Monday, 5 March 2007

2 pts FC KOLN + 0.5 Asian Handicap 0.95/1 ( Betfair) v Karlsruhe SC Bundesliga 2

The FC are still beset with problems. 1,500 fans from the Sudkurve End organised a demonstration at their last home game, staying outside the ground during the first half. The game ended 1-1 and plenty of boo's accompanied the players on leaving the field. They did however create more chances than they'd done in their previous few matches - as well as giving SC Paderborn a couple of chances to add to their goal. Unfortunately, Schertz picked up a season ending injury .Despite his critics he's been a fine servant to them this season.On the positive side, Helmes is back and despite being the subject of taunts from his own crowd, seems to be the type of player who can play his game and mentally block out influences that he can't control. The KSC suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Augsburg last week, and perhaps that could spell the beginning of a lean time for them. I have a strong feeling that the visitors, who have a fine record in encounters between these two clubs, will come away with something from this.

KSC 2 Koln 1 - 2pts