The 3rd Liga fixture at Stadion an der Hafenstraße on Tuesday will see home side RW Essen take on Viktoria Cologne.
All RW Essen v Viktoria Cologne match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
RW Essen enter this match after a 2-2 3rd Liga draw versus Duisburg.
For RW Essen, the goals were scored by Simon Engelmann (67') and Lawrence Ennali (71'). Marvin Bakalorz (6') and Moritz Stoppelkamp (52') scored for Duisburg.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where RW Essen have taken part. Their opponents scored 13 times in this period whereas RW Essen managed a tally of 9. That pattern might not be continued into this game, though.
Viktoria Cologne head into the match after a 1-0 3rd Liga win with the eclipse of Wehen Wiesbaden in their previous outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from Viktoria Cologne was Patrick Koronkiewicz (77').
In their last half-dozen outings, Viktoria Cologne have bagged a tally of 8 goals. Viktoria Cologne have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have seen 9 goals go into their own net.
Team News: RW Essen
The RW Essen boss Christoph Dabrowski has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Viktoria Cologne
Viktoria Cologne boss Olaf Janßen has a number of players out of action. André Becker (Ruptured intraarticular ligament initiation in knee), Luca Marseiler (Intraarticular ligament crack in the ankle), Ben Voll (Food Poisoning) and Jeremias Lorch (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here. Christoph Greger cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our view, Viktoria Cologne and RW Essen may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore seeing a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion an der Hafenstraße (20,352)
Captain: Daniel Heber
Chairman: Marcus Uhlig
Manager: Christoph Dabrowski
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 15