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Wolfsburg vs Koln Prediction & Match Preview


Wolfsburg vs Koln Prediction & Match Preview

VfL Wolfsburg

FC Köln

03 April 2021 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET Bundesliga Volkswagen Arena

Wolfsburg will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Schalke and Werder Bremen when they face Koln at their Volkswagen Arena on Matchday 27. 

The Wolves have been scoring goals for fun of late, and it is no wonder bookies see them as hot favourites to win Saturday’s match. 

Paulo Otavio serves the last of his two-match ban, while Renato Steffen, Marin Pongracic, Jeffrey Bruma, and Wouter Weghorst are all out of contention through injuries.

The Billy Goats, on the other hand, were struggling on the travels before the international break, and given their three-game losing run on the road, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. 

Defender Jannes-Kilian Horn returns from suspension, while both Dennis and Bornauw are sidelined with injuries. In the previous meeting between the two teams at Volkswagen Arena Wolfsburg defeated Koln 2-1.

Wolfsburg vs Koln: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Wolfsburg FC Köln played so far 28 matches.
Wolfsburg won 13 direct matches. FC Köln won 6 matches. 9 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.11 goals per Match.

Wolfsburg vs Koln Prediction

Wolfsburg in actual season average scored 1.79 goals per match. In 13 (68.42%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (47.37%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

FC Köln average scored 1.82 goals per match in season 2021. In 14 (82.35%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (64.71%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Wolfsburg will remain without the suspended Otavio for a further two matches after his vicious tackle on Munas Dabbur against Hoffenheim last month, with Jerome Roussillon likely to be handed a start despite being snubbed by Glasner in their last two matches.

Renato Steffen is sidelined until early May with a ligament injury, while defenders Jeffrey Bruma and Marin Pongracic are both unlikely to feature due to ankle and calf issues respectively. Admir Mehmedi is also a doubt due to a calf issue sustained on international duty with Switzerland.

Koln, meanwhile, are expected to travel to Wolfsburg without Sebastian Bornauw due to a back injury, but otherwise Gisdol appears to have a clean bill of health to select from.

The 51-year-old will almost certainly choose a side without a recognised striker once again, especially with Emmanuel Dennis struggling with a knock, so former Norwich City loanee Duda will drop deep with the likes of Jakobs, Marius Wolf and Elvis Rexhbecaj expected to move into the space he leaves in behind.

Wolfsburg possible starting lineup:
Casteels; Mbabu, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon; Schlager, Arnold; Baku, Gerhardt, Brekalo; Weghorst

FC Koln possible starting lineup:
Horn; Ehizibue, Mere, Czichos, Katterbach; Skhiri, Hector; Wolf, Rexhbecaj, Jakobs; Duda