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Bayern Munich face off with visiting team Cologne at Allianz Arena in the Bundesliga 1 game on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Bayern Munich v Cologne match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Bayern Munich are hoping to win again following a 1-4 Champions League success versus Lazio.
In that match, Bayern Munich managed 57% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Bayern Munich, the goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski (9'), Jamal Musiala (24') and Leroy Sané (42'). At the other end, Lazio had 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Francesco Acerbi (47' Own goal) and Joaquín Correa (49') scored for Lazio.
Bayern Munich have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6. That being said, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will persist in this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Bayern Munich:
- have not lost a league tie with Cologne in their last 13 games. What a record.
- are undefeated in their previous 20 league matches at home. It really has been a fortress.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Stuttgart in Bundesliga 1 action, Cologne and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Cologne had 52% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. VfB Stuttgart had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Saša Kalajdžić (49') was the scorer for Stuttgart.
The stats don’t lie, and Cologne have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Köln can certainly do much better.
Coming into this meeting, Cologne have not emerged victorious against Bayern Munich when they've played them away from home in the last 8 league matches. An awful away record.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 04/03/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Cologne. They’ve not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Bayern Munich have managed to find a way, getting wins in 100% of those ties.
20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 17 from Bayern and 3 netted by Köln. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The last league clash featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 6 on 31/10/2020 when it ended Cologne 1-2 Bayern Munich.
In that game, Cologne managed 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Dominick Drexler (82').
Bayern Munich got 6 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Thomas Müller (13') and Serge Gnabry (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Frank Willenborg.
Team News: Bayern Munich
Thomas Müller (Corona virus), Benjamin Pavard (Corona virus), Douglas Costa (Hairline crack in the foot), Tanguy Nianzou (Fitness), Alexander Nübel (Ruptured syndesmotic ligament), Serge Gnabry (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) and Corentin Tolisso (torn tendon) won’t be able to feature for Bayern boss Hans-Dieter Flick.
Team News: Cologne
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Cologne manager Markus Gisdol doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
In this match, Bayern Munich are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Cologne might well find it a difficult task to get a goal of their own - but, we do see them being dangerous at times.
Our tip is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for Bayern Munich after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Arena (75,000)
Captain: Manuel Neuer
Chairman: Herbert Hainer
Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 1, Champions League (Last 16), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Key Player: Thomas Müller
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Thomas Müller was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Bayern Munich II in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has struck 10 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 20 appearances.