With three wins in a row, 1. FC Köln was the big winner of the final sprint of the first half of the season. If the billy goats only got eight points from the first 14 league games, the nine points in December ensured that the “Effzeh” hibernated on a non-relegation zone.
Koln vs Wolfsburg Free Betting Tips
Now the upward trend should also continue against VfL Wolfsburg, which developed completely the opposite. If the wolves were initially unbeaten on the first nine days of the game, they then lost five of the last eight league games and are now only ninth in the current table.
Nevertheless, the odds of bookmakers in Koln vs Wolfsburg narrowly move in the direction of the guests from Lower Saxony, who come to the Rhine Energy Stadium with a slight preference. This is remarkable because since the 2011/12 season the “Effzeh” has not lost a single home game against the wolves. Most recently there were two 1-0 wins in a row for the billy goats, which should definitely be included in the prediction Koln against Wolfsburg.
The momentum is also clearly on the side of the home side. That’s why we think it makes the most sense to play the home win tip at Koln against Wolfsburg. However, because two of the three least dangerous Bundesliga teams face each other here, the risk of sharing the points is considerable. We secure the bet against this eventuality with “Draw No Bet”.
Koln – Statistics & current form
On November 18, 2019 Markus Gisdol took over the coaching position at 1. FC Köln and with only one point from the first three games under the new trainer it did not initially look as if the change had paid off.
Three games later, however, the world looks completely different. The billy goats surprisingly beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 at home in the NRW derby before a 4-2 win at Eintracht Frankfurt followed and the last game of the year 1-0 against Werder Bremen culminated in another three.
A threesome that lifted the “Effzeh” to 15th in the first half of the round and ensured that the Koln team was able to celebrate Christmas and the turn of the year in a more relaxed manner on a non-relegation zone.
“At the end of the first half of the season we showed how we can get tough opponents into trouble.” – Markus Gisdol at bundesliga.com
Jhon Córdoba played a major role here. The Colombian felt particularly at home in the Rhein-Energie-Stadion and most recently scored in four consecutive home games in the opposing goal. Should he succeed again against Wolfsburg, he would have stopped Milivoje Novakovic’s record from autumn 2011.
But the billy goats should be much more important with the next three, with which they could make up more ground in the table for the competition. This threesome is not overly likely in Koln against Wolfsburg according to the odds of the bookmakers.
The history between the two teams may also be included in this assessment. The “Effzeh” finally won only five of its 27 games in the Bundesliga against Lower Saxony. Only against Augsburg does Koln have an even worse win rate.
The defense stabilized by Markus Gisdol nevertheless encourages. In two of the last three games, the red-whites have been able to keep a clean sheet. The fact that the worst offensive of the Bundesliga comes to the Rhein-Energie-Stadion with the wolves favors another defensive performance as well as the fact that only two players are injured. The failures of substitute goalkeeper Thomas Kessler and Christian Clemens are unlikely to be significant.
Best scorers in the league:
🏆 Jhon Cordoba (4 goals)
🏆 Simon Terodde and Sebastiaan Bornauw (3 goals each)
Probable lineup of Koln:
➦ Horn – Hector – Czichos – Bornauw – Ehizibue – Rexhbecaj – Skhiri – Kainz – Uth – Drexler – Córdoba
Last matches from Koln:
⚽️ Jan 10, 2020 – Koln vs. Genk 1: 1 (friendly game)
⚽️ 01/07/2020 – Mechelen vs. Koln 2: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 07.01.2020 – Koln vs. Sporting Charleroi 1: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Koln vs. Werder Bremen 1-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 18.12.2019 – Frankfurt vs. Koln 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
Wolfsburg – Statistics & current form
Obliging Oliver Glasner as Labbadia’s successor was seen as a brave coaching decision. The faces of those responsible were all the more satisfied when the German champion of 2009 was still unbeaten after nine match days and was on course for the Champions League.
In the meantime, however, this should have been checked long ago. Normality has returned to the Autostadt, because in the past eight league games there have been five defeats for the wolves, which have slipped to ninth place in the table.
