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The Bundesliga 1 game at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday will see home side Stuttgart up against Cologne.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Stuttgart v Cologne match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Stuttgart will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-2 Bundesliga 1 victory over Hertha Berlin.
In that match, Stuttgart had 37% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Stuttgart, the goals were scored by Marc-Oliver Kempf (9') and Gonzalo Castro (68'). On the other side, Hertha BSC had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Stuttgart haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 11 during that period and have conceded a total of 8. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether the trend will be replicated in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Stuttgart:
- have not been beaten in the league by Cologne in their last 3 games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Last time out, Cologne drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Cologne managed 40% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Cologne was Ondrej Duda (52'). Eintracht Frankfurt got 17 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. André Silva (45') was the scorer for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Looking at their form, and Cologne have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 14 goals in total. Defensively, Köln can certainly do much better.
Going into this encounter, Cologne have not won away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes dating back to 30/08/2014 shows that Stuttgart have won 3 of these and Cologne 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 for Stuttgart and 9 belonging to Köln. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
Team News: Stuttgart
Wataru Endo (Adductor problems), Clinton Mola (Hip problems), Gregor Kobel (Back trouble), Erik Thommy (Fitness), Tanguy Coulibaly (Ankle Injury), Konstantinos Mavropanos (Torn Meniscus), Borna Sosa (Back trouble), Philipp Förster (Fitness) and Maxime Awoudja (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be able to feature for Stuttgart gaffer Pellegrino Matarazzo.
Team News: Cologne
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Cologne manager Markus Gisdol does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
One thing is for certain, Cologne will need to be at their best to be getting goals against a Stuttgart lineup who appear set to boss this game in attack, midfield and defence.
We predict a very comfortable 3-0 victory for Stuttgart when all is said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena (60,449)
Captain: Marc-Oliver Kempf
Chairman: Claus Vogt
Manager: Pellegrino Matarazzo
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 4, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
🔑 Star Man: Saša Kalajdžić
Generally used in the Striker position, Saša Kalajdžić was born in Austria. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Trenkwalder Admira in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 4 appearances.