Koln faces Schalke 04 in a match from the 24th round of the Bundesliga
Koln faces Schalke 04 in a match from the 24th round of the Bundesliga at the RheinEnergieStadion in the beautiful city of Koln. In our free football betting tips for the weekend we will take a look at this fixture.
Koln successfully escaped the relegation zone of the Bundesliga thanks to their terrific performance since the arrival of the manager Markus Gisdol. He entirely changed the way the team performs which helped the Billy Goats to climb to 13th place in the standings. At this moment Koln are 9 points above the 17th Werder Bremen and the relegation zone, so they are breathing more freely.
In the previous round of the league Koln achieved their 8th win for the campaign. Markus Gisdol’s team visited Hertha BSC in Berlin and went home with an amazing 5-0 win at the Olympiastadion. Jhon Cordoba and Florian Kainz scored braces for the Billy Goats, while Marc Uth also added a goal for the visitors.
On Saturday Koln won’t be able to use the injured Anthony Modeste, Jonas Hector, Thomas Kessler and Christain Clemens.
Schalke 04 are also having a much better season compared to their previous one. The Royal Blues are fighting for a place in Europe, currently being 6th in the Bundesliga with 36 points. If they manage to keep such a position in the table they will be able to qualify for Europa League and return to the European nights of football.
On the negative side we must say that Schalke 04 are having deep problems with their form. David Wagner’s team is rarely winning at the moment, being without a win in their last three matches, losing two of them. Last week the Royal Blues offered a pure nightmare to their fans when they sufferred a 0-5 defeat at home against RB Leipzig.
Can Schalke 04 return to winning games on Saturday against Koln? This is the question we are asking in our free football betting tips for the weekend. The hosts are in a better form at the moment and when we add up the home advantage factor, this makes them favourites.