Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After beating Hoffenheim 3-1 on the road, Freiburg will be aiming to extend their winning run to five games when they host Koln at their Schwarzwald-Stadion on Matchday 15. Christian Streich’s troops look unstoppable at the moment, and given their elimination in the DFB Pokal, they will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season. The Billy Goats, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Augsburg in their last league fixture.
Koln failed to find the net in the previous four games in all competitions, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Freiburg’s party at Schwarzwald-Stadion. A man to watch in the home team will be Vincenzo Griffo, who has been scoring goals for fun in the Bundesliga of late. In their last meeting in the Bundesliga Koln outclassed Freiburg 4-0, meaning that the hosts are eager to get their revenge on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Nils Petersen):
Son to a football coach, Andreas, the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen is a physical forward best known for his clinical finishing. A former Bayern Munich striker never got a chance to prove his worth with Bundesliga giants and had to take a long road to prominence which included loan spells at Werder Bremen and Freiburg, before penning a permanent deal with Die Breisaguer in 2015.
Petersen’s impressive exploits during the 2017/18 season helped him get into Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup 2018 squad although his father Andreas would argue it was his personal influence that helped Joachim Loew write his son’s name in the 23-man list. Namely, Andres Piteresen spotted the Germany manager on a beach in January and decided to ask him about his son’s chances of making it into Germany World Cup squad.
Piteresen was rewarded with his senior Germany cap in an Austria friendly but unfortunately for his father missed out on the final squad for the tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was founded on 13th of February in 1948 after a fusion between Koner BC01 and SpVgg Sulz07. Like many German football clubs FC Koln is not only a football club but has different other sports departments as well.
FC Koln currently hosts it’s home games in the Rhein Energie Stadium which holds a capacity of almost 51 000 spectators and was recently renovated in 2004.The main club colours are white and red. The most known nickname for FC Koln is Die Geißböcke which literally means the Goats. The biggest rivals of FC Koln are Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf. The club from Koln holds a narrow relationship with St Pauli, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.
FC Koln is one of the most successful clubs in Germany winning the Bundesliga title 3 times and the DFB Pokal 3 times. Notable players that played for FC Koln are Schuster, Korput, Olsen, Weber and Muller.