Heidenheim vs Cologne prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/05/2024

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Cologne vs Heidenheim prediction
Cologne need a result at Heidenheim to have a chance at staying up – Photo by Icon Sport

Relegation-threatened Cologne face a day of reckoning when they visit Heidenheim at the Voith-Arena on the final day of the Bundesliga campaign on Saturday, 18 May. Check out our Bundesliga betting tips for the fixture below.

Heidenheim vs Cologne prediction: Can visitors nab a dramatic win?

Heidenheim vs Cologne predictions
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Heidenheim 1-1 Colgone

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Over 2.5 cards

Key Stats

  • Heidenheim have dropped points in ten of their last 12 Bundesliga fixtures.
  • Seven of Heidenheim’s last eight league games featured goals from both teams.
  • Heidenheim and Cologne drew 1-1 when they last met in January.
  • Four cards were brandished when these teams last locked horns four months ago.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies favour visitors

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Cologne must win and hope that Union Berlin lost against Freiburg to avoid automatic relegation on the final day of the campaign and while the visitors have been priced as 23/20 favourites to grab the points they need, our top football predictions think they might find it tough to prevail.

Heidenheim have lost only once in eight games and while there have been too many draws (five) during the sequence, they have shown time and time again how difficult they are to beat. The bookies have given them just a 41.7% chance of winning their last game on Saturday, though another stalemate could be in the works.

Last five H2Hs: Previous meetings few and far between

Germany Bundesliga I 13/01/24

Cologne

Cologne

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Heidenheim

Heidenheim

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Germany Bundesliga II 07/04/19

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

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Cologne

Cologne

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Germany Bundesliga II 27/10/18

Cologne

Cologne

1
Heidenheim

Heidenheim

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Heidenheim and Cologne shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw when they last met back in January, and that encounter was the first tussle between the clubs since their face off in the second tier back in 2019.

Heidenheim preview: Hosts could be unchanged

Marnon Busch, Thomas Keller and Elidon Qenaj are all out of action for Heidenheim ahead of the weekend. The hosts could still finish as low as 12th spot if things go against them on the campaign's final day.

Predicted lineup: Muller – Traore, Mainka, Gimber, Fohrenbach – Schoppner, Dinkci, Sessa, Beste – Pieringer

Club Friendly List 13/07/24

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Sportfreunde Schwabisch Hall

Sportfreunde Schwabisch Hall

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Heidenheim

Heidenheim

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Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

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Cologne

Cologne

1

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

4

Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

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SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

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Heidenheim

Heidenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 05/05/24

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Mainz

Mainz

1

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 28/04/24

W

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

1

Cologne preview: Visitors missing several players

Max Finkgrafe, Luca Waldscmidt, Davie Selke, Luca Kilian and Florian Dietz are out of action for Cologne while Benno Schmitz, Denis Huseinbasic and Justin Diehl are all suspended.

Predicted lineup: Schwabe – Heintz, Hubers, Chabot, Paqarada – Ljubicic, Martel, Alidou, Maina, Kainz – Adamyan

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

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Kickers Offenbach

Kickers Offenbach

1

Cologne

Cologne

3

Europe Friendlies 05/07/24

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Sportfreunde Siegen

Sportfreunde Siegen

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Cologne

Cologne

6

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

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Heidenheim

Heidenheim

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Cologne

Cologne

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Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

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Union Berlin

Union Berlin

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Cologne

Cologne

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Germany Bundesliga I 04/05/24

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SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

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Cologne

Cologne

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Heidenheim vs Cologne prediction
Super sub Downs was Colgone's mach-winner last week – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Damion Downs

19-year-old Cologne up-and-comer Damion Downs delivered a monumental moment for Cologne last weekend when he came off the bench to net an injury-time winner in a 3-2 triumph over Union Berlin.

Could Downs make another impact?

Downs has yet to start a game in the Bundesliga for Cologne though the teenager has scored twice as a substitute and his dramatic strike to win last weekend’s tussle with Union Berlin was the biggest moment of his career so far. Cologne might need another major Downs impact off the bench against Heidenheim on Saturday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.