FC Koln – Union Berlin FREE PICKS
Köln and Union Berlin meet at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 2nd round of the 2. Bundesliga. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 04-11-2014 and ended with the score: Union Berlin (1-2) Köln. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second day after the victory by (0-2) in the first match for the league, against Bochum. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 25 suffered. In the last 10 home matches Köln has won 2, tied 5 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
After making a terrible campaign in the Bundesliga, the Cologne ended down and it is obvious that nobody likes that, so the current season will be restructuring and at the end of it hopes to be back to the national elite. No doubt has quality to achieve promotion and will fight from now to make it a reality, therefore, seek to have regularity in their actions and results. In this round he hopes to show his potential and not make mistakes, because in the end he wants to get a favorable score. For this game coach Markus Anfang will not be able to count on Marco Höger, who is in the medical department, in addition to J. Mere, who will serve a suspension.
The away team comes to this 2 rd day after a victory in its premiere in the league, against Erzgebirge Aue by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 33 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 15 suffered. In the last 10 away matches Union Berlin has won 5 and lost 5. 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. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 15 of the last 22 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Union Berlin is a team that is good and right after is bad in a championship, but wants to end that and in the current season pretends to have a lot of regularity. The visiting team hopes to achieve this already in this game and make a quality performance, to get a good performance. In the field he tries to impose himself, marking firm and attacking with efficiency, because this way he will run less risks of being surprised. For this match coach Urs Fischer will not be able to count on Fabian Schönheim and Sebastian Polter, who are in the medical department.
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