Hoffenheim will face Cologne at 20:30 on April 22nd (Round 29 of the German Bundesliga 2022/23). This article includes football match previews, expert opinions, predictions, Asian handicap analysis, and pre-match statistical information.
According to the latest football tips for tomorrow, Manchester United is favored to win against Liverpool with a predicted score of 2-1.
Today's prediction for the football match between Hoffenheim and Cologne is 2-1 (Handicap: 0:1/4).
In the previous round, Hoffenheim drew a valuable point against the defending champions, Bayern Munich, in their home ground. This is the 4th consecutive unbeaten match for Pellegrino Matarazzo's team, which is a commendable achievement since Die Kraichgauer had a streak of 14 consecutive winless matches in the Bundesliga, with only 2 points gained.
Thanks to the valuable points in the previous matches, Hoffenheim temporarily escaped the danger zone. However, the risk is still unpredictable because the point difference is not yet entirely safe, especially when they still have to compete against the group of teams that are currently in the upper half of the standings in 4 out of 6 remaining rounds. However, their upcoming opponent, Cologne, is not in this group, so Hoffenheim needs to try to win at any cost, especially when playing on their home ground.
It should be noted that at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Hoffenheim has won all 5 recent matches against Cologne in the Bundesliga, and no match has scored less than 2 goals. At this time, the form of the "goats" is somewhat inferior to the home team. They have only won 1 out of 4 recent matches (or more specifically, only 1 win in 8 matches) due to their ineffective attack (scoring only 9 goals in their last 12 appearances).
However, Steffen Baumgart's team can still "sleep well" because the relegation ticket is very close. But the possibility of Cologne repeating last season's achievement (finishing 7th overall) is almost gone due to the 10-point gap with the 7th place team (Frankfurt).
Who knows, this factor may affect the outcome of the next match. Say what you will, but a team with motivation will always fight more fiercely. Cologne itself has lost both of their recent matches with a handicap of 1/4, similar to the upcoming match when they are away from home. Therefore, Hoffenheim is the preferred choice.
Prediction for the goal difference in Hoffenheim vs Cologne is over 2 3/4.