Hamburg has been dealt a tough away fixture to the Rhine Energie Stadion. Cologne will be in a sour mood after being thrashed 0-4 by Bayern Munich and will be looking to take their frustrations out on their rivals in the DFB Pokal.
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Cologne to Win
After suffering a paltry two defeats in their last nine outings, Bayer Munich's visit evened out Cologne's results to four wins, three draws and losses. At home they have been spectacular form given their standards, winning five times. It is this statistic that will trouble Hamburg, who have only earned two victories in their last ten away trips. The Billy Goats should add to their Christoph Dabrowski's woes as they look to progress.
Total Goals – Over 2.5
After struggling to get over the line last season, Cologne has taken large strides. Steffen Baumgart will be pleased with his charges but cannot be faulted to be wary of Hamburg. The visitors average 1.7 goals per match in their last ten outings, 0.2 better than their rivals. With the Billy Goats conceding 1.6 goals in this period, we should have a high scoring affair on our hands as these two fight for DFB Pokal honours.
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Cologne Predicted Lineup
Its been a good season for Cologne as they look to regain lost reputation following their relegation play-off success. Their Bundesliga continuity is not under threat and they will have silverware success in their mind under Steffen Baumgart's tutelage. The Billy Goats will be aware of the threat Hamburg possess but in the comfort of Rhine Energie Stadion will be confident about their chances in the DFB Pokal.
Predicted XI: Marvin Schwabe (GK); Jonas Hector, Luca Kilian, Timo Hubers, Benno Schmitz; Salih Ozcan, Dejan Ljubicic; Ondrej Duda, Florian Kainz, Mark Uth; Anthony Modeste
Hamburg Predicted Lineup
Hamburger SV came close to a Bundesliga return last season and the target on their minds remains the same this season. Tim Walter's men are fifth on the points table having the best defensive record in the 2. Bundesliga top half. They will not allow the situation get the better of them with a positive record on the road and will feel confident with their scoring chances. Their hopes will be on Robert Glatzel, who has scored 11 goals in 21 outings for the Dinosaurs.
Predicted XI: Daniel Fernandes; Tim Leibold, Sebastian Schonlau, Jonas David, Jan Gyamerah; Moritz Heyer, Jonas Meffert, Ludovit Reis; Sonny Kittel, Bakery Jatta, Robert Glatzel
Questions About Cologne vs Hamburg
Where is the game being televised? Cytavision Sports and Voyo.
Who is the player to watch out for? Anthony Modeste (Cologne).
What’s the kick-off time? The game will start at 18:30 on 18/01/2022.