Both sides have a lot to play for coming into this fixture, as Koln hope to break into the top half of the Bundesliga, whilst Fortuna Dusseldorf battle to stay in the division. Koln are currently stuck in 10th after Mainz pulled back two goals to claim a draw last weekend, which consequently leaves the Billy Goats six points off a Europa League spot.
Markus Gisdol's men will count themselves out of the relegation scrap, sitting 10 points above their weekend opponents, who occupy 16th spot. Dusseldorf do, however, sit just four points from safety and have eight games to make up this gap.
On the other hand, their clash last week with fellow relegation fighters Paderborn showed no sign of change. The game was lacklustre and Duesseldorf failed to threaten throughout 90 minutes and proved to the rest of the world why they are staring in the face of 2. Bundesliga.
Ahead of their trip to Cologne, Uwe Rosler's men are 16/5 to win outright and 11/4 to claim a draw. On the other hand, the home side are rightfully so the clear favourites at 5/6.
Punters should expect goals in this one as Koln are the sixth top scorers in the Bundesliga, with only the top five title contenders bagging more than they have. The club's 41 goals have, however, been slightly overlooked, due to their poor defensive record; their 47 goals conceded is the second-highest outside of the relegation spots.