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Duisburg vs FC Koln Prediction & Betting tips
On Wednesday in the 2nd Bundesliga always briante Westschlager between taillight Duisburg and leaders Cologne takes place. This is a catch-up game of the 26th round, which could not be held at that time due to unplayability of the lawn in Wedau Stadium.
The hosts have suffered after four games without defeat (one win, 3 draws) in the 2-4 home defeat in the basement duel against Ingolstadt a bitter setback and have thereby slipped to the last place in the table. However, the residue on relegation rank 16 is only two points and the “Zebras” secretly dream of a repeat of the first leg victory, when the MSV sensationally won 2-1 on the debut of coach Torsten Lieberknecht in the “Geißböcken”.
However, against the background of the recent bankruptcy, only incorrigible professional optimists believe in the Meidericher camp, as the opponent from the cathedral city has won the last six games after a crisis to start the second leg and after the 2-0 away win at the formerly formidable Heideheim Cup twelve points ahead of a non-climber. Now succeed at the geographically adjacent tail light the rematch for the embarrassing first leg shame and thus the seventh consecutive victory?
The bookmakers prefer this scenario and favor the Domstädter at the game Duisburg vs. Duisburg. Cologne from the odds very clear. We also agree with this assessment and give Duisburg – Cologne a tip on the away win with the proviso that both opponents meet and put on 4 units. The game starts on 10.04.2019 at 17:30 in the Schauinsland Travel Arena.
Upward trend abruptly stopped! After four games without defeat and conceding only one goal against Duisburg calculated just in the trend-setting basement duel against the previous taillight Ingolstadt a bitter 2-4 home defeat and has taken over the red lantern of the Upper Bavaria. Against the FCI awarded the MSV, especially in the initial phase best chances, and then surprisingly fall behind after half an hour. After Iljutchenko was able to equalize directly after the break, the preliminary decision in favor of the guests fell by a completely unnecessary penalty kick, as debutant Baffoe the ball jumped in the fall on the hand. After that both coach Torsten Lieberknecht and sports director Ivica Grlic were banned because of loud protests or Ballwegschlagen on the grandstand. Both were placed after the end of the press conference as well as parts of the team in front of the VIP area of angry fans who supported their largely disoriented troop while still loud during the game.
Particularly annoying from the point of view of the faithful followers was the fact that once again best chances were forgiven partially negligently. Once again Moritz Stoppelkamp becomes a symbol of the crisis. The native of Duisburg was by far the best scorer of the MSV in the ascent season with nine goals and eight assists, but in this round the last year’s shooting star in both these disciplines is zero. In addition to the ongoing crisis of form also from other former service providers makes a negative impact in particular that the departures of cornerstones such as keeper Flekken, Bajic or Onuegbu could not be offset in the approach before the start of the round. Regardless of this, the “zebras”, as mentioned above, are only two points behind the relegation place and thus still have good chances to bring this unsatisfactory season to a good end. In the match against leaders Köln on Wednesday, the MSV hopes for a repeat of the first leg, as succeeded to the debut of coach Lieberknecht a sensational 2-1 in the cathedral city. Due to the lack of injuries, this ambitious undertaking will continue to be without Bomheuer, Neumann and Tashchy.
Cologne marches! After the sixth win in a row steer the “Billy goats” with giant strikes the direct re-emergence in the Bundesliga and have in a game less already nine points ahead of the relegation place or their whopping 13 on a non-promotion rank. In front of so much playing cup scare from Heidenheim the Domstädter had to survive a turbulent initial phase of the hosts, but immediately after through matches by Drexler and Cordoba before the break for clear conditions and confined themselves in the second round on the management of safe leadership. Decisive for the renewed success was a strong team performance, in which only Anthony Modeste attracted attention. The Frenchman was surprisingly ahead of top scorer Simon Terodde in the attack despite a manageable training performance, but was unable to build on the strong performances after his play permit a few weeks ago and was visibly uninspired for long stretches of the match. On the other hand, after the returnee did not develop a single real scoring chance over the entire distance, on the other hand, he lost the ball three times recklessly without resistance and did not lose even in the case of counterattacks. Nevertheless, coach Markus Anfang took his sensitive striker into protection and did not want to go to court with him too hard.
Bottom line luxury problems of a qualitatively high-quality crew in all positions, which has overcome their crisis at the beginning of the second half with three bankruptcies in four games impressive and then won for the first time in this round six games in a row more or less convincing. Apparently also after the surprising resignation of President Werner Spinner resulting leadership chaos passed without a trace of the players. Now the “Effzeh” strives for the seventh win in a row at the catch-up game in Duisburg and wants to return the favor at the same time for the embarrassing 1: 2 first leg defeat.
While Lehmann still missing due to injury, Terodde should move back for the Heidenheim so disappointing fashion back in the starting lineup. Also conceivable would be some rotations in the English week. Cracks for Clemens and Schaub for Kainz would be possible personnel alternatives. At the match Duisburg vs. Cologne, the odds of bookmakers clearly speak for the guests.
Duisburg vs FC Koln head to head matches
08.10.18 2BUN FC Koln Duisburg 1 : 2
28.10.14 POK Duisburg FC Koln 0 : 1 (0 : 0)
22.04.13 2BUN Duisburg FC Koln 1 : 1
15.01.13 CF FC Koln Duisburg 3 : 1
09.11.12 2BUN FC Koln Duisburg 0 : 0