1. FC Cologne vs. Hoffenheim 1899 – betting prediction, odds for the Bundesliga (30/10/2022, 19:30 CET)

Köln vs. Hoffenheim
Köln vs. Hoffenheim

On Sunday, 1. FC Cologne will face Hoffenheim 1899. Kick-off at the Rhein-Energie-Stadion is at 19:30. We have analysed the match, the teams and the odds and have a betting tip for you

What speaks in favour of 1. FC Cologne?

  • Two home wins in the Bundesliga recently
  • Chance for players from the second row

What speaks for 1899 Hoffenheim?

  • Outstanding record of 8 wins in a row against Cologne
  • Rested, only a few games in the bones
  • In good form

Our betting prediction:

  • Bet: Hoffenheim -1 Asian Handicap
  • Bookie:  Bet365
  • Odds: 3.10

Team-News 1. FC Cologne

On Friday at 13:00 the 1. FC Cologne played their Conference Cup match against Slovacko. With the lucky 1-0 win, the club has kept all chances to enter the next round of the European Cup – provided they win the match against OGC Nice next Thursday

The match against Slovacko was originally scheduled for Thursday evening, but heavy fog delayed kick-off and eventually led to the complete cancellation of Thursday’s game. A replacement date was quickly found in the form of Friday, but this throws the Cologne team’s plans into disarray. After all, the tired team has to play again a full 50 hours after the final whistle in Slovakia. And that against a rested and highly ambitious team from Sinsheim, of all places

Coach Baumgart will not be able to avoid using players from the second row. There will be many changes. Cologne will not want to give the game completely out of its hands. But there is not much in Cologne’s favour. Cologne’s injured list is also long. The absence of captain Jonas Hector is particularly painful. Kilian is red-shirted, and Ljubicic has a knee injury. Three pillars of the team are already missing

Team-News Hoffenheim

Andre Breitenreiter’s team is in excellent form and was only stopped by Bayern Munich recently. Hoffenheim has only played 5 games so far in October and, with the exception of the DFB-Pokal match against Schalke, has always had a week’s break. Hoffenheim is aware of the difficult situation for Cologne with only a short break – but multi-billionaire Hopp’s team will not give anyone presents
For Hoffenheim, record goalscorer Andre Kramaric will return to the team to replace the injured Dabbur. Otherwise, 1899 does not have many absentees to report


It’s safe to say that Cologne is Hoffenheim’s favourite opponent – or, conversely, that Cologne fear no other team as much as 1899. Hoffenheim have won 9 of their last 10 games, including 8 in a row. The goal difference of these 10 games? 31:5, so on average 3.1:0.5

Our betting prediction for 1. FC Cologne vs. 1899 Hoffenheim

There are five points that clearly speak against Cologne in this match. First of all, the short break between Friday and Sunday’s game. Then the fact that they will spare players. In addition, they have a long injured list and an extremely important European Cup match ahead of them, which will decide who goes through to the next round and thus important revenue. They also have a disastrous record against Hoffenheim
And the form of the last few weeks and Hoffenheim’s self-confident appearances lately also clearly speak in favour of Hoffenheim. Therefore, we bet on an away win for Hoffenheim and also dare to choose the Asian Handicap -1 to get higher odds of 3.1

Our betting tip: 1899 Hoffenheim -1 AH @3.1

Schalke 04 home win @4.00
Borussia M’Gladbach DNB @2.675

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By Max Stargard

Even as a child, I started typing the results of the Bundesliga with my friends at school. The stakes were modest back then: The lunch, a few marbles or maybe a milk slice. Then, at the age of 9, I played the penalty bet once - and immediately got 10 right. The previous week I had won 500 DM and in my childish imagination I was already imagining how many football pictures I could buy at the kiosk on the corner. Unfortunately, it was one of those match days when everything turned out as expected and I only won DM 8.10. Nevertheless, I followed the game with great interest. Nevertheless, the passion to correctly predict the outcome of sporting events haunted me for the rest of my life. I would have loved to own the sports almanac that Marty McFly bought in Back to the Future II. Much later, when I was already working as a journalist for newspapers and as a writer for television, I came across an international betting forum with over 100,000 members - and found out that a lot of people there were giving their tips on German football, but nobody seemed to have a real clue, so I wrote a few English-language preliminary reports with a few tips - and was right about everything. After that, an avalanche started. I got offers from bookmakers, sports papers and even betting syndicates to work for them - and I accepted a few of them too, experiencing the ups & downs of sports betting and travelling halfway around the world in the years that followed. There I met Chinese multimillionaires betting five to six figures, amateur players in Serbia or Turkey supporting their families with small stakes, South Africans gambling away half their fortune, Brazilians who could only leave their favelha and become rich by making the right tips. At one point my life was similar to Matthew McCaughaney's in the film Two For The Money - and far too much stress. I subsequently moved to another continent and ran an English-language football epaper about the Bundesliga from there. After the birth of my son, I devoted myself for many years only to artistic projects in the field of photography and literature. However, I am happy to share my knowledge and passion with the readers of bettingtipsafrica.