#TSGKOE: gladly-received guests from the carnival city

TSG Hoffenheim will host 1. FC Köln on Sunday (17:30 CET/liveticker on While carnival is in full swing in the cathedral city, coach Timo Schultz's team are fighting for important points in the relegation battle in the Kraichgau. However, the statistics speak in favour of the hosts. Below is an overview of some of the most interesting facts about the game.

Did you know that…

…TSG are going up against one of their favourite opponents?

TSG Hoffenheim have only lost one of their last 15 Bundesliga encounters with Köln (ten wins, four draws). The only team Hoffenheim have beaten more times than Köln (13 wins) is FC Augsburg (14 wins).

…there's a high chance of lots of goals in this game?

Hoffenheim have scored in each of their last 14 Bundesliga matches against Köln - TSG have scored a total of 54 goals against FC in the Bundesliga, more than against any other team. Köln have conceded more goals per game on average against Hoffenheim (2.2) than against any other opponent in the top flight.

…Köln have struggled away from home this season?

1. FC Köln have won just one of their ten away matches this season (1-0 at Darmstadt). They have only managed five goals in these ten games, placing them bottom in the league in this metric.

…lots of TSG players have previously scored against the FC?

A total of ten players from the current TSG squad have scored against 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga. The top scorer against the Rhinelanders is Andrej Kramarić, who has scored six goals against FC.

…Grillitsch scored the goal of the year in the reverse fixture?

Florian Grillitsch's wonder-goal from inside his own half in TSG's 3-1 win in the reverse fixture was voted the best goal of 2023 on After the goal, the Austrian said: "You normally only score a goal like that once in your life. If that happens again, I'll do a backflip." TSG fans would be delighted to see a carnival performance on Sunday.

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