Match date: 21 Apr 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
1-1 - Lost
Koln did a pretty good job in this season and they are one of candidates for Europa league, currently are at 7th position at the table in German Bundesliga with one point less than 6th placed Freiburg, to reach that spot they must show better skills than in last two rounds where were defeated by Augsburg and Gladbach, both times with one goal margin, now are facing with great Hoffenheim which are in pretty good form and it will be really difficult to confront to them.
Hosts were decent in attack and scored 42 goals in 29 rounds, in last duel with guests they were defeated with convincing result in December and i doubt that will manage to set up different outcome tonight. They can be satisfied with their results and now in last five rounds must play on high level to reach Europe for the next season, they dropped their form in February while till then achieved pretty good results, now must try to find the right form and end that mini streak of two defeats, however in front of them are pretty strong opponents and i'm not so sure that will manage to avoid another defeat tonight. Midfielder Risse (13/2) and forward Zoller (22/1) will both miss this match due to injuries while forward Guirassy (6/0) is also having injury issues but he's in doubt for this game.
Hoffenheim on the other hand achieved great results in this season, last campaign they were very close to a relegation zone and ended only one spot above, however in this one they did an amazing job and stands at third spot now which leads directly into Champions league group stage, so far they suffered only three defeats, all of them were away from home but here i believe that can collect another three points and retain their current position, it won't be easy to stay here since are only one point above 4th placed Dortmiund.
Guests achieved victory in last round against Gladbach, they celebrated with two goals margin in great match where we saw 8 goals, before that suffered their only defeat in last nine games away from home against Hamburger, about three weeks ago they celebrated against leaders Bayern Munich at their stadium with narrow result and although were outplayed they showed great defensive skills and managed to keep a clean sheet. This was amazing season for visitors and they must try to keep their form until the end, i'm sure that tonight will manage to overcome opponents and celebrate once again in this campaign. Defender Hubner (23/1) will remain sidelined due to a suspension while defender Kaderabek (20/0) and midfielder Vogt (26/0) are having problems with minor injuries and are in doubt.
Koln must get back on the tracks as soon as possible, however here are facing with team which are in pretty good form and seems very confident, this should be an open match and i'm sure that we'll see goals but Hoffenheim to win seem like pretty safe choice.