Koln hosts Schalke 04 at the RheinEnergieStadion in a game from the first round of the Bundesliga. That’s a perfect opportunity to stay with us and our best football tips for today.
Koln will try to do nothing more than what they did last season – survive. The head coach Steffen Baumgart and his boys did a good job, but it won’t be easier this time – the Billy Goats must be on their toes if they want to stay above the line.
On the market Koln didn’t have much money to spend. They signed some new players, but nobody really expensive. Mainz 05’s Luca Kilian and Hoffenheim’s Sargis Adamyan joined while Borussia Dortmund’s Steffen Tigges and RB Leipzig’s Eric Martel also signed contracts with Koln. At the same time the Turkish midfielder Salih Ozcan left the club and joined Dortmund.
The lack of enough finances has always been a problem for Koln. Now they must try to survive for another season without expensive signings. Team chemistry is going to be key here.
Schalke 04 returned quickly to the Bundesliga after their shocking relegation. The Royal Blues are a huge club and it was surprising to see them in the 2. Bundesliga. But they found a way to get promoted in the fastest way possible.
On the market Schalke picked AZ Alkmaar’s Thomas Ouwejan while Eintracht Frankfurt’s Rodrigo Zalazar and Bochum’s Sebastian Polter also moved to the Veltins-Arena. Sampdoria’s Japanese veteran Maya Yoshida and Spartak Moscow’s Alex Kral will continue their careers in Gelsenkirchen as well.
That’s the best football tips for today for the Bundesliga clash between Koln and Schalke 04 on Sunday. Although they are newcomers in the league, Schalke are one of the well-known names in Germany. But are they favorites against Koln? It’s hard to say. Let’s see how this one will go.