Koln vs Union Berlin Prediction 11.05.2024

FC Koln

FC Koln

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FC Union Berlin

FC Union Berlin

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  • Competition: Germany - Bundesliga
  • Date: Saturday, 11th, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 14:30 UK/15.30 CEST
  • Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln)

FC Koln are desperately trying to cling to their faint hopes of survival as they host fellow struggler Union Berlin at the RheinEnergie in the penultimate gameweek of the 2023-24 Bundesliga campaign.

FC Koln vs Union Berlin Betting Tips : Under 2.5

With Darmstadt already confirming their relegation from Germany's top division, the focus now shifts to who will join them in the 2. Bundesliga, and the current situation sees FC Koln as the prime candidate for automatic demotion, sitting second from bottom with a five-point gap to the relegation playoff spot currently held by Mainz.

A worrying development for the home team on Saturday is the fact that no team in Bundesliga history has ever been able to erase a five-point deficit and rescue their season, and it seems unlikely that the Billy Goats will be the ones to break that pattern, given their inability to secure a full three points in their last four top-flight outings (D2, L2).

Ahead of the remaining 180 minutes of the 2023-24 Bundesliga campaign, the Billy Goats have reached a point where they can no longer afford the luxury of thinking about anything other than victories to keep their survival hopes alive, but their desire for success will be hindered by their toothless attack, averaging just 0.75 goals per game so far.

The Bundesliga's lowest scorers will meet with the Union Berlin side possesing the second poorest attacking record in the division, having racking up 29 goals thus far, while their struggles in front of goal have been particularly evident during their recent away outings, failing to find a way to the back of the net in any of their last four visits.

After producing back-to-back top-five finishes, including last year's fourth-place finis which earned them a historic UEFA Champions League berth, the Iron Ones find themselves embroiled in a battle at the wrong end of the table this time around, currently hovering just above the danger zone with only a point ahead of FSV Mainz 05 in the relegation playoff spot.

Ahead of the final two matches in the current campaign, the management of the capital club has decided to make changes at the coaching helm and appoint Marco Grote as the interim coach, replacing Croatian tactician Nenad Bjelica, who guided his side to a meager two points out of a possible 18 in the last six Bundesliga fixtures.

Despite being the most out-of-form side in the division, the Iron Ones will fancy their chances of ending their drought, as they can proudly boast of remaining undefeated in 11 straight H2H encounters against Koln, drawing three and emerging victorious in the remaining eight, including a comfortable 2-0 win in the reverse fixture in the German capital.

Another less-than-thrilling contest looms here, as it's not only a high-stakes showdown but recent H2H encounters have also been goal-shy, with the last four clashes producing just four goals. Furthermore, it's a clash between two blunt attacks, as FC Koln has failed to find the back of the net in 14 instances this term, while Union Berlin has fired an unprecedented 17 blanks out of 32 rounds, the highest of any other side. Accordingly, Under 2.5 is our understandable choice.

FC Koln vs FC Union Berlin Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Union Berlin

    0 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Koln

    0 : 1

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Union Berlin

    1 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Koln

    2 : 2

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

FC Koln

FC Koln team news

Regular defender Jeff Chabot was forced off the pitch in the 57th minute against Freiburg last week with an injury, so his participation in Saturday's contest remains questionable, as does Eric Martel.

Dejan Ljubicic and Mark Uth are back in training after missing a few matches, while Luca Waldschmidt and Leart Pacarada are ill and very likely to be sidelined for the Union Berlin clash.

Last matches of FC Koln

  1. FC Koln

    0 : 0

    SC Freiburg

    Bundesliga

  2. FSV Mainz

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Koln

    0 : 2

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

  4. Bayern Munich

    2 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Koln

    2 : 1

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

FC Koln lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Marvin Schwabe

Defenders

  • 35

    Max Finkgrafe

  • 24

    Jeff Chabot

  • 4

    Timo Hubers

  • 2

    Benno Schmitz

Midfielders

  • 8

    Denis Huseinbasic

  • 6

    Eric Martel

  • 29

    Jan Thielmann

  • 11

    Florian Kainz

  • 37

    Linton Maina

Forwards

  • 23

    Sargis Adamyan

FC Union Berlin

Union Berlin team news

Union Berlin, meanwhile, start the penultimate round of the current Bundesliga season with a new face near the touchline, as the management appointed Marco Grote in place of Nenad Bjelica.

Otherwise, the capital club boast a clean bill of health as they visit fellow relegation-threatened FC Koln, meaning the interim boss will be able to field all his key players.

Last matches of FC Union Berlin

  1. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 4

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

  2. Borussia M`gladbach

    0 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Union Berlin

    1 : 5

    Bayern Munich

    Bundesliga

  4. Augsburg

    2 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Union Berlin

    0 : 1

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

FC Union Berlin lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Frederik Ronnow

Defenders

  • 2

    Kevin Vogt

  • 5

    Danilho Doekhi

  • 4

    Diogo Leite

Midfielders

  • 6

    Robin Gosens

  • 29

    Lucas Tousart

  • 8

    Rani Khedira

  • 18

    Josip Juranovic

Forwards

  • 16

    Benedict Hollerbach

  • 13

    Andras Schafer

  • 10

    Kevin Volland

5 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. FC Koln have scored just one goal in their last four Bundesliga matches.
  2. Union Berlin have gone scoreless in their last four consecutive away fixtures in the top division.
  3. Five out of FC Koln's last six league matches have seen Under 2.5 goals.
  4. Nine consecutive away matches for Union Berlin have produced less than two goals.
  5. Each of the last four head-to-head encounters between these sides have ended with Under 2.5 goals.

Main prediction FC Koln - FC Union Berlin

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

56% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Best Odds:

Bet365

1.9

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Additional predictions

Draw

Best odds:3.54

BTTS

Best odds:1.77

Double Chance (X2)

Best odds:1.47

FC Koln vs FC Union Berlin - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on beIN Sports Max (Fra), Nova Sport 3 (Cze), Nova Sports (Hel), Sky Sport Bundesliga (Ger), Sky Sport Top event (Ger), Veikkaus TV, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe)

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Who is FC Koln's player to watch?

Davie Selke is FC Koln's leading scorer this season with 6 goals, but the forward has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a leg fracture.

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Who is Union Berlin's player to watch?

Robin Gosens is Union Berlin's most productive player this term, having scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists.