Bayern Munich vs FC Koln Match Analysis & Prediction
24/01/2023 10:30 pm
Bayern Munich will be looking to quickly return to winning ways in the Bundesliga when they play host to FC Koln at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
While the hosts were held to a 1-1 draw by RB Leipzig in their first game back on Friday, their visitors came out on top against Werder Bremen by a 7-1 scoreline.
Despite dropping points for the sixth time this season, Bayern unsurprisingly still hold the lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, collecting 35 points from their opening 16 games to sit five clear of Frankfurt, Freiburg and Union Berlin.
Choupo-Moting’s goal against Leipzig marked Bayern’s 50th strike of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season, as Julian Nagelsmann’s side had scored at least twice in eight successive league matches before Friday.
It has been over 12 months since Bayern last lost a Bundesliga game at the Allianz Arena, and they have won each of their last four on home turf, impressively scoring at least four goals each time and notching six against Mainz and Werder Bremen.
Steffen Baumgart’s side had developed a taste for goals in their winter friendlies, but few could have envisaged the demolition job that occurred at the RheinEnergieSTADION, allowing Koln to rise to 10th place in the Bundesliga table before Bayer Leverkusen game against Borussia Monchengladbach this Sunday.
Prior to Saturday’s remarkable success, Koln had posted four losses and a draw from their five pre-World Cup Bundesliga matches, but Niclas Fullkrug’s goal last time out made it 12 matches without a Bundesliga clean sheet for the Billy Goats.
Bayern Munich vs. FC Koln Head to head
In the 97 previous meetings between these two sides, Bayern have claimed 51 victories while Koln have won 22, and they have drawn in 24. Koln have scored 122 goals and conceded 201 in the process.
31/10/2020FC Cologne1Bayern Munich2Bundesliga
27/02/2021Bayern Munich5FC Cologne1Bundesliga
17/07/2021FC Cologne3Bayern Munich2Club Friendlies
22/08/2021Bayern Munich3FC Cologne2Bundesliga
15/01/2022FC Cologne0Bayern Munich4Bundesliga
Bayern Munich Team News
Long-term leg victim Manuel Neuer is sidelined for the remainder of the season, with Yann Sommer making his debut for Bayern in goal against Leipzig.
Sadio Mane’s leg injury should keep him out until next month, while Noussair Mazraoui and Lucas Hernandez remain absent.
Bayern Munich's Last 5 Matches
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08/11/2022Bayern Munich6Werder Bremen1Bundesliga
12/11/2022Schalke 040Bayern Munich2Bundesliga
13/01/2023Bayern Munich4Salzburg4Club Friendlies
20/01/2023RB Leipzig1Bayern Munich1Bundesliga
FC Koln Team News
Mark Uth, Kristian Pedersen, Luca Kilian, Jan Thielmann, Sebatsian Andersson and Florian Dietz are all in the Koln treatment room.
Should Ellyes Skhiri’s ankle issue render him unavailable for Tuesday, either Dejan Ljubicic or Mathias Olesen should deputise in midfield alongside Eric Martel.
FC Koln's Last 5 Matches
20/11/2022FC Cologne2Stuttgart4Club Friendlies
21/12/2022FC Cologne1Meppen0Club Friendlies
07/01/2023FC Cologne4Hamburg0Club Friendlies
14/01/2023FC Cologne5Lommel0Club Friendlies
21/01/2023FC Cologne7Werder Bremen1Bundesliga
Bayern Munich vs. FC Koln: Odds and Predictions
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