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FC Cologne v Borussia Monchengladbach – Preview – 19 March 2010



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bundesliga_logoFC Cologne v Borussia Monchengladbach
German Bundesliga
Rhein Energie Stadion – Cologne, Germany
19 March 2010 – 19:30 GMT

Two teams in the middle of the Bundesliga table meet on Friday as FC Cologne hosts Borussia Monchengladbach.

FC Cologne v Borussia Monchengladbach Preview

Both sides are above the relegation zone but not by much. Cologne is in 13th place with 27 points and four points above the relegation zone. Monchengladbach is in 12th place with 30 points and seven points clear of the last three spots.

Cologne has been better on the road than at home as they have a 2-4-7 record at the Rhein Energie Stadion but 4-5-4 on the road. Monchengladbach are the opposite with a 6-3-4 at home but a 2-3-8 record in away matches. Both teams have conceded more than ten goals than they’ve scored in league play. Cologne has struggled defensively with 23 goals conceded and only 9 scored. Monchengladbach has a similar record on the road with 26 goals conceded in road matches.

The home side is on a tough streak, winless in seven league matches, but could move past Monchengladbach with a win on Friday. Monchengladbach has lost two in a row and with a win could move up to 11th place. Neither team is within reach of a spot in Europe for next season and still not enough points to guarantee they are safe from relegation.

Cologne’s leading goalscorer is Milivoje Novakovic with five goals in the Bundesliga and Monchengladbach is led by Roel Brouwers with six goals in league play. It should be a very even match between two sides that are evenly matched.

Last Five Matches in Competition
FC Cologne Borussia Monchengladbach
@Mainz 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg 0-4
Bayern Munich 1-1 @Borussia Dortmund 3-0
@Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 SC Freiburg 1-1
VfB Stuttgart 1-5 @TSG Hoffenheim 2-2
@Schalke 04 2-0 Nurnberg 2-1

FC Cologne v Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction

The match will end in a 1-1 draw.

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