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The Bundesliga 1 fixture at RheinEnergieStadion on Tuesday sees home side Cologne lock horns with opponents RB Leipzig.
All Cologne v RB Leipzig game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Cologne won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 3-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, Cologne had 58% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen got 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Leon Bailey (5', 76') and Moussa Diaby (51') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Cologne have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Köln have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 12 goals during that time. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall be maintained here in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cologne:
- are winless against RB Leipzig in their last 3 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league games. That's never good.
In their previous game, RB Leipzig drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Hoffenheim.
In that match, RB Leipzig managed 63% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got 5 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games involving RB Leipzig, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a paltry 1.83, with the average goals for Leipzig standing at 1.
Heading into this fixture, RB Leipzig are unbeaten in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 25/02/2017 shows that Cologne have won 1 of these games and RB Leipzig 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Köln and 14 coming from Leipzig. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 13 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of RB Leipzig 0-0 Cologne.
In that match, RB Leipzig managed 63% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
Cologne had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Felix Brych.
Team News: Cologