Match Preview: FC Koln 0-1 Augsburg Predictions and Betting Tips 02.01.2021

FC Koln – Augsburg Predictions & Tips For Today, January 2, 2021.

League: GERMANY: Bundesliga – Round 14
Match: 15:30 FC Koln – Augsburg
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.34
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

Match Preview

  • Ahead of this round, Cologne are one of four clubs yet to win a 2020/21 Bundesliga home game (D2, L5), and with the last three Bundesliga H2Hs at all venues resulting in a 1-1 draw, the H2H form doesn’t point towards them breaking that drought. Furthermore, relegation-threatened Cologne have a below average win-rate of just 36.36% (W4, D3, L4) as a Bundesliga home favourite since the beginning of 2019/20.
  • That doesn’t bode well as they look to beat Augsburg at home for the first time since 2011/12 (D3, L2), despite leading at HT twice in those five following fixtures. Cologne are unlikely to even get that far, having opened the scoring and led at HT at home just once this Bundesliga season (D1), lamenting a poor D1, L5 home record when conceding the match opener.
  • Losing 2-0 in their last league match, Augsburg haven’t suffered consecutive Bundesliga defeats since October, but notably, they are yet to bounce back from a scoreless effort (either home or away) to win their next encounter this season (D1, L2). Having failed to score over 1.5 goals in a game on the road since the opening matchday, they’re unlikely to pile on the scoring.
  • With just two first-half goals on the road throughout the entire Bundesliga season, they’re also unlikely to trouble Cologne early. It’s an issue Augsburg need to correct urgently, as the team to score first has a commanding W4, D1 record across their six away league fixtures (one ended in a 0-0 draw).
  • Players to watch: Ellyes Skhiri remains the only player to record Cologne’s only opening goal twice across their last ten Bundesliga fixtures. Similarly, Rubén Vargas is the only man to have done so twice for Augsburg in their last eight league outings.
  • Hot stat: The visiting side on the day has recorded a first-half goal in just one of the last ten Bundesliga H2Hs.
Head-to-head matches: FC KOLN – AUGSBURG
07.06.20 BUN Augsburg FC Koln 1 : 1
30.11.19 BUN FC Koln Augsburg 1 : 1
27.01.18 BUN FC Koln Augsburg 1 : 1
09.09.17 BUN Augsburg FC Koln 3 : 0
15.04.17 BUN Augsburg FC Koln 2 : 1

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