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Hertha Berlin will arrive at RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 fixture with hosts Cologne.
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Cologne will be looking for an improved result here after the 5-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to Freiburg.
In that game, Cologne managed 51% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, SC Freiburg got 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Ermedin Demirović (18'), Nicolas Höfler (39'), Roland Sallai (59'), Philipp Lienhart (69') and Lucas Höler (79') scored for Freiburg.
Cologne have really struggled up front in recent times. Their goals record equals just 2 versus opposition teams during the course of their last six fixtures. In those games, Köln have also seen the number of goals against them come to 10. We will find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Cologne haven’t won at home in the past 13 league games. It has been a terrible run.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Arminia Bielefeld in Bundesliga 1 competition, Hertha Berlin and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Hertha Berlin had 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Arminia Bielefeld had 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Reinhold Yabo (64') was the scorer for Arminia Bielefeld.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Bruno Labbadia's Hertha Berlin have fired home 8 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Hertha Berlin:
- have not lost to Cologne when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 18/03/2017, there has been little between the sides with Cologne winning 3 of those games, Hertha Berlin 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per match.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 23 on 22/02/2020 when it finished Hertha Berlin 0-5 Cologne.
That time, Hertha Berlin had 61% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
At the other end, Cologne got 17 attempts on goal with 11 on target. Jhon Córdoba (4', 22'), Florian Kainz (39', 62') and Mark Uth (70') scored.
The referee was Daniel Schlager.
Team News: Cologne
Cologne boss Markus Gisdol has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Hertha BSC boss Bruno Labbadia has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jessic Ngankam (Muscle Injury), Javairô Dilrosun (Ligament Injury), Marvin Plattenhardt (Adductor problems), Matheus Cunha (groin strain), Márton Dárdai (Muscular problems), Eduard Löwen (Muscular problems) and Dedryck Boyata (Foot Injury) are not able to play.
We’re thinking that Cologne might well have a job on their hands to put one past this Hertha Berlin outfit who should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We therefore fancy a narrow 0-1 winning margin for Hertha Berlin at full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (50,000)
Captain: Jonas Hector
Chairman: Werner Wolf
Manager: Markus Gisdol
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 16, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Dominick Drexler
Typically playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dominick Drexler was born in Bonn, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.