FC Koln will be bidding to return to the winning ways this week when they host Bayer Leverkusen at RheinEnergieStadion in the 14th round of the Bundesliga. Kickoffs on November 9 at 20:30 EAT.
Having been dumped out of the Europa Conference League after failing to beat Nice at home as was required to progress on Thursday, claiming an away from home win against one of the division’s in-form teams always felt like being a tall order for Koln. Coming into this game, Koln won two of their last six matches (WLWDDL).
FC Koln will seek to bounce back after 2-0 Bundesliga loss to Freiburg in their previous fixture. In that game, FC Koln managed 45% possession and six shots with two of them on target. Freiburg got 12 shots with five of them on target and goals by Woo-Yeong Jeong (52′) and Michael Gregoritsch (64′).
Meanwhile, Leverkusen’s destiny is back in their own hands in terms of ending this period outside of the bottom three, which would help them focus on moving even further up the table when they return to action after the break. Coming into this game, Bayer Leverkusen won only one of their last six matches (LDDLDW).
Bayer Leverkusen will want to continue where they left last time out with 5-0 Bundesliga victory over Union Berlin in their most recent match. In that game Robert Andrich (46′), Moussa Diaby (56′, 58′), Adam Hložek (67′) and Mitchel Bakker (76′) scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
FC Koln vs. Bayer Leverkusen head to head
Bayer Leverkusen has the upper hand in the head to head history of this match having won 22 times from the 43 encounters since 1992; 11 matches ended in draws while FC Koln won 10 times.
- Leverkusen 0-1 FC Koln 13/03/22
- FC Koln 2-2 Leverkusen 24/10/21
- Leverkusen 3-0 FC Koln 17/04/21
- FC Koln 0-4 Leverkusen 16/12/20
- Leverkusen 3-1 FC Koln 17/06/20
- Freiburg 2-0 FC Koln
- FC Koln 2-2 Nice
- FC Koln 1-1 Hoffenheim
- Slovacko Uherske H. 0-1 FC Koln
- Mainz 5-0 FC Koln
- Leverkusen 5-0 Union Berlin
- Leverkusen 0-0 Brugge
- Leipzig 2-0 Leverkusen
- Atletico 2-2 Leverkusen
- Leverkusen 2-2 Wolfsburg
FC Koln team news
Mark Uth, Florian Dietz, Jonas Hector, Dejan Ljubicic, Tim Lemperle, Dimitrios Limnios, Timo Hubers and Sebastian Andersson are likely to be out of contention for the hosts through injuries.
Bayer Leverkusen team news
As for the visitors, Charles Aranguiz, Sardar Azmoun and Florian Wirtz will be sidelined through injuries for this game.
Prediction and odds
- Both teams to score
- Double Chance 1 or 2