ending in a draw. Considering the goals scored in these 34 matches, the goals-to-game ratio is about 3. Hence, it is likely for this match to follow suit and end with over 2.5 goals. Looking at the goals scored, Schalke and Koln this season have a goal-to-game ratio of 1.74 and 2.37, respectively. With the rate at which Schalke is conceding goals and the goal-to-game ratio of Koln, expect Koln to score over 1.5 goals. It is likely Koln will outscore Schalke, hence we expect Koln to win. Below are the expert predictions.
Below are the expert predictions.
- Koln win for 1.97 odds (betking);
- BTTS for 1.68 goals odds (1xbet);
- Over 2.5 for 1.78 odds (bet365).