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German Bundesliga | RheinEnergieStadion | 4th February
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KO 14:30
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Cologne vs Wolfsburg predictions for Saturday’s afternoon kick-off in the Bundesliga.FC Cologne - Bundesliga

Cologne vs Wolfsburg Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Reason For Cologne vs Wolfsburg Betting Tips

Cologne’s and Wolfsburg’s seasons couldn’t be further from expectation: Cologne’s thrilling 6-1 win away to Darmstadt 98 last weekend brought them up to 29 points at the halfway mark – their highest number at this point in the season in 26 years. Meanwhile, after last weekend’s deflating 2-1 defeat at home to Augsburg, Wolfsburg remain on 19 points – the Wolves only have one season on record (2005/2006) worse than their 2016/2017 campaign.

Cologne are the favourites here at 23/20, but we feel that there’s decent value to be had in the draw at 23/10 here for the following reasons: Cologne may have trashed Darmstadt 6-1, but Darmstadt had (at that time) lost eight of their last nine Bundesliga matches and already seem doomed for relegation. Meanwhile, Wolfsburg were somewhat unlucky against Augsburg and ultimately let down by a “freak” goalkeeping error.

Cologne are unbeaten at home, so Wolfsburg double chance at 8/11 reduces the value on the draw more than the value held in a Wolfsburg win. However, with Cologne drawing 50% of all home matches (W4 D4) and 5 of their last 7 in the Bundesliga (W1 D5 L1), the hosts are notoriously “stubborn”. At the same time, Wolfsburg are the only side in the Bundesliga to earn more points on the road than at home, so should prove tricky opponents. Not to mention that all of the last four meetings between Cologne and Wolfsburg have ended drawn after 90 minutes (one 0-0, two 1-1 and one 2-2 draw).

Regarding a correct score bet, a 1-1 draw represents 38% of Cologne’s home results so far this season. Following on from the above, we feel there’s some reasonable value in a 1-1 draw at 5/1 here.

Head to Head

Wolfsburg drew 0-0 at home to Cologne when the two sides last met in September last year. Wolfsburg and Cologne have drawn all of the last four meetings.

Cologne Team News

Cologne Team Badge Cologne have just two injury concerns here: first choice goalkeeper Timo Horn is expected out until March and right midfielder Marcel Risse is expected to miss most of the season.

Wolfsburg Team News

Wolfsburg Team Badge Wolfsburg will be without winger Julian Draxler, who has departed the club for PSG. Wolfsburg are also doubtful over Daniel Didavi (attacking midfielder).

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Article by: Tom L
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @thomaslumb19
Published: February 3, 2017

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Cologne vs Wolfsburg Stats

Cologne are unbeaten at home this season (W4 D4). Wolfsburg have lost just one (against Bayern Munich) of their last four away matches (W2 D1 L1).

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