Sunday, 29 April 2007

3 pts FC KOLN 1.7/1 ( Betfair) v Greuther Furth Bundesliga 2

Purely from a motivational factor, the visitors have more to play for, still remaining just outside of the promotion zone. They've won eight from their last ten and confidence could not be higher. However, as seen in the Duisburg v Braunschweig match, too much emphasis can be put on the ' more to play for' aspect, and the FC are too big a price to ignore here. Christoph Daum has stated on the club website the importance of winning all of the last four games - though realistically, the spotlight has already turned to shaping the team for the start of the 07/08 season, where Daum will be under severe pressure if they start poorly. Brazilian centre back Luciano, and the sleepy Norwegian left back Marius Johnsen will be leaving, and Daum has been tracking the versatile Cottbus captain Kevin McKenna, as a replacement for Lukas Sinkiewicz. The FC will have their usual large crowd behind them today and having beat todays rivals on the road in November, stand out at present odds on the exchanges.

FC Koln 0 Furth 2 - 3pts

3 pts OVER 2.5 Goals 1/1 ( Betfair) FC Augsburg v Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 2

The home side have blew their chance of promotion, while this is a must win for FCK to keep promotion hopes alive. They've won their last two convincingly, finding the scoring habit, and an open match is on the cards here with plenty of goals looking likely. In fact, FCK have had five overs in ther last six, Augsburg have seven from their last ten. The overs/unders may seem an opt out at times, but in this situation the bet appeals very strongly at even money.

FCA 3 FCK 2 + 3 pts