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Wolfsburg vs Cologne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

German Bundesliga | Volkswagen Arena | 17th August
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Wolfsburg vs Cologne predictions for the 19/20 Bundesliga opening weekend. Wolfsburg kick off their season hosting newcomers Cologne at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. Read on for our free betting tips and match preview.

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Wolfsburg to Win @ 23/20

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Wolfsburg 3-1 @ 15/1

Reason For Wolfsburg vs Cologne Betting Tips

Wolfsburg finished last term in good form and with a massive 8-1 win over Augsburg. Under new coach Oliver Glasner, they recently claimed an impressive 8-1 pre-season victory over French Ligue 1 side Nice. A sign of good things to come?

Glasner will be banking on star striker Wout Weghorst to make this happen – he scored 17 Bundesliga goals in his maiden year in Germany. New signings Xaver Schlager and Joao Victor and on-loan Man City forward Lukas Nmecha will be supporting him in that role.

Cologne are another side with a new manager. Achim Beierlorzer, who managed RB Leipzig as interim manager back in 2015 and Jahn Regensburg more recently, is the man tasked with ensuring their survival. Facing top six finishers Wolfsburg is not the ideal opening fixture.

Fortunately for him, his midfield and defence has been boosted by summer reinforcements, but it may be their forwards which will concern Wolfsburg the most. Cologne boast three proven Bundesliga goalscorers in Simon Terodde, Anthony Modeste and Jhon Cordoba.

Despite this, we feel backing the hosts to get the win looks reasonable. Wolfsburg haven’t seen too many changes at their camp over the summer and they ended last season with wins in four of their last five at the Volkswagen Arena. Notably, three of these wins came against promoted sides from the prior two seasons, which shows the Wolves know how to make the most of their favourable fixtures.

That’s not to say that we won’t see Cologne get on the score-sheet. As mentioned before, they have some good forwards and Wolfsburg did concede in all of their last eleven games of the 18/19 campaign – both teams scored in 65% of Wolfsburg’s home games overall last season too. However, our concerns about Cologne’s defense are greater after their showing last weekend in the DFB Pokal.

Cologne’s track record in Wolfsburg is also very poor. Cologne have taken just one win away from the Volkswagen Arena since 2001 (W1 D4 L8), and the Wolves have averaged two goals per game scored against them in the Bundesliga too. So with Wolfsburg scoring with ease in pre-season, we like them to win this comfortably. Our prediction: 3-1 Wolfsburg.

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Published: August 15, 2019

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12.05.18 VfL Wolfsburg VfL Wolfsburg badge 4-1 1. FC Köln badge 1. FC Köln
16.12.17 1. FC Köln 1. FC Köln badge 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg badge VfL Wolfsburg
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31.01.16 VfL Wolfsburg VfL Wolfsburg badge 1-1 1. FC Köln badge 1. FC Köln
22.08.15 1. FC Köln 1. FC Köln badge 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg badge VfL Wolfsburg
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20.12.14 VfL Wolfsburg VfL Wolfsburg badge 2-1 1. FC Köln badge 1. FC Köln
21.01.12 VfL Wolfsburg VfL Wolfsburg badge 1-0 1. FC Köln badge 1. FC Köln
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  • This is the 26th Bundesliga meeting between Wolfsburg and Köln – the Wolves lead the head-to-head record with 12 wins (D9, L5). VfL have lost just once in 13 home games against Köln (W8, D4) losing 3-2 in January 2010.
  • Wolfsburg avoided relegation after defeating Köln 4-1 at home on matchday 34 in 2017/18, while Köln were relegated; that is Köln’s only defeat in their last seven matches against Wolfsburg (W2, D4).
  • Wolfsburg face Köln on opening day for the third time: in 2008 they won 2-1 at home and in 2011 they won 3-0 away. On the only previous occasion the Wolves opened the season at home to Köln, they were crowned champions in 2008/09.
  • Compared to the previous season, no other Bundesliga team improved as much as Wolfsburg did in 2018/19, moving from 16th place in 2017/18 to 6th place, thus qualifying for the Europa League.
  • Bruno Labbadia’s successor as head coach of VfL Wolfsburg is Austrian Oliver Glasner, who took LASK Linz from the second division to Champions League qualification between 2015 and 2019.
  • Wolfsburg are undefeated at home in their last seven matches (W5 D2), last enjoying a longer undefeated streak between September to December 2017 (W2, D6).
  • Köln were promoted into the Bundesliga for the sixth time in their history in 2018/19. After winning their fourth Bundesliga 2 title, Köln equalled a league record previously held only by SC Freiburg (also four titles).
  • Köln have won just one of their last seven Bundesliga opening day matches as the visiting side (D1 L5), winning 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart in 2015/16.
  • Achim Beierlorzer is the new head coach of 1. FC Köln. Previously, Ralph Hasenhüttl was the most recent head coach to join a newly-promoted team at the start of the season, after taking over from Ralf Rangnick and assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer at Leipzig in 2016/17.
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Wolfsburg vs Cologne predictions for the 19/20 Bundesliga opening weekend. Wolfsburg kick off their season hosting newcomers Cologne at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. Read on for our free betting tips and match preview.

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Wolfsburg to Win @ 23/20

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Wolfsburg 3-1 @ 15/1

Reason For Wolfsburg vs Cologne Betting Tips

Wolfsburg finished last term in good form and with a massive 8-1 win over Augsburg. Under new coach Oliver Glasner, they recently claimed an impressive 8-1 pre-season victory over French Ligue 1 side Nice. A sign of good things to come?

Glasner will be banking on star striker Wout Weghorst to make this happen – he scored 17 Bundesliga goals in his maiden year in Germany. New signings Xaver Schlager and Joao Victor and on-loan Man City forward Lukas Nmecha will be supporting him in that role.

Cologne are another side with a new manager. Achim Beierlorzer, who managed RB Leipzig as interim manager back in 2015 and Jahn Regensburg more recently, is the man tasked with ensuring their survival. Facing top six finishers Wolfsburg is not the ideal opening fixture.

Fortunately for him, his midfield and defence has been boosted by summer reinforcements, but it may be their forwards which will concern Wolfsburg the most. Cologne boast three proven Bundesliga goalscorers in Simon Terodde, Anthony Modeste and Jhon Cordoba.

Despite this, we feel backing the hosts to get the win looks reasonable. Wolfsburg haven’t seen too many changes at their camp over the summer and they ended last season with wins in four of their last five at the Volkswagen Arena. Notably, three of these wins came against promoted sides from the prior two seasons, which shows the Wolves know how to make the most of their favourable fixtures.

That’s not to say that we won’t see Cologne get on the score-sheet. As mentioned before, they have some good forwards and Wolfsburg did concede in all of their last eleven games of the 18/19 campaign – both teams scored in 65% of Wolfsburg’s home games overall last season too. However, our concerns about Cologne’s defense are greater after their showing last weekend in the DFB Pokal.

Cologne’s track record in Wolfsburg is also very poor. Cologne have taken just one win away from the Volkswagen Arena since 2001 (W1 D4 L8), and the Wolves have averaged two goals per game scored against them in the Bundesliga too. So with Wolfsburg scoring with ease in pre-season, we like them to win this comfortably. Our prediction: 3-1 Wolfsburg.

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