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Köln and Borussia M’gladbach meet at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. Borussia M’gladbach won at home (1-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 08-20-2017. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. But the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 08-04-2017, for the Bundesliga, which ended in a Borussia M’gladbach victory by (2-3). C. Clemens (18 ‘) and A. Modeste (58’) scored the goals of the game, for Köln, and J. Vestergaard (13 ‘), I. Traoré (55’) and L. Stindl (80 ‘), for Borussia M’gladbach. Attention to the home factor, since the Köln usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
FC Koln :
The home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 6 points won, after 1 win, 3 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bayern München, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Wolfsburg, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last match they played, for DFB Pokal, they lost to Schalke 04 away by (1-0). In the last 8 home league matches Köln has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (4 out of 8 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores only a few times and was only able to open the scoring in 3 of its last 17 matches for the Bundesliga, of these 3 came to rest in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 17 matches in this competition, never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Cologne is going through immense difficulties in the German championship and only a miracle will get the team out of the relegation zone. We remember that the premises are 9 points away from Hamburg, the team that occupies the 17th position of the championship. But the last home win over Wolfsburg may have motivated Cologne. In this game against his fans, coach Stefan Ruthenbeck must play in 4-2-3-1, Sehrou Guirassy being the most offensive reference of the team: this player is the best score, with 4 goals scored. Of course this winter break served for the local coach to improve the way the team finishes. For this game the coach can not count on Queirós, Bittencourt, Córdoba and Maroh, all due to injury.
B. Monchengladbach :
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 28 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Freiburg, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Hamburger SV, by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat Mainz 05 by (0-3). In the last 8 away league matches Borussia M’gladbach has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 24 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 17 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 8 matches they have conceded the first goal.
Despite having added several irregular results, Borussia Mönchengladbach has managed to stay among the top six finishers of the championship, however, ambition to at least finish the league in the area that gives access to the league of champions. A victory in this game can allow the team to climb to second place. Coach Dieter Hecking usually makes a very offensive tactical system, in 4-4-2, being Raffael and Stindl the players responsible for tormenting the defensive line of the opponent. On the other hand, it is inevitable to point out the quality of the left winger Thorgan Hazard: the Belgian has 6 assists and 6 goals. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Johnson, Bénes and Strobl, all with physical problems.
FC Koln vs B. Monchengladbach head to head matches
20.08.17 BUN B. Monchengladbach FC Koln 1 : 0
08.04.17 BUN FC Koln B. Monchengladbach 2 : 3
19.11.16 BUN B. Monchengladbach FC Koln 1 : 2
20.02.16 BUN B. Monchengladbach FC Koln 1 : 0
19.09.15 BUN FC Koln B. Monchengladbach 1 : 0