#KOETSG: battle of the comeback kings

Another spectacular game against Cologne? On Sunday (15.30 CET, live updates on TSG Hoffenheim travel to play 1. FC Cologne. In the past, Hoffenheim fans and players have had a lot to celebrate in the clashes with Cologne. We have all the facts and figures you need to know ahead of #KOETSG below.

Did you know that …

… Cologne are one of Hoffenheim's favourite opponents?

TSG have now gone 11 Bundesliga matches unbeaten against the Geißböcke (eight wins, three draws), most recently winning seven games in a row. It is TSG's longest active streak against a Bundesliga side. To top it all off, Hoffenheim have celebrated their two biggest Bundesliga wins in the club's history against 1. FC Cologne (6-0 in 2017/18 and 5-0 in the first half of this season).

… both teams like to cross the ball?

TSG should be on their guard on Sunday primarily when it comes to the high number of crosses Cologne like to put into the box. On average, Cologne hit 18 crosses per game – the most in the Bundesliga. But that is also an avenue Sebastian Hoeness' team like to go down, firing in 16 crosses per game on average.

… the final 15 minutes will be particularly exciting?

Fans can look forward to entertaining closing stages on Sunday evening. Cologne and Hoffenheim have scored the highest percentage of their goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season (36% each). TSG have hit 17 goals after the 75th minute, while Cologne have scored an impressive 13 late goals.

… going into the lead might not mean much on Sunday?

Sunday will also be a clash of two comeback kings. Cologne have won 13 points from losing positions – the second most in the league after TSG, who have managed 21 points. So the team that take the lead on Sunday should not be feeling too comfortable.

… Andrej Kramarić particularly enjoys playing against Cologne?

The Croatian will be looking forward to the game on Sunday. In his last three matches against Cologne, Kramarić has been directly involved in seven goals (five goals and two assists). It is the highest active streak for a Bundesliga player in three matches against a single club.

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