Cologne vs Hertha Berlin Predictions

Cologne vs Hertha Berlin predictions for Friday’s Bundesliga clash at RheinEnergieStadion. Will Cologne follow up their win over Bayer Leverkusen when they host rock-bottom Hertha? Easy win for the Billy Goats? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Cologne vs Hertha Berlin Predictions

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An Intense Battle with Relegation on the Line for Hertha

Key Stats
– Cologne have failed to win their last five home games, while Hertha haven’t won an away league game since September.
– Fewer than three goals have been scored in Cologne’s last five home Bundesliga matches and in two of Hertha’s last three away league games.
– Cologne’s Davie Selke scored a brace in their win against Bayer Leverkusen, making him a key player to watch in this match.

Cologne, fresh off their thrilling win against Bayer Leverkusen, are aiming to continue their victorious streak as they face relegation-threatened Hertha Berlin on Matchday 32. Although Cologne have less at stake, having already secured their their top-flight status for another season, Hertha are in desperate need of a victory to escape the danger zone. With Cologne’s recent impressive performance and Hertha’s urgent need to win, this game promises to be an intense battle.


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Cologne’s Home Advantage and Key Players

Despite failing to win their previous five home games, Cologne are still considered the favorite in this match, thanks to their strong home record. Davie Selke, who scored a brace against Bayer Leverkusen, is one to watch on the home side. However, they will be without Mark Uth and Florian Dietz, who are still recovering from injuries, as well as suspended defender Benno Schmitz.

Hertha’s Must-Win Situation

Hertha Berlin managed a crucial 2-1 victory over Stuttgart but remains five points behind safety, making this match essential for their survival. The capital club has struggled to string together consecutive wins all season, but they have a chance to capitalise on Cologne’s inconsistent home form.

Cologne’s recent performance against Bayer Leverkusen showcases their ability to shine in high-stakes games. Their thrilling victory highlighted the team’s offensive potential, and this momentum will play a significant role in securing a comfortable win against a struggling Hertha Berlin.

Cologne’s Balanced Attack to Overcome Hertha’s Defense

A key factor supporting a Cologne victory is their well-rounded attack. With Davie Selke’s recent brace and the support of other attacking players, Cologne have the firepower to exploit Hertha’s defensive vulnerabilities. Although Hertha have shown defensive improvements in recent weeks, they will face a tough challenge against a motivated Cologne side looking to capitalise on their momentum.

Moreover, with Hertha’s urgent need for points to avoid relegation, they are expected to take risks and press higher up the pitch, leaving themselves exposed at the back.

Cologne’s ability to exploit these spaces and counter-attack efficiently could result in early goals, giving them the advantage going into half-time. For this reason, backing Cologne to be leading at half time and win the game looks a great option at 21/10 with BetVictor.
A Post-Derby Hangover Could Open the Door for Hertha

When it comes to the correct score, my suggestion is to go for 3-1 in favor of Cologne. Even if I do expect the hosts to dominate this match, the post-derby hangover could offer Hertha an opportunity to score.

The physical and emotional toll of Cologne’s derby win against Bayer Leverkusen might impact their defensive focus, allowing Hertha to capitalise on a brief lapse in concentration. However, this momentary lapse will not be enough to deter Cologne from securing victory.

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Wolfgang Shotten
Author of betting articles for prominent German publications. Endures Hertha Berlin's ups and downs. Passionate Real Madrid supporter, is our Bundesliga expert. Has been covering the German's top-flight for more than 10 years with great success. Love football details. Based in Berlin, worked for BettingTips4You 5 years ago, and now the routes have met again!