FC Cologne vs Hamburger SV (Bundesliga Prediction, August 23rd)

Bundesliga welcomes back FC Cologne after a two years absence from the top tier of the German football and pits them against Hamburger SV in their opening match. The bookmakers give FC Köln the edge over Hamburg, with Ladbrokes offering 2.25 for an outright win for the hosts while Hamburg are given 3.10 with the same bookie.

FC Cologne or Köln if you like it best were the champions of the second Bundesliga, had a six points advantage over the next placed team and their main goalscorers Patrick Helmes and Anthony Ujah netted 23 out of Köln’s total at the end of the season. They also made signings meant to strengthen their already solid defense that should keep them in the Bundesliga for the upcoming season. Injury wise they only have Helmes missing out, but Stöger should be able to find a replacement until he gets back.
Hamburg had a bad last season in Bundesliga, were on the verge of being relegated, and a great deal of luck against Greuther Fürth allowed them to continue with the big names. Their pre-season friendlies showed a much stable performance from Hamburg as they managed to win seven out of their nine matches, but Lazio and Guangzhou Evergrande prevented them from boating with a no-conceding record. They lost one of their best players, but transferred a midfielder from Napoli and one from Mainz, a thing which did not work in their favor as they struggled in the DFB Pokal against Ennergie Cottbus who is in the third league.

Köln have a positive record of winning against Hamburg, and with their stadium already sold out they will be wired up to win. Ladbrokes gives both teams to score 1.61, Köln to score in both halves is at 3.00, Hamburg at 3.80, and the coupled market of both teams to score and Cologne to win at 4.00, which is what we are going to bet on 5 units.

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