FC Cologne clashes with Hertha Berlin in what promises to be a very entertaining Bundesliga game on Friday. FC Cologne is coming off a 2-1 road win against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday while Hertha Berlin beat VfB Stuttgart 2-1 at home on Saturday.
FC Cologne is in 11th place in the Bundesliga standings with 38 points in 31 games while Hertha Berlin is in 18th place with 25 points in 31 games.
The player to watch in this game is Ellyes Skhiri, who has six goals and one assist in 29 Bundesliga games this season. AccuScore gives Ellyes Skhiri a 28.36 percent chance to score against Hertha Berlin. He has 50 SCA and 4 GCA in 29 Bundesliga games this season.
FBRef defines SCA as “the two offensive actions leading directly to a shot, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” GCA is “the two offensive actions leading directly to a goal, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• FC Cologne 1.82
• Hertha Berlin 4.20
• Draw 3.80
• FC Cologne -0.5 (1.81)
• Hertha Berlin +0.5 (2.01)
• Over 2.5, 3 (1.99)
• Under 2.5, 3 (1.83)
Key Points to Consider
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Bundesliga action on November 12 and Hertha Berlin won 2-0.
For FC Cologne, Ellyes Skhiri has a 28.36 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 0.87 shots overall per sim, 0.43 shots on goal per and 0.33 goals per sim.
For Hertha Berlin, Dodi Lukebakio has a 25.36 percent chance to score. He averages 0.99 shots overall per sim, 0.53 shots on goal per and 0.29 goals per sim.
FC Cologne 1.82
Three-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on FC Cologne in this one. Average score in simulations is FC Cologne 1.66 to Hertha Berlin 0.98.
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