FC Koln vs Schalke 04 Prediction

FC Koln

FC Koln

3 : 1

Schalke 04

Schalke 04

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Competition: German Bundesliga
Date: 7th August 2022
Kickoff: 15:30 UTC
Venue: RheinEnergie Stadion

After a year of exile in the 2.Bundesliga, historic side Schalke returns back to where they belong - the German top flight. The Blues will literally fight a side which took their place a couple of seasons ago in the league table and has never looked back since. FC Koln had a horrendous unofficial start to the season last week as they were ousted out of the DFB Pokal by lower-tier club Jahn Regensburg through penalties. It will be interesting to see whether Schalke, who won 5-0 in the same round of the competition, will be able to take all three points from a side hungry to amend their shortcoming. Nevertheless, for the faithful, it will be more about seeing Schalke returning to their perch.

FC Koln vs Schalke 04 Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

Koln has actually not lost to Schalke in their last 5 meetings now, despite conceding in most of those games. But, this is a Schalke side which comes refurbished from their 2.Bundesliga exploits and eager to make an impact. We are pretty much sure that Schalke will score at least one goal on the night, but Koln will be able to beat them by 2 goals to one. Overall, this game should see more than 2.5 goals easily on Sunday night. When it comes to an ACCA, one can go for Home / Over 2.5 too with both the teams scoring. It could be a huge bumper win for someone who could time this right.

  • Best Tip: Over 2.5
  • Prediction: 2-1 Koln

FC Koln vs Schalke 04 Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Koln

    3 : 1

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Koln

    1 : 0

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  3. Schalke 04

    1 : 2

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Koln

    3 : 0

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  5. Schalke 04

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

FC Koln

FC Koln Team News

Not only did Jahn Regensburg manage to oust Koln from the DFB Pokal at home, but they also inflicted off-field damage to their German counterparts. Koln's main striker, Anthony Modeste, seems to be struggling with an injury from the Regensburg game and is highly likely to not be risked in this game. Number 25 Tim Lemperle should fill his boots as an ideal one-to-one replacement. When it comes to defending, the hosts will be dependent on Julian Chabot in the backline. Chabot has been instrumental in maintaining the depth of his back-four teammates and is one of the best watch-worthy centre-backs that Bundesliga has to offer.

Last matches of FC Koln

  1. RB Leipzig

    2 : 2

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Koln

    3 : 1

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  3. Jahn Regensburg

    2 : 2

    FC Koln

    DFB Pokal

  4. FC Koln

    5 : 0

    NEC Nijmegen

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Kickers Offenbach

    0 : 2

    FC Koln

    Club Friendlies 3

FC Koln lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 20

    Marvin Schwäbe

Defenders

  • 2

    Benno Schmitz

  • 15

    Luca Kilian

  • 24

    Julian Chabot

  • 14

    Jonas Hector

Midfielders

  • 28

    Ellyes Skhiri

  • 17

    Kingsley Schindler

  • 7

    Dejan Ljubičić

  • 11

    Florian Kainz

Forwards

  • 33

    Florian Dietz

  • 29

    Jan Thielmann

Schalke 04

Schalke 04 Team News

Schalke totally destroyed Bremer SV in their DFB Pokal opener, which must have gotten their fans up and running for this season opener at the RheinEnergie Stadion. Talking about their key players to watch out for, the first name of the list is surely keeper Alexander Schwolow. The impressive goal-keeper stuck with the club which trusted him earlier during their relegation and comes with a reputation to live up to, this season. Dominick Drexler in the double striker formation is as lethal as any forward can get, but the Blues also have goal-scoring options in their backline. Centre-back Marcin Kaminski is a potential threat when it comes to attacking set-pieces and should not be understated in a game which could be decided in fine margins.

Last matches of Schalke 04

  1. Schalke 04

    2 : 2

    Borussia M`gladbach

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Koln

    3 : 1

    Schalke 04

    Bundesliga

  3. Bremer SV

    0 : 5

    Schalke 04

    DFB Pokal

  4. Twente

    3 : 1

    Schalke 04

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Udinese

    0 : 0

    Schalke 04

    Club Friendlies 3

Schalke 04 lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Alexander Schwolow

Defenders

  • 27

    Cedric Brunner

  • 4

    Maya Yoshida

  • 35

    Marcin Kamiński

  • 2

    Thomas Ouwejan

Midfielders

  • 30

    Alex Král

  • 24

    Dominick Drexler

  • 6

    Tom Krauß

  • 10

    Rodrigo Zalazar

  • 29

    Tobias Mohr

Forwards

  • 40

    Sebastian Polter

3 Reasons why you should bet on Over 2.5 goals

  • 5 of Koln's last 7 games have seen over 2.5 goals being scored
  • Both sides have scored in 5 of the last 7 meetings between them
  • Koln are unbeaten in the last 5 meetings between the two sides

Main prediction FC Koln - Schalke 04

Over 2.5 goals

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53% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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FC Koln vs Schalke 04 - FAQ

? Who is likely to open the scoring?
Schalke 04 (7/9)
? How many cards are expected to be shown to both sides?
Under 4.5 (4/5)
? Where can you watch this game?
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