Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After holding Eintracht in Frankfurt to a 1-1 draw, Koln will be aiming to return to winning ways when they host Greuther Furth at their RheinEnergieStadion on Matchday 7. The Billy Goats have been producing fine displays in the Bundesliga of late, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. All Niklas Hauptmann, Tim Lemperle, and Jannes-Kilian Horn are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The newcomers, on the other hand, failed to shock star-studded champions Bayern Munchen at the weekend (1-3), and given their three-game losing run on the road, they are unlikely to grab something from Friday’s clash. This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the German top flight. Both Gideon Jung and Jessic Ngankam are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Hector):
Jonas Hector is a product of Koln’s youth school. The left back was born on 27 May, 1990 in Saarbrucken and he began his youth career at SV Auersmacher. In 2010 he joined FC Koln and he made 63 league appearances for the reserve team between 2010 and 2013. Ever since he made his debut for the senior team on 27 August, 2012 he has been playing regularly for the Billy Goats and he certainly helped the team return to Bundesliga at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign.
Jonas Hector made his Germany debut on 14 November, 2014 in a 4-0 win over Gibraltar. The left-footed defender scored his first goal for the German national team on 29 March, 2016 in a 4-1 victory over Italy in Munich.
Hector represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France and he scored the winner from the penalty spot in the quarter-final against Italy. Hector is capable of playing as a midfielder as well.