Thursday, 19 April 2007

3 pts win FC KOLN 2.2/1 ( Betfair) v TSV 1860 Munich Bundesliga 2

Both these teams now play Bundesliga 2 football again next season. On the face of it there is not alot to play for. However, Christophe Daum has emphasised to the FC players that this game is a test of their character. Daum will be already thinking ahead to next season where the first half dozen games will be the most important so far since his return to the club, and some of the squad will have to satisfy the boss that they are worthy to be made part of future plans. Captain Lukas Sinkiewicz will be missing after incurring a 3 match ban for unsportsmanlike conduct after evidence from TV cameras led to him being found guilty of punching an opposing player in the stomach during the home defeat against the on fire Freiburg. Nevertheless the inconsistent TSV 1860 arguably have an even worse staff crisis. Nicky Adler, whose performances have earned him a move to Nurnberg next season, is injured. As is the Serbian Nemanja Vucicevic , a physically strong player who causes untold problems for his opponents defence. Many FC fans are sure to make the long journey south for this game and they are capable of coming away with maximum points here.

TSV 1860 3 FC Koln 1 - 3pts