FC Koln vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf 5/24/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction

FC Koln vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf 5/24/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction Photo by

Fortuna Dusseldorf (5-8-13) at FC Koln (10-3-13)

Bundesliga Soccer: Sunday May 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM (OPEL Arena)

The Line: FC Koln -130 / Draw +265 / Fortuna Dusseldorf +290 -- O/U: 3

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FC Koln and Fortuna Dusseldorf face off in Bundesliga soccer action from the RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday afternoon. Click Here To Bet This Game

FC Koln enter this match in 10th place, sitting on 33 points with a record of 10 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses following a 2-2 draw with Mainz in their last match. In the match against Mainz, Mark Uth gave the Billy Goats the lead just six minutes into the game from the penalty spot, and that lead would hold into the half before Florian Kainz doubled the lead eight minutes after the halftime break. Mainz pulled a goal back eight minutes later just after the hour mark and completed the comeback 11 minutes after that, tying the game at two. Both sides fought hard the rest of the way but ultimately settled for a share of the spoils at the final whistle. Jhon Cordoba leads Koln in scoring with 10 goals while the aforementioned Kainz has a team-high 6 assists this season. Timo Horn is the leader in goal for Koln, allowing an average of 1.73 goals conceded per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 26 league appearances this season.

Fortuna Dusseldorf on the other hand, come into this game in 16th place, in the relegation play-off spot sitting on 23 points with a record of 5 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses with a scoreless draw against Paderborn last time out. It was a dull match across the board if we’re being honest, with the two sides each splitting 50% possession with one solitary shot on goal. Fortuna did have more attempts towards goal than Paderborn, 10-7, but ultimately nothing came of it as the two sides combined for just two corner kicks in the match. Rouwen Hennings leads Dusseldorf in scoring with 11 goals this season while Erik Thommy has a team-high 4 assists while sitting 2nd on the team with 5 goals this season.

I’m not overly confident backing either side here, and Fortuna is the more desperate side to try to climb out of the relegation zone. However, Dusseldorf struggled to scrape by Paderborn and Fortuna is scoring the fewest goals in the Bundesliga with 27 up to this point in the season. Koln has 41 goals up to this point and are far easier to trust right now and Koln also have a chance to catch the elusive 6th spot for Europa League next season if the Goats get some help and everything falls right in line. I think this just boils down to a Koln team on their home ground that can score against a Fortuna team that’s travelling and can’t find the back of the net with any consistency this season. I’ll side with Koln ML at home here. Click Here To Bet This Game


Chris’s Pick FC Koln -130

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