VfL has only taken seven more points in the past eight games. It was the third worst league value behind Bremen and Frankfurt, both of which only scored four points during this period. All the more groundbreaking is the away game in Koln, where, despite the overall good record against the cathedral city dwellers, there have been no away wins four times in a row in the Bundesliga.
“Our goal is clear, we want to win in Koln and continue where we left off before Christmas.” – Oliver Glasner at bundesliga.com
An international starting place is still only four points away for Lower Saxony. If VfL can start a series like at the beginning of the season, everything would definitely be possible in the second half of the season. Conversely, with another defeat, the gap to Koln would shrink to four points. The new life reality of the Wolfsburg would then be called lightning-fast fight against relegation.
Nevertheless, the bookmakers near Koln against Wolfsburg favor the tip on the away win of Lower Saxony, whose hospital has also become pleasantly empty in winter. Only Ignacio Camacho is missing in this game because of his ankle injury.
The rest of the squad, including winter newcomer Marin Pongracic, who came from RB Salzburg for ten million euros, is available to the green-whites. So it is all the more exciting to see how Oliver Glasner lets his team perform in the cathedral city. With only 18 goals conceded, VfL still has the best defense in the Bundesliga.
Conversely, the only 18 goals scored with Fortuna Düsseldorf are also the offensive negative value of the top floor of German football. It is all the more important in the Rhein-Energie-Stadion to have a healthy mix of defensive stability and offensive punch.
Best scorers in the league:
🏆 Wout Weghorst (7 goals)
🏆 Josip Brekalo and Maximilian Arnold (2 goals each)
Probable lineup of Wolfsburg:
➦ Casteels – Roussillon – Brooks – Tisserand – Mbabu – Guilavogui – Arnold – Schlager – Brekalo – Ginczek – Weghorst
Last games from Wolfsburg:
⚽️ 10.01.2020 – Servette Geneva vs. Wolfsburg 2-1 (friendly game)
⚽️ Jan 10, 2020 – Wolfsburg vs. Seoul 1-1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Bayern vs. Wolfsburg 2-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 18.12.2019 – Wolfsburg vs. Schalke 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 15.12.2019 – Wolfsburg vs. Gladbach 2-1 (Bundesliga)
Koln vs Wolfsburg Direct comparison & statistics highlights
Head to head: 7-9-14
There are a total of 30 clashes between 1. FC Köln and VfL Wolfsburg and with 14 games won, the wolves lead in the resulting “head to head” balance well ahead of the seven billy goats’ wins. Nine draws round off the direct comparison.
Most recently, the game was clearly in the hands of the home side, especially in the cathedral city, who have not lost to VfL in four home games. Recently there were two 1-0 wins in a row. In the first half of the season, however, the Lower Saxony team won 2-1 at home.
Koln vs Wolfsburg Free Betting Tips
In Koln against Wolfsburg, the prediction is primarily influenced by the recent billy goat momentum. With three wins in a row, the “Effzeh” alone in the last three league games scored two points more than VfL in the past eight games, in which there were five losses for the sixth of the previous season.
Although the winter break could have caused the latest form curve to shift a bit again, the confidence of the home side should also have returned due to the table situation. In any case, the wolves have much more to lose in this game than the Koln team. After all, VfL could be torn into the relegation swirl in defeat number six.
Key facts – Koln vs Wolfsburg tips
💡 Koln have been unbeaten for four home games against Wolfsburg (two wins and two draws)
💡 Wolfsburg has lost five of the last eight games in the Bundesliga
💡 Koln won three games in a row and could now celebrate four league wins in a row for the first time since December 2000
We therefore consider it the most sustainable to allude to the home win tip against Wolfsburg in Koln. It should be noted, however, that VfL has the best defense of the entire top floor of German football, while Koln is the third worst offensive with just 19 goals.
The risk of dividing points is therefore not exactly low, which is why we advise you to secure our assessment as “Draw No Bet”. For Koln against Wolfsburg odds of up to 2.00 are available, which we allude to with six units. After all, the bet is only lost in Lower Saxony’s first away win at the Rhein-Energie-Stadion since the 2011/12 season …
Date: Jan 18, 2020
Bet Tip: Draw-no-bet: 1
Stake: 6/10 units