Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After suffering a 2-0 loss to Leipzig at the weekend, Wolfsburg will look to escape the relegation zone when they host Koln to their Volkswagen Arena on Matchday 5. The Wolves aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Billy Goats. All Patrick Wimmer, Jonas Wind, and Yannick Gerhardt are out of contention with injuries for the home team.
Koln, on the other hand, aim to remain undefeated in the 2022/2023 season. The Billy Goats have been relying on their solid defence ever since key attacker Anthony Modeste left the club, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals. Ondrej Duda is widely expected to replace Mathias Olesen in the starting XI after the Luxembourg midfielder limped off with injury in the goalless draw with Stuttgart.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Mbabu):
Born in Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland on April 19, 1995, Kevin Mbabu is a defender who plays for Young Boys. Mbabu started his youth career at Servette and he continued playing for les Grenats at senior level. However, it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for Servette in the league during the 2012/2013 season.
Kevin Mbabu then joined Premier League side Newcastle United and after spending two seasons on loan at Rangers and Young Boys, he signed a permanent deal with the Stade de Suisse outfit in 2017. His main position right back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Mbabu is eligible to play for Switzerland, DR Congo and France due to his mixed descent, but he decided to represent the Rossocrociati at senior level. Mbabu made his Switzerland debut in September, 2018 in a 6-0 win over Iceland. His contract with Young Boys should expire in June, 2020.
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.