On Saturday afternoon, Koln and Hoffenheim clash at the RheinEnergieStadion as the home team looks for their first Bundesliga win of the season.Koln form guide
The Billy Goats have failed to win in their opening three matches in the Bundesliga. At least a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt ended a short two-game losing run. However, the draw extended Koln’s winless run in the German top-flight to five games dating back to last season.
One of the main reasons for their recent poor runs in the Bundesliga has been a lack of clean sheets, as they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 11 league matches.
Koln’s recent home record in the German top flight is poor, as they have lost five of their last eight league matches in front of their own supporters. They have also conceded at least two goals in five of their previous eight home games in the Bundesliga.Hoffenheim form guide
The visitors have recorded back-to-back victories in the Bundesliga against Heidenheim and Wolfsburg, scoring at least two goals in both wins. The games followed a high-scoring trend, as six of their last seven Bundesliga matches have produced over 2.5 goals dating back to last season.
Hoffenheim’s recent away record in the Bundesliga has been inconsistent, although the 3-2 win at Heidenheim ended a four-game winless run on their travels. However, the side from Sinsheim has won just two of their last 13 away games in the German top-flight.
Hoffenheim have struggled defensively on their travels in the Bundesliga, as they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 outings. Their recent away games have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in six of their previous nine matches.What am I backing?
Hoffenheim have been in the better form of the two teams, although the visitors have been poor travellers of late. The bet I am backing is over 2.5 goals scored.