FC Koln vs. Union Berlin 6/13/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Union Berlin (9-5-16) at FC Koln (10-5-15)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 13, 2020 at 9:30 am (RheinEnergieStadion)
The Line: Koln +100 / Draw +245 / Union Berlin +280 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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FC Koln and Union Berlin square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday morning.
FC Koln come into this one in 12th place on 35 points with a record of 10 wins, 5 draws and 15 losses after a 1-1 draw with Augsburg in their last match. In the draw against Augsburg, Koln dodged a bullet in the 27th minute as goalkeeper Timo Horn made a clumsy challenge but made up for it by saving the ensuing penalty shot. Anthony Modeste subbed on in the 82nd and didn’t waste any time making an impact, giving Koln the lead in the 85th minute, but once again, the Billy Goats wouldn’t be able to hold on as Augsburg tied the game at one just three minutes later. Both sides had chances late, but when all was said and done, it was a point apiece in a hard fought battle. John Cordoba leads Koln with 12 assists on the year while Florian Kainz leads Koln in the assists category with 6 helpers this season. Timo Horn is Koln’s #1 goaltender, conceding 1.83 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 30 league appearances this season.
Union Berlin on the other hand, come into this match in 14th place, sitting on 32 points tied with Augsburg with a record of 9 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses after a 1-1 draw with Schalke in their last match. Robert Andrich gave Union the lead just 11 minutes into the game, but Schalke would respond just before the half hour mark to tie the game at one. Both sides had chances as well, with Union outshooting Schalke 12-5 in terms of goal attempts and 6-1 in regards to shots on goal, but in the end, the sides shared the points in this match as well. Sebastian Andersson leads Union Berlin with 12 goals this season while Marius Buiter has 7 goals and Christopher Trimmel has a team-high 7 assists on the year. Rafal Gikiewicz is the top goalkeeper for Berlin, conceding 1.63 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 30 league matches this season.
This is a big game for both teams, as a win would almost ensure both sides safety from relegation. The problem is that both sides are in some poor form, with Koln going winless in their last six Bundesliga games while Union Berlin’s gone winless in seven Bundesliga matches in a row. Ultimately, I don’t see there being enough to separate the two sides for a result one way ot another, so I’ll back the draw here.