In a real battle between two sides struggling to find any real form since returning to action last month, Augsburg will welcome Koln to an empty WWK Arena on Sunday evening.
Hit with a sluggish 2-0 defeat away at Hertha Berlin last weekend, Augsburg have failed to build off of their 3-0 romp away at a struggling Schalke last month and have managed to land just a single Bundesliga victory in their last nine appearances.
On the flip side, while Sunday’s hosts might be in the midst of a continued rut, Koln aren’t fairing much better after what has been a disastrous return to action for the Billy Goats.
Shipping four goals at home against RB Leipzig last week, Markus Gisdol’s men have been hit with back-to-back defeats and have failed to record a victory since returning from the enforced break.
You might be interested to know, each of the previous two meetings between Augsburg and Koln have finished 1-1 and a third consecutive scoreline can be found priced at 11/2 with Paddy Power.
Augsburg’s home headache
Despite picking up what was a much-needed 3-0 win against a struggling Schalke last month, Augsburg’s victory at the Veltins Arena appears to have been only a minor bounce for Heiko Herrlich’s side.
Hugely outclassed and hit with a 2-0 defeat away at a revitalized Hertha Berlin last weekend, Sunday’s hosts have recorded just a sole Bundesliga victory since February 1st.
With some around the WWK Arena still nervously looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, Herrlich will undoubtedly be calling on his side to make some rather drastic alterations on home soil.
Including playing out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate against rock-bottom Paderborn in their last appearance at home, Augsburg also marked their return from the enforced break with a late 2-1 defeat against Wolfsburg.
In fact, along with failing to win any of their last four Bundesliga matchups at the WWK Arena, the Whites have landed just a sole home victory since opening 2020.
You might be interested to know, out of Augsburg’s 13 home fixtures this season, 11 of those contests have seen over 2.5 goals at full-time and a similar outcome this weekend can be found priced at 8/11 with Coral.
Jhon Córdoba – Koln’s MVP
Although Koln may have marked their return from the enforced break with their sights set on landing a top-half finish, the Billy Goats find themselves in the midst of an extended rut.
Along with being hit for four against RB Leipzig on home soil last weekend, Sunday’s guests have lost back-to-back appearances and are yet to land three points since returning to action.
While Markus Gisdol’s men might be enduring their worst defensive run since opening 2020, Koln do have one leading marksman who is enjoying his own recent purple patch.
Bagging what turned out to be a consolation strike against the Champions League outfit last week, Jhon Córdoba is the only player at the RheinEnergieStadion to reach double digits so far this season.
In fact, along with sitting seven goals clear of any other Koln player with 12 Bundesliga strikes this year, the 27-year-old has now recorded all 12 of his goals in just his previous 18 top-flight outings.
You might be interested to know that Córdoba can be found pencilled in at 13/10 with William Hill to extend on his tally at the WWK Arena on Sunday evening.