Augsburg enters this one after away loss to Hertha with two conceded goals. Hosts were the far better team in the first part of the game, they had the upper hand and the reward came soon.
Dilrosun found his way through opponent defenses and scored in the twenty-third minute of the match. Guests had many more chances to increase their lead in the first half, but they lacked efficiency.
The second half brought us much more offensive play by the guests, who came out from the locker room visibly more motivated, but despite numerous attacks, they couldn’t score. In the end, despite the opponent’s domination, Hertha was the one to score in the second half via Piatek, who set the final score 2:0 in added time.
Augsburg currently occupies the thirteenth place in the table with a thirty-one point and are just three-points now above the play-out placed Fortuna.
Midfielder Moravek (11/0) is injured, while doubtful for the hosts remain offensive midfielder Hahn (11/1) and forward Finnbogason (16/3) for the moment.
Koln suffered a defeat in the last round to Leipzig, playing at their home stadium. Hosts started the match very nicely and already in the seventh minute, they scored a goal over Cordoba.
The guest responded to that situation in the best possible way, scoring two goals in the first half via Shick and Nkunku. Continuation of the game past mostly in the sign of the guests who managed to put another one in the net over Werner in the fiftieth minute.
Home team, for a brief moment, managed to recover when Modeste scored from medium range in fifty-fifth minute. However, that was not enough to disturb a very focused away team, and only two minutes later, Olmo set the final result of the match.
Koln is currently ranked twelfth in the overall standings with thirty-four points, and are in a bit better position than their rivals.
Cologne team news
Defensive Risse (6/0) is injured, same as two more who didn’t play so far. Suspended are defender Bornauw (24/5) and midfielder Drexler (23/2).
With the way both play goals look inevitable
Augsburg needs points in this one, while Koln remains very dangerous via counter-attacks. With the situation they have and the style both teams prefer, everything except goals would be a surprise in this one.