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will arrive at WWK Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga showdown with hosts Augsburg
. Our tips, poll and stats for Augsburg v Cologne can all be found here (including the best match odds).
Augsburg will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-0 Bundesliga defeat in their last game at the hands of Hertha BSC. In that match, FC Augsburg 1907 had 49% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Hertha BSC got 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Javairô Dilrosun (23') and Krzysztof Piątek (92') scored for Hertha BSC.
Over their preceding 6 games, Heiko Herrlich's Augsburg have managed to score a combined total of 6 times, with that being an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Their previous form shows that Augsburg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by 1. FC Köln in their previous 10 games. A long run without a loss.
- have left without a victory over 1. FC Köln in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Since tasting defeat last time out to RB Leipzig in Bundesliga action, Cologne and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one. In that game, 1. FC Köln had 47% possession and 7 shots at goal with 5 on target. For 1. FC Köln, goals were scored by Jhon Córdoba (7') and Anthony Modeste (55'). RB Leipzig had 19 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Patrik Schick (20'), Christopher Nkunku (38'), Timo Werner (50') and Dani Olmo (57') scored for RB Leipzig.
The numbers tell their own story, and Cologne have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 14 goals in total. In defence, Köln certainly have room for improvement. Let’s find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, 1. FC Köln:
- have not won against FC Augsburg 1907 when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/04/2016 shows us that Augsburg have won 2 of these games and Cologne 0, with the tally of draws standing at 4.
An aggregate of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 of them for Augsburg and 3 being from Köln. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 13 on 30/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Cologne 1-1 Augsburg. That time, Cologne managed 55% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jhon Córdoba (86'). At the other end, Augsburg got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Florian Niederlechner (43') scored. The match was refereed by Tobias Stieler.
Team News: Augsburg
Jan Moravek (Back injury), Fabian Giefer (Foot injury), Simon Asta (Cruciate ligament injury), Andre Hahn (Tendon injury), Alfred Finnbogason (Knee injury) and Julian Schieber (Calf Injury) will not be able to play for Augsburg manager Heiko Herrlich.
It’s our opinion that Augsburg look set to use the 4-2-3-1 system for the game and select Andreas Luthe, Philipp Max, Felix Uduokhai, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Raphael Framberger, Rani Khedira, Daniel Baier, Ruben Vargas, Eduard Löwen, Marco Richter and Florian Niederlechner.
Team News: Cologne
We reckon that Köln will likely make use of a 4-2-3-1 system with a starting lineup of Timo Horn, Kingsley Ehizibue, Toni Leistner, Jorge Meré, Benno Schmitz, Ellyes Skhiri, Jonas Hector, Florian Kainz, Kingsley Schindler, Ismail Jakobs and Anthony Modeste.
Our thinking is that Cologne and Augsburg could both find goals hard to come by here. Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 0-0 score after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: WWK Arena (30,660)
Captain: Daniel Baier
Chairman: Klaus Hofmann
Manager: Heiko Herrlich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 13
🔑 Key Player: Marco Richter
Mostly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Marco Richter was born in Germany. Having played his first senior match for FC Augsburg 1907 in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 26 appearances.