Cologne – Stuttgart bet
After five matchdays, 1. FC Köln is in a crisis. Steffen Baumgart’s team has collected just one point and is in the bottom of the table. Most recently, the club suffered a defeat at Werder Bremen.
Points are urgently needed on the sixth matchday. But with VfB Stuttgart, an opponent in top form awaits, who is currently even in a Champions League place. In my Cologne VfB Stuttgart betting tip, I reveal which bet is the best for this match.
In Bremen, 1. FC Köln had laid the foundation for their first three-goal win in the traditional Bundesliga duel with the opening goal. However, in the third of five matches, the “Effzeh” failed to take the lead.
The Geißböcke were already ahead against Wolfsburg (1:3) and against Frankfurt (1:1), but were unable to follow up and conceded expensive goals in terms of points.
The bettors’ forecast
Despite the fact that Cologne have only one point on their account, the betting providers definitely trust the Rhinelanders to score points against Stuttgart. DAZN Bet offers a 1.57 for the “Double Chance 1X”.
A home win is at 2.84, a win for the visitors at 2.38. If you bet on a draw, you get 3.60 odds for your betting slip.
Given Stuttgart’s strong performance recently, a bet on the away win is definitely a hot tip.
Analysis: Cologne vs VfB Stuttgart
The club that had to play out a relegation against HSV last year has won four of its five matches. 17 goals give them the second-best league tally after Bayern.
In absolute top form is Serhou Guirassy, who has already scored ten goals, leads the goalscoring charts and has already scored more goals than in all 45 competitive matches of his time in Cologne.
Therefore, no one should be surprised that his odds for at least one goal on Saturday are below the 2.00 threshold, yet 1.98 is still in a playable range.
Brighton loanee Deniz Undav is rated a 2.72 by Betano. Those looking at higher odds will find a 5.40 for the Guirassy brace, while sportsbook fans will get a 22.0 for the hat-trick.
The brace odds definitely have value due to the high level of form. He scored twice in four of his five Bundesliga matches. Only against RB Leipzig was it not enough in the 1:5 defeat.
For the neutral spectator, watching VfB has been worthwhile every time this season. All games have offered more than 3.5 goals, 4.8 goals on average!
Numbers that bring a sparkle to the eyes of over-goal bettors. And the goal odds for the match in Cologne are in an attractive range. DAZN Bet is offering 1.69 for over 2.5 goals.
A 2.67 is waiting for at least four goals, which, as already mentioned, has been the case in all of Stuttgart’s storm battles so far. If you want to build a double out of several odds, you can also do well with 1.21 for more than 1.5 goals.
The high odds are due to the rather lukewarm games of the hosts. On average, just 2.6 goals were scored in a 1. FC Köln match. Most recently, both teams scored four times in a row, the corresponding odds: 1.59.
Only in the opener at BVB did Cologne’s attack fail to score, and with only four goals in total, it shares the weakest Bundesliga attack with Bochum and Mainz.
Cologne failures on the offensive
However, the last matches were more respectable. In both the 1:3 against Hoffenheim and the 1:2 against Werder, the teams played themselves 31 completions. One of Cologne’s problems is to keep up the quality over 90 minutes.
They dominated Bremen in the early stages, but let the match completely slip out of their hands from the second third of the game onwards and were only able to make their own mark again from the 1:2 deficit.
Injuries complicate the situation in the forward play. In addition to Jan Thielmann, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz, Eric Martel and Noah Katterbach are currently out of action.
Köln last goalless against Stuttgart
Sebastian Hoeneß finds a much more pleasant situation with his Stuttgart boys. Nikolas Nartey and Laurin Ulrich are the only professionals not involved on Saturday.
Last season, there was a tired 0:0 in Cologne. The VfB performed much better in their home match, dispatching Baumgart’s team 3:0. They were the only two matches in which Stuttgart remained without conceding a goal.
Will Cologne’s offensive strike at home this time? Top scorer in 2023 is Selke, who is on seven goals, last scored against ex-club Bremen, his goal rate on Saturday is 3.30.
What kind of match can we expect in the first duel of this season? The situation in the table speaks for a lucrative match. Cologne urgently need three points, while Stuttgart will be coming out with a broad chest.
I expect a match full of chances, in which there should be a few goals. Betano has 1.65 odds on offer for the goal in both halves, strong odds.
Stuttgart, by the way, have set a club record with 17 goals after five matchdays. It is also the best start to the season since 1996/1997, when VfB had one point more on their account.
For the Bundesliga match on Saturday between Cologne and Stuttgart, the betting providers are offering numerous top odds, which I have decided on, I will now reveal in my conclusion.
My Cologne Stuttgart tip:
Even though the last three encounters between Cologne and Stuttgart at the Rheinenergiestadion were quite unspectacular, I expect a quite turbulent match on Saturday.
Cologne urgently need points and have to be brave. The hosts, however, face a Stuttgart offence that has scored four times the amount of goals. I expect a few goals in this duel.
My Cologne VfB Stuttgart tip: Goal(s) in both halves