Cologne, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-3 Bundesliga 1 victory against Augsburg.
In that match, Cologne managed 48% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Cologne, goals were scored by Ondrej Duda (8', 33') and Florian Kainz (23'). On the other side, FC Augsburg 1907 got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Robert Gumny (54') and Ruben Vargas (62') scored for Augsburg.
Matches with Cologne have tended to be entertaining ones lately with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, the sum total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 9 of them coming from Köln.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga 1 competition, Freiburg will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Freiburg managed 61% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Hertha BSC had 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Krzysztof Piątek (13'), Peter Pekarík (22') and Nemanja Radonjić (85') scored for Hertha Berlin.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Christian Streich's Freiburg have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times thus yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Ahead of this meeting, Freiburg are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 12/02/2017 tells us that Cologne have won 2 of these games and Freiburg 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 27 overall which averages out at 4.5 goals per meeting.
The previous league match between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 09/01/2021 when the final score was Freiburg 5-0 Cologne.
In that game, Freiburg managed 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Ermedin Demirović (18'), Nicolas Höfler (39'), Roland Sallai (59'), Philipp Lienhart (69') and Lucas Höler (79').
Cologne had 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Robert Schröder.
Team News: Cologne
Cologne manager Friedhelm Funkel has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Freiburg
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, Freiburg boss Christian Streich does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re of the view that Freiburg would be disappointed if they were not to break down this Cologne outfit, although it possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 victory for Cologne after 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
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