Darmstadt vs FC Cologne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Darmstadt vs FC Cologne Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Darmstadt and FC Koln will be facing each other at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Bollenfalltor on Saturday afternoon, with both teams looking to get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga. Darmstadt managed to hold Borussia Moenchengladbach to a nil-nil draw last time out, despite having inferior 39% ball possession and just two shots on target. FC Koln also registered a goalless away draw at Mainz 05 last weekend, despite they had a better ball possession than the hosts. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Darmstadt Preview

Darmstadt are definitely the worst team in the Bundesliga at the moment as they have only won two of their opening 17 league fixtures. They enter the fray on the back of a nine-game winless streak in the Bundesliga, but they looked slightly better against Borussia Moenchengladbach last weekend. It was coach Torsten Frings’s first game at the helm of Darmstadt, and he will be looking to build on this result when they take on FC Koln on Saturday. Darmstadt are rock bottom of the Bundesliga table with just 9 points to their name after 17 rounds, seven points behind safety. Scoring goals has been Darmstadt’s main issue throughout this Bundesliga campaign, as they hold the worst offensive record in the division with just 11 goals scored in 17 rounds. Antonio-Mirko Colak is their top scorer with just three goals under his belt in his 13 league appearances. On home soil, Darmstadt are currently on a five-game winless streak in the Bundesliga, since an unexpected 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg back in the middle of October. Furthermore, Darmstadt are winless in the last three Bundesliga meetings with FC Koln, scoring just one goal in the process.

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FC Koln Preview

Meanwhile, FC Koln played a goalless stalemate on the road at Mainz 05 last time out, which was their fifth draws in the last six Bundesliga fixtures. This means they come into this clash on the back of a six-game winless streak in the Bundesliga. Despite the recent struggle, Cologne still sit in 7th spot in the league table with 26 points after 17 rounds, just three points off the 6th-placed Eintracht Frankfurt. FC Koln looked decent at the back throughout this Bundesliga campaign, as they have one of the meanest defences in the division, conceding just 15 goals in 17 league fixtures. However, they haven’t been at their best going forward, scoring just 21 goals in 17 rounds. Despite this mediocre record, Anthony Modeste has enjoyed an excellent Bundesliga campaign, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 13 goals in his 17 league appearances. Marcel Risse has also played a decent role in Cologne’s performances so far this season, helping the team with two goals and four assists in 13 appearances. Their recent away form has also been a problem, as Koln have only won once in their last six Bundesliga outings, and are currently on a three-game winless streak.

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Darmstadt Team News

Felix Platte and Roman Bezjak are both doubts, but Denys Oliynyk is still out through a meniscus injury.

FC Koln Team News

Milos Jojic, Matthias Lehmann and Marcel Hartel are all doubts, but Marcel Risse and Timo Horn are both missing through injury. The good news is that Sehrou Guirassy is back in training following his muscle injury.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Cologne were one of the best sides in the Bundesliga in the first half of the season, but a series of negative results saw them drop down in the league table. However, they still have enough firepower within their squad to grab all three points in this one. Furthermore, they boast Anthony Modeste, who is the Bundesliga’s 3rd topscorer, so he should be able to make the difference here.

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Both teams to score - No at 3/4

Darmstadt have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Darmstadt saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 4 games played against FC Cologne

FC Cologne saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Cologne have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 4 games against Darmstadt

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Darmstadt Form Guide

Darmstadt Team Logo

Darmstadt

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

06-05-2018

2. Bundesliga

Jahn Regensburg Team Logo Jahn Regensburg

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-05-2018

2. Bundesliga

Erzgebirge Aue Team Logo Erzgebirge Aue

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Paderborn Team Logo Paderborn

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

St. Pauli Team Logo St. Pauli

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-08-2018

DFB Pokal

Magdeburg Team Logo Magdeburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Duisburg Team Logo Duisburg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

2. Bundesliga

FC Heidenheim Team Logo FC Heidenheim

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-09-2018

2. Bundesliga

Sandhausen Team Logo Sandhausen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

2. Bundesliga

Dynamo Dresden Team Logo Dynamo Dresden

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

FC Cologne Form Guide

FC Cologne Team Logo

FC Cologne

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

DFB Pokal

BFC Dynamo Team Logo BFC Dynamo

FT 1 - 9

(HT 1 - 4)

W H

25-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Erzgebirge Aue Team Logo Erzgebirge Aue

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-09-2018

2. Bundesliga

St. Pauli Team Logo St. Pauli

FT 3 - 5

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

16-09-2018

2. Bundesliga

Paderborn Team Logo Paderborn

FT 3 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-09-2018

2. Bundesliga

Sandhausen Team Logo Sandhausen

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Darmstadt Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Cologne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Darmstadt vs FC Cologne Sidelined Players

Darmstadt
22 Denys Oliynyk Injured
11 Victor Obinna Injured
FC Cologne
1 Timo Horn Injured
33 Matthias Lehmann Injured
7 Marcel Risse Injured
19 Sehrou Guirassy Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Michael Esser 198 99
17 LB Sandro Sirigu 185 75
3 CD Alexander Milosevic 191 82
4 CD Aytac Sulu 183 81
32 RB Fabian Holland 172 71
20 LM Marcel Heller 176 70
8 CM Jerome Gondorf 175 74
18 CM Peter Niemeyer 191 83
10 AM Jan Rosenthal 185 75
33 RM Sidney Sam 175 71
15 CF Terrence Boyd 188 89
No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Thomas Kessler 197 92
16 LB Pawel Olkowski 184 75
34 RB Konstantin Rausch 182 76
4 CD Frederik Soerensen 190 80
3 CD Dominique Heintz 190 85
6 CM Marco Hoeger 186 74
21 RM Leonardo Bittencourt 171 60
17 LM Christian Clemens 180 70
14 CM Jonas Hector 185 75
13 CF Yuya Osako 182 72
27 CF Anthony Modeste 186 73