Did you know that…
…TSG haven’t lost against Cologne for a long time?
Hoffenheim are unbeaten in 13 Bundesliga matches against 1. FC Cologne (nine wins and four draws); Cologne are currently only on a longer winless run against Bayern Munich (17 games).
…Hoffenheim are particularly prolific against Cologne?
TSG have scored 50 goals against 1. FC Cologne to date – more than they have managed against any other Bundesliga team. The Rhineland outfit have let in 2.2 goals per game against TSG on average – more than against any other top-flight side.
…FC have been struggling for good results recently?
1. FC Cologne might be unbeaten in three Bundesliga matches but they have won only one of their last eight games (3-1 in Augsburg). The only teams in the league to pick up fewer points than Cologne (six) in that period are Bremen and Hertha (five).
…Cologne have often shown spirit, however?
Despite falling behind “Effzeh” would not be defeated in their 1-1 draw against Mainz last time out; no team has taken as many points as FC from losing positions this season (13 points).
…both teams like to play crosses?
1. FC Cologne have played 459 crosses into the opposition box to date; no other team has delivered from the flanks more often. TSG have made the fifth-most crosses (343) and have the most successful delivery rate in the Bundesliga (27%). Cologne’s crosses, meanwhile, have only reached their target 17% of the time; only Hertha BSC have a worse record (15%).
…an ex-Hoffenheim player is on the verge of a milestone?
Marvin Schwäbe, who became a German A-Junior Champion with TSG in 2014, is about to make his 50th Bundesliga appearance – all for 1. FC Cologne.
You will find further interesting figures on our previous clashes with 1. FC Cologne here.