1. FC Cologne
Today’s hosts are starting to get a little more hope, but they are not allowed to relax either, because the league is still very far away. They are under pressure and have to win against Augsburg. Judging from the individual quality of the rivals, this could also be a good chance for Cologne. But the people of Cologne have often fooled, while Augsburg is very good.
The Billy Goats have a series of three victories. Twice they won at home and in the last round away at direct competitor HSV. It was not a very good game, but they scored in the first and second halves and scored important points. The hero was new signing striker Terodde, who scored both goals. Osako and Clemens were in the game, instead of Klutner and Zoller. Now Koziello should play.
In contrast to today’s hosts Augsburg can play without any pressure. The team has already reached their goal and is in the upper half of the table. She can even fight for the international rankings. In the first two games of the second half, the Augsburg have won at home against HSV and lost in the last round away in M’gladbach.
It ended 0-2, while they had no notable scoring chances. They conceded the first goal early on, which brought them out of balance and conceded the second goal in the closing stages. They have dominated against HSV and could win even without the great striker Finnbogason. He came back in the last round but did not shine and was replaced by Opare at half-time. Now we expect that coach Baum will again put up both mentioned players and that should start the same starting eleven as in the last round.
1.FC Köln – FC Augsburg TIP
Cologne is under pressure, but plays better lately and a win against Augsburg would be no big surprise. Augsburg is playing solidly this season and could cause problems for today’s hosts but not win.