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journey to RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday for the Bundesliga 1 fixture with home side Cologne
. All Cologne v Fortuna Düsseldorf match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Cologne go into this fixture coming off the back of a 2-2 Bundesliga 1 drawn match against 1. FSV Mainz 05. In that match, 1. FC Köln had 48% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For 1. FC Köln, the goalscorers were Mark Uth (6') and Florian Kainz (53'). On the other side, 1. FSV Mainz 05 had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Taiwo Awoniyi (61') and Pierre Kunde (72') scored for 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Cologne have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games. They have claimed a sum of 14 during that period and have conceded a total of 9. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Coming into this fixture, Cologne are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Previously, Fortuna Düsseldorf drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with SC Paderborn 07. In that match, Fortuna Düsseldorf managed 54% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 1 on target. SC Paderborn 07 had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Uwe Rösler's Fortuna Düsseldorf have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 8 times throughout their previous six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those matches comes to 9.
Pre-game facts show that Fortuna Düsseldorf:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league clash between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 03/11/2019 when it finished Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-0 Cologne. That day, Fortuna Düsseldorf managed 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Rouwen Hennings (38') and Erik Thommy (61'). Cologne had 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The match was refereed by Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Cologne
It seems likely that Die Geißböcke will probably employ a 4-2-3-1 formation this time featuring Timo Horn, Benno Schmitz, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Toni Leistner, Kingsley Ehizibue, Jonas Hector, Ellyes Skhiri, Ismail Jakobs, Mark Uth, Florian Kainz and Jhon Cordoba.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
We are inclined to think that Fortunen appear most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 formation, giving starts to Florian Kastenmeier, Markus Suttner, Andre Hoffmann, Mathias Jorgensen, Adam Bodzek, Erik Thommy, Valon Berisha, Kevin Stöger, Matthias Zimmermann, Rouwen Hennings and Kenan Karaman.
Our feeling is that Fortuna Düsseldorf have the capability to put a goal past this Cologne outfit, but it may not quite be as many as they will have scored against them. We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 win for Cologne by the conclusion of the game. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Geißböcke
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (50,000)
Captain: Jonas Hector
Chairman: Werner Spinner
Manager: Markus Gisdol
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 10
Key Player: Mark Uth
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Mark Uth was born in Köln, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for SC Heerenveen in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has got 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 season so far from a total of 16 appearances.