On the upcoming Thursday, within the fifth round of the Europa League group stage, Koln in crisis will host London Arsenal at their home ground. Bookmakers have set equal action line in this couple. Koln do not impress at all this season and Stoger is not that concerned about the match against the Red-and-Whites, but the match against Gherta, which will be held on the upcoming weekend. Of course, they don’t want to suffer another loss at their home ground, but the Austrian specialist is unlikely to throw his best forces against the Englishmen.
Koln continue to be situated at the very bottom of Bundesliga tournament table, the Billy Goats have two points in the asset, the gap to the transition matches zone has already grown to six points, as Werder won last round of the German elite. Despite the terrible tournament situation and the team’s low morale Stoger continues managing the future hosts.
Arsenal play in the Europa League with their reserve squad basically, whereas the Gunners have 10 gained points in the asset and a five-point handicap to the closest chasers – Crvena Zvezda. The result is very good, but doesn’t guarantee play-offs for the Londoners. In order to play in the Eurocup in spring, Wenger’s side needs to gain at least one point in Cologne.
Arsenal do not play that well away, but the German team looks just terrible both at home and away. The Brits’ motivation is present despite the away character of the match no one in the Gunners squad is going to play relaxed.
Prediction for the match: Arsenal not to lose