Bayern Munich visit RheinEnergieSTADION on Saturday for a Bundesliga fixture with home side FC Koln.
While Bayern Munich are chasing the lead in the Bundesliga after collecting 68 points in 33 rounds, FC Koln trail by 42 points after 33 rounds, leaving them as number 10 in the table.
FC Koln aim to spring a surprise when clashing with Bayern Munich this coming Saturday after a series of matches without defeat. Three points could ignite a real spark in the squad before their upcoming Bundesliga fixtures.
FC Koln presents an average of just 1.6 goals per game in their last ten games. They scored a moderate 16times, while also conceding 16. This amounts to an average of 1.6 per game in which, they kept their opponents from scoring once.
Bayern Munich enter their next Bundesliga match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2.4 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a presentable total of 24 goals, while also conceding 15 times. That is a total average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring three times.
FC Koln and Bayern Munich had to settle for a point each in their most recent match, which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/1.
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Prediction
FC Koln Form
FC Koln collected seven points from their last three matches, as they ran out 1-2 and 5-2 winners against Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin, respectively. Against Werder Bremen, they had to settle for a draw after a 1-1 draw. FC Koln only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at RheinEnergieSTADION in the Bundesliga. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored six and conceded eight goals.
Bayern Munich Form
In the last three matches, Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen 1-2, won 6-0 against Schalke 04, and lost 1-3 against RB Leipzig. Bayern Munich won three of a possible six away matches in the Bundesliga, as well as playing zero draws and suffering three defeats. They scored nine while also conceding ten times.
With Bayern Munich looking strong, we expect them to get the better of FC Koln, and with goals flowing freely, the hosts could be in for a hammering.
Bayern Munich won nine games, picked up 31 points, scored 43 and conceded 20 goals in their last 17 games against teams from the top half of the Bundesliga table. FC Koln have a record of ten wins, 12 draws and 11 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Bayern Munich put 20 wins, eight draws and five defeats on the board in the Bundesliga.
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Stats
- In 6 of the last 7 matches FC Koln played, both teams scored
- In 8 of the last 9 FC Koln home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- FC Koln have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 FC Koln home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- FC Koln have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- Bayern Munich have scored in 47 of the last 49 matches
- Bayern Munich have scored in 27 of the last 29 away matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Bayern Munich away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 5 of the last 7 matches Bayern Munich played, both teams scored
- In 5 of the last 7 away matches Bayern Munich played, both teams scored
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Squads
FC Koln Squad
Baumgart will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Bayern Munich from the following players (the statistics in the brackets represent goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season):
Julian Roloff (0/0), Marvin Schwaebe (0/0), Matthias Koebbing (0/0), Timo Horn (0/0), Benno Schmitz (1/30), Georg Strauch (0/0), Jonas Hector (0/31), Julian Chabot (0/20), Kristian Pedersen (0/5), Luca Kilian (1/16), Nikola Soldo (0/7), Rijad Smajic (0/0), Timo Huebers (3/28), Dejan Ljubicic (4/26), Denis Huseinbasic (4/23), Dimitrios Limnios (0/2), Ellyes Skhiri (7/31), Eric Martel (1/28), Florian Kainz (6/31), Jan Thielmann (2/22), Joshua Schwirten (0/0), Kingsley Schindler (0/28), Linton Maina (3/32), Mathias Olesen (0/14), Tim Lemperle (0/11), Davie Selke (6/29), Florian Dietz (1/11), Justin Diehl (0/2), Mark Uth (0/3), Sargis Adamyan (1/24), Sebastian Andersson (0/0), Steffen Tigges (6/30).
Bayern Munich Squad
Listed below is the full squad of Bayern Munich players that the manager Thomas Tuchel will choose from for the upcoming game:
Johannes Schenk (0/0), Manuel Neuer (0/12), Sven Ulreich (0/3), Yann Sommer (0/28), Alphonso Davies (1/26), Benjamin Pavard (4/29), Bouna Sarr (0/0), Daley Blind (0/4), Dayot Upamecano (0/28), Joao Cancelo (1/14), Josip Stanisic (0/14), Matthijs de Ligt (3/30), Noussair Mazraoui (1/18), Joshua Kimmich (5/32), Leon Goretzka (3/26), Paul Wanner (0/2), Ryan Gravenberch (0/23), Arijon Ibrahimovic (0/1), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (10/18), Jamal Musiala (11/32), Kingsley Coman (7/23), Leroy Sane (8/31), Mathys Tel (5/21), Sadio Mane (7/25), Serge Gnabry (14/33), Thomas Muller (7/26).
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Team News
FC Koln could have as many as seven players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Davie Selke, Luca Kilian, Sargis Adamyan, Jan Thielmann, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz and Sebastian Andersson nurses various injuries and won't take part for FC Koln against Bayern Munich at RheinEnergieSTADION.
Bayern Munich have five on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against FC Koln on Saturday.
Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka, Sadio Mane and Bouna Sarr all face a spell on the sidelines for Bayern Munich due to various injuries.
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Lineups
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich H2H
The most recent outing between FC Koln and Bayern Munich failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/1. Bayern Munich look to extend their dominance on their upcoming hosts, who have found it tough to deal with the former. The visitors beat FC Koln eight times in last ten Encounters. The bookies have Bayern Munich to win this match at best price odds of 3/10.
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Results
In the past ten matches between home side FC Koln and Bayern Munich both teams found the back of the net six times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 4/9.
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
Serge Gnabry scored five goals in six Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich. This took his total for the season up to 14 goals scored in Bundesliga. Davie Selke is the man to point out for the home side, scoring four times in six Bundesliga outings.
FC Koln claimed three wins, drew three and lost four of their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. Bayern Munich won six, drew zero and lost four of their last 10 games away. A modest three times FC Koln scored the opening goal of the game at RheinEnergieSTADION, in their last 10 matches here.Bayern Munich opened the scoring in eight of their last 10 away games.
Both teams scored six times in the past ten encounters between FC Koln and Bayern Munich, with over 2.5 goals coming out eight times. FC Koln scored an average of 0.7 goals, with Bayern Munich averaging three goals. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of FC Koln’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Bayern Munich, who scored 1.6 times on average in those matches.