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Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf - Koln can make a return to winning ways

Koln and Dusseldorf tipped for high scoring affair
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FC Koln will look to avenge their 2-0 defeat to Fortuna Dusseldorf earleir this season (Getty Images)

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Preview & Betting Tips


Koln play host to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday in the Bundesliga and will want to make amends after throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw at the Rhein Energie Stadium last weekend. Mark Uth should seriously be looked at in the goal scoring markets.

Koln Form & Team News


With eight victories in their last 12 Bundesliga matches Koln have managed to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone. Mixed in these victories were some high scoring wins such as the 5-0 over Hertha Berlin and 3-0 over Schalke.

Last week Koln however suffered disappointment when they took a 2-0 lead over Mainz but allowed them back into it to level the match at 2-2 before the final whistle.

Five of Koln's last seven home Bundesliga matches have ended with them taking all three points while victory by 2+ goals have come in three of their last five home matches.

Mark Uth, who scored from the penalty spot last week now have five goals and four assists in eight appearances for Koln.

Centre back Rafael Czichos is out with injury while Jorge Meré didn't make the squad against Mainz. Tony Leistner and Sebastiaan Bornauw will in all likelihood continue in central defence.

Ismail Jakobs could return to put pressure on Jan Thielmann and Dominick Drexler for the left wing position.

Mark Uth
Mark Uth has been in great form for Koln (Getty Images)

Fortuna Dusseldorf Form & Team News


Fortuna Dusseldorf will be comfortable with their season thus far but would like to get a few more victories. They have become draw specialists since Uwe Rosler took over at the turn of the year despite him stabalising the club.

Dusseldorf have now drawn then last four matches in all competition and five of their last seven in the Bundesliga. Against Hertha Berlin prior to the break they looked like certain victors at 3-0 but allowed Hertha to come back and draw 3-3. Fortuna were them dumped out of the German Cup on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Saarbrucken.

In the last match prior to the break Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 1-1 at Mainz and drew 0-0 at home against Paderborn last Saturday - their first game back. 

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen and forward Dawid Kownacki are both injured. Defensive midfielder Adam Bodzek came off the bench against Paderborn but Oliver Fink is doubtful.

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head to Head


Koln have a 34-14 advantage against Fortuna Dusseldorf with 18 draws in 66 meetings. Fortuna won the first fixture 2-0 this season with Rouwen Hennings and Erik Thommy scoring in Dusseldorf.

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Odds


Koln are 1.80 favourites at home with Fortuna Dusseldorf priced at 4.00. A draw is available at 3.80.

Koln have seen over 2.5 goals in their last nine Bundesliga matches which is available at 1.70.

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Match Up


Koln will be keen to get back to winning ways after their draw last weekend. Fortuna Dusseldorf however have proven themselves to be tough opposition in the Bundesliga this season.

Fortuna Dusseldorf
Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 0-0 against Paderborn on May 16 (Getty Images)

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Stats


  • Koln have won 5 of their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have won by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 5 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 9 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have won by 2+ goals in 2 of their last 3 home matches Fortuna Dusseldorf (Bundesliga).
  • Koln's Mark Uth has scored 5 goals in his last 8 appearances (all competitions).
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf have drawn their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches (Bundesliga).

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf FAQ

Where can I watch the Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf live stream online?

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf will be live streamed on both Betway and Sportingbet websites in South Africa.

Where is Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf being played?

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf is being played at Rhein Energie Stadion in Koln, Germany.

When is Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf being played?

Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf is being played at 17:00 BST on Sunday 24 May 2020.

Verdict

Koln are tipped to take all three points at home with Mark Uth backed to be on the scoresheet.

Best Bet: Koln Win Full Time Result @1.80 at betway - 3 Units
Value Bet: Mark Uth Anytime Goalscorer @3.20 at Sportingbet SA - 2 Units

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