German Bundesliga Soccer - Cologne vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 6/20/20 - Preview, Prediction & Odds
Still needing a point in their last two games to confirm their stay in the Bundesliga for another season, 13th-placed Cologne host 9th-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, who are yet to give up on their hopes to earn a place in Europe. Kick-off - at 9:30 AM ET on Saturday, June 20.
Cologne Remain Winless
Cologne failed to improve their chances of escaping relegation this season after dropping a 3-1 decision against top-four contenders Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on Wednesday. It was the second consecutive defeat for the Billy Goats, who controlled just 32% of the ball and were outshot 13-8, managing to find the back of the net just once through Sebastiaan Bornauw, who headed home his sixth strike of the season after the hosts were already leading 2-0. Cologne is winless since the Bundesliga restart (D3 L4), sitting 13th in the league (W10 D5 L17), six points above the bottom-three with two contests remaining.
Colombian striker Jhon Cordoba has netted a team-high 13 strikes this season, with 11 of them coming on Cologne’s own turf. Goalie Timo Horn, meanwhile, sits 8th in the league with 87 saves. He has collected six clean sheets in 32 games this year and gives up a goal every 46 minutes on average. The Billy Goats have scored the 7th highest amount of goals during the ongoing campaign (49), while taking the 11th highest quantity of shots per game (12.7). The team is 12th in ball possession (47.6%) and 13th in passing accuracy (76.5%).
Frankfurt Climb Up The Table
The resurgence of Eintracht Frankfurt continued, as the team recorded its second consecutive win and fourth in the last five games (W4 L1) following a 2-1 home victory against Schalke 04 at Commerzbank Arena on Wednesday. The Eagles went into the contest with clear determination to win, recording a 64% ball possession and a 14-7 edge in shots, with Andre Silva and David Abraham, both scoring before the Royal Blues managed to get a goal back just before the hour mark. Currently sitting 9th in the league (W12 D5 L15), Eintracht Frankfurt still have hopes of securing a place in the Europa League for the next season, trailing the top-seven by five points with two games remaining.
AC Milan loanee Silva has scored more goals than any other player since the Bundesliga restart (7) and currently leads his team with 11 snipes. Goalie Frederik Ronnow, meanwhile, is 24th in the league with 33 saves. He has registered one clean sheet in eight starts this season and concedes a goal every 55 minutes of play. Eintracht Frankfurt have netted the 6th highest quantity of goals this year (55), while delivering the 3rd highest number of shots per game (15). The team is 8th in ball possession (49.6%) and 5th from the bottom in passing accuracy (76.2%).
Eintracht Frankfurt have had the edge in this series lately, winning seven of the last 12 head-to-head encounters (W7 L5), including two of the very last three (W2 L1), and will be a serious threat to Cologne, who have failed to triumph in any of their seven contests since the Bundesliga restart (D3 L4). The Billy Goats have failed to win four consecutive games on own turf (D2 L2), losing the very last two, while Frankfurt’s resurging form, with Portuguese striker Andre Silva in particularly deadly shape (seven snipes since the restart!), has seen the Eagles bank four of their previous five contests, currently giving the team a chance of finishing in the top-seven.
Eintracht Frankfurt to win (+140)
Andre Silva to score anytime (+165)