Did you know that …
… TSG have not lost against Cologne for eight Bundesliga matches?
If the Hoffenheim fans look back at games against 1. FC Cologne, they will mainly think about several good moments: TSG have won the past four matches, including the 6-0 victory in March 2018 – the highest Bundesliga victory in TSG history. In total, Hoffenheim are unbeaten against the team from Cologne in eight league games (five wins and three draws).
… both teams are dangerous from corners?
Both teams scored nine goals from corners last season – enough to share second place in the Bundesliga. Only Frankfurt (12 goals) scored more.
… Cologne have been waiting ten games for a win?
Since the restart of the Bundesliga in May, 1. FC Cologne have not won a top-flight match. Of the games without spectators, the side from Cologne have lost five and drawn five.
… we will be reunited with some old friends?
Markus Gisdol was the head coach of TSG Hoffenheim from April 2013 to October 2015. He helped save TSG from relegation in 2013, managing to stay in the top division when many thought it impossible. In addition, Anthony Modeste, a former TSG first team player, now plays for Cologne, but he will miss the game on Saturday.