Resurgent Hertha Berlin Seeks All Three Points Against KolnPublished February 26, 2016 by Florin P
Champions League hopefuls travel to Koln set to defy tradition (7:30 p.m UK Time).
Bayern Munich is once again dominating the Bundesliga, but the top teams are still competing for a Champions League berth. Previously threatened by relegation, Hertha Berlin is now back in the mix and a victory over Koln would help them consolidate their position. The hosts have lower expectations and would gladly settle for a point after recording more draws than any other German team.
High Goals Production on Both Sides
Koln has a reputation for being a stringy team, with a strong backline and relying on counterattacks to score both at home and on the road. Recently they managed to score plenty of goals and hope to keep their winning streak alive against Hertha. Modeste is once again their best bet to succeed, as the French player has scored a combined 10 goals this season.
Defensively they have got some holes to fill, as opponents frequently found their way to the net, so the backline will be made of four players. Recent results were mediocre to say the least, but overall Koln has an outstanding track record in head to head games against the team from Berlin.
Salomon Kalou Brings Hertha to Life
The veteran striker has achieved remarkable things since joining the German team and has the merit of scoring plenty of goals in all competitions. He is well capable of scoring against Koln even though his team played on the road and Kalou still has the stamina to last for the entire 90 minutes if needed.
Prior to losing against Stuttgart on the road, Hertha was undefeated in five consecutive games and lost just once in 12 fixtures, while scoring a bucketful of goals. Under these circumstances, it is worth taking odds of 9/10 on a double chance wager as bet365 Sports will pay if Hertha wins or draws on the road.