Köln and Darmstadt 98 meet at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 31st round of the 2. Bundesliga. Köln won out (0-3) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 24-11-2018. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and tied 1. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 1st and 12th in the league table, in reality it is a match between the 2nd classified in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 59 points won, after 18 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Hamburger SV, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Dynamo Dresden, by (3-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last games he scored 45 goals and suffered 19 at home, against 30 scored and 20 suffered as a visitor. For the league, Köln won 23 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 30 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
At least so far the Cologne has been successfully fulfilling its goal for the season and the expectation is to stay that way. Your focus is only to conquer positive markers, no matter where you will play. His thinking is oriented towards his return to the elite and that is why he pretends to have regularity in the games that are missing. In this round he hopes to show his potential and not make mistakes, because he wants to get a favorable score at the end of the 90 ‘. For this game coach Markus Anfang will not be able to count on Niklas Hauptmann, who is in the medical department.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 37 points won, after 10 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Magdeburg, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Bochum, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 12 points in away matches and 25 at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 32 conceded at home, against 22 goals scored and 16 conceded at home. For the league, Darmstadt 98 won 8 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 18 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 15 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Darmstadt has oscillated a lot and is currently in the middle of the table, without many worries. As you want a good result you will need to have maturity in the field, playing with quality, objectivity and efficiency. Without a doubt, if you present your best football in the field, you can achieve a positive result. That being the case, he wants to show his desire throughout the ninety minutes, so as not to leave the defeated field. For this match the coach Dimitrios Grammozis will not be able to count on Sebastian Hertner, Rouven Sattelmaier, Selim Gündüz, Slobodan Medojevic, Max Grün and Felix Platte, who are in the medical department.