|Game||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs 1. FC Cologne|
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 27, 2020, 2:30 PM (EDT)|
Over 3 Goals (-119)
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Two teams that got stuck in draws over the weekend will now try to get out of their slump, when Hoffenheim will play host to Koln. Both teams could, and maybe should, have won their respective matches, but they didn’t, so it’s only natural that the players will be frustrated and eager to win.
Hoffenheim (10-11-6) took an early lead on the road against Paderborn but were unable to preserve it, despite playing much better. That 1-1 draw came after a bad 3-0 home loss against Hertha Berlin last week, as they are now win-less in their last eight matches in all competitions. They are sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 36 points, two ahead of their upcoming opponents. Hoffenheim have been hit-or-miss at home so far (5-8-1), losing four of their last five.
Koln were taken by surprise by their opponents at home on Sunday, but they did manage to score a couple of goals, including a late one, to take a 2-2 draw at home. That was their second consecutive draw at home with the same score, as they are now without a win in their last three. As a result, they are now at the 10th spot of the league table with 34 points, ten points ahead of the relegation zone. They have not been very strong on the road so far (4-8-1) but have won three of their last five.
Hoffenheim won by 2-1 on the road in the first round, and have pretty much dominated this match-up in the last five years (4-0-4). However, matches in this venue have been pretty balanced over the years (4-4-3), but I don’t see a draw here. Both teams are under pressure and I don’t think that we will see a very close match, so I am taking the Over 3 Goals.