Hoffenheim picked up their biggest away victory of the last Bundesliga season against Cologne and a repeat will enable them to build on the solid start they have already made to the current campaign.
Ralf Rangnick’s team currently sit third in the Bundesliga and their start could have been even better had they not lost 2-1 at home to Bayern Munich in their last game when Daniel van Buyten scored an injury-time winner.
They are unbeaten in two away games so far this season and will relish the prospect of returning to Cologne after romping to a 4-0 success last November.
Hoffenheim are 5/4 to beat Cologne again to make it four wins from five away games and the chances of this will be significantly enhanced should they manage to score the first goal of the game.
They are 4/5 to score first, which is something they have done in four of their five Bundesliga games this season.
Vedad Ibisevic scored at Cologne last season and will be keen to add to the two goals he has already notched in the current campaign, while defender Isaac Vorsah has also chipped in with a few goals.
Goals should be expected as there has been at least two goals in all of the previous six meetings between the two, while four of these games have brought a minimum of four goals.
It is 1/1 that there are over 2.5 goals this season, while over 3.5 goals has betting odds of 12/5.
Cologne sit just one point off the bottom of the Bundesliga and are 11/5 to beat Hoffenheim for only the second time in five meetings.
Cologne’s only other win this season came at home to St Pauli. See the full Cologne vs Hoffenheim match betting market.