Koln vs Hertha predictions and betting tips on May 12, 2023
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On May 12, RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne) will host the match of the 32nd round of the German Bundesliga, in which Koln will compete with Hertha. The battle will start at 20:30 CET.
The club was forced to save its “registration” in the top division of the country through the play-offs in the last but one season. Speaking about the previous spring, “the Goats”, having made a “jump” a dozen positions long under the rule of Baumgart, were able to return to the European competition. Still, the participation in the Conference League, albeit limited to the group stage, resulted in the position in the middle of the Bundesliga standings. However, the previous attempt to prove itself in the European tournament had turned into relegation from the elite division. Nowadays, having 4 matches without a defeat in April, Koln broke away from the danger zone – after this it was not shameful to lose the home match against motivated Freiburg. On the other hand, Bayer is completely absorbed by the Europa League, and, using these conditions, the team took one more victory in the Bundesliga.
The team could not learn from its own mistakes of the previous season – then it also risked to be relegated, but was saved in the play-offs. Moreover, everyone made things worse by “thanking” Magath for winning the decisive matches against Hamburg by not extending cooperation with him. Moreover, the management decided to replace “Iron Felix” to Sandro Schwarz, which seems to have been a fatal mistake (especially in combination with stubborn trust in this specialist). As a result, the ex-mentor of Dynamo (Moscow) was fired only in the middle of spring. Pál Dárdai became the coach of the team for the third time – but what could have been corrected even then, especially after a starting 2-4 misfire in the struggle with unmotivated Werder Bremen? That match was followed by a more than expected 0-2 score in the battle with angry Bayern. Still, having gathered all the energy, it turned out to achieve a 2-1 score at Stuttgart.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Speaking about the previous season, Koln, which promoted to the European competition, won both matches against Hertha. Still, crisis Hertha was able to win the match at Olympiastadion with a 2-0 score in November.
Bookmakers out of inertia consider the home team to be the favourite of the following battle. At the same time, the points are much more important to the guests. Thus, we bet that Hertha will not lose (odd: 1.99).
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