This Friday evening, the RheinEnergieStadion will witness a battle between Köln and Hertha BSC, two teams that are in different positions in the Bundesliga standings. Here’s a preview, interesting facts, h2h, and how to watch live streaming.
Köln, who have ensured their stay in the top flight after their 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen last week, want to take advantage of the remainder of this season to prepare for next season. Meanwhile, Hertha BSC, which just ended a streak of eight games without a win with a 2-1 win over Stuttgart, is still struggling to avoid relegation.
Köln are in 11th place with 38 points, having scored 42 goals and conceded 49. Despite not having a clear goal at the end of this season, as the ten-point gap with the top six places makes it difficult for them to compete in the European zone, Köln still wants to show their best performance in front of their own fans.
However, Köln’s poor record at home is a challenge in itself for Steffen Baumgart’s side. Köln has not had a winning streak in the Bundesliga this season, and is on a trend of five home games without a win since February 25 against Wolfsburg. Köln also failed to score in those four games.
On the other hand, Hertha BSC are at the bottom of the standings with 25 points, five points from safety with three matches remaining. They will have to try hard to change history, as only one team bottom at this stage can avoid relegation this century (Stuttgart 2014/15).
For that, they have to stop their bad trend away from home, which has been one of the main reasons for their difficulties this season. Hertha have won just one of their 15 away league games, and are on a trend of 12 away games without a win. The last time they won on the road was September 2022 against Augsburg.
The last encounter between the two clubs ended in a 2-0 win for Hertha BSC at Berlin’s Olympiastadion in November. Wilfried Kanga opened Hertha’s lead in the ninth minute and Marco Richter added a second in the 84th.
However, Köln have had the better record in their previous six meetings, and will probably be motivated by the fact that their striker Davie Selke is a former Hertha BSC player. Selke scored both goals in Köln’s win over Leverkusen last week, and has already scored four goals in six H2H appearances against his former club.
Köln and Hertha BSC have several players to watch in this game. On the Köln front line, Florian Kainz and Ellyes Skhiri were the team’s top scorers with six goals, followed by Selke with five. At the Köln back line, Jorge Meré and Sebastiaan Bornauw are tough defenders who can block opponent attacks. On the other hand, Hertha BSC relies on Dodi Lukébakio as their most fertile player with 11 goals. Apart from that, Hertha BSC also has quality players such as Matheus Cunha, Jhon Córdoba and Lucas Tousart.
Live Stream & How To Watch
To watch the FC Köln vs Hertha Berlin match which is broadcast live streaming, you can visit the official website available below.
|Match||FC Köln vs. Hertha Berlin|
|Match day||Matchday 32|
|Venue||RheinEnergieStadion Stadium, Köln|
|Date||Friday, May 12, 2023|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
FC Cologne won 27 times out of 65 meetings, while Hertha Berlin only won 25 times. The rest ended in a draw 13 times.
FC Cologne scored 105 goals and conceded 89 goals, while Hertha Berlin scored 89 goals and conceded 105 goals. On average, FC Cologne scores 1.62 goals per game and concedes 1.37 goals per game, while Hertha Berlin scores 1.37 goals per game and concedes 1.62 goals per game.
FC Cologne is superior at home than away. From 31 home games, FC Cologne won 18, drew three and lost 10. Out of 34 away matches, FC Cologne won nine, drew ten and lost 15.
Hertha Berlin is weaker away than at home. From 34 home matches, Hertha Berlin won 15, drew ten and lost nine. Out of 31 away matches, Hertha Berlin won ten, drew three and lost 18.
|FC Köln (4-2-3-1)||Hertha Berlin (4-4-2)|
5 H2H Latest FC Köln – Hertha Berlin
- November 12, 2022 – Hertha Berlin [2 – 0] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
- January 09, 2022 – Hertha Berlin [1 – 3] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
- August 15, 2021 – FC Cologne [3 – 1] Hertha Berlin (Bundesliga)
- May 15, 2021 – Hertha Berlin [0 – 0] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
- January 16, 2021 – FC Cologne [0 – 0] Hertha Berlin (Bundesliga)
FC Köln – Last 5 Match Results
- April 08, 2023 – Augsburg [1 – 3] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
- April 15, 2023 – FC Cologne [1 – 1] Mainz (Bundesliga)
- April 22, 2023 – Hoffenheim [1 – 3] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
- April 29, 2023 – FC Cologne [0 – 1] Freiburg (Bundesliga)
- May 06, 2023 – Bayer Leverkusen [1 – 2] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
Hertha Berlin – Last 5 Match Results
- April 08, 2023 – Hertha Berlin [0 – 1] RB Leipzig (Bundesliga)
- April 15, 2023 – Schalke 04 [5 – 2] Hertha Berlin (Bundesliga)
- April 22, 2023 – Hertha Berlin [2 – 4] Werder Bremen (Bundesliga)
- April 30, 2023 – Bayern Munich [2 – 0] Hertha Berlin (Bundesliga)
- May 06, 2023 – Hertha Berlin [2 – 1] Stuttgart (Bundesliga)