Koln – Stuttgart
Koln welcomes Stuttgart in a match from the 25th round of the German Bundesliga. The game is going to be played at Sunday afternoon.
Koln are in a really difficult situation at the moment. The team is 18th in the Bundesliga standings, being on the bottom with just 17 points won so far – on par with the 17th Hamburger SV. Koln’s record so far shows just 4 wins, 5 draws and 15 defeats since the beginning of the season. In their last five games they have made two draws, lost twice and won just once – against RB Leipzig in the last round.
If Koln want to keep their hopes of survival alive, they need to win this game as well. This would eventually move them closer to the relegation playoff spot in the Bundesliga.
Now Stuttgart are coming to town.
Stuttgart are currently 12th in the Bundesliga standings with 30 points. Their main goal this season is survival, so they are doing well, being on 6 points above the 16th Mainz 05. But Stuttgart’s work this season is not done. They still have to win some more points, if they want to feel secure about their future in the league.
Stuttgart’s record since the beginning of the season shows 9 wins, 3 draws and 12 defeats. In their last five games the former champions suffered just one defeat – against Schalke 04. Right now Stuttgart are showing some incredible form, winning three matches in a row – against Borussia M’gladbach, Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt. These three wins gave the club a serious boost in the fight for survival.
Based on current form, Stuttgart are the heavy favourite here. Right now they are the only team in the Bundesliga in a run of three consecutive wins. One shall think that they will make it four in a row against Bundesliga’s weakest team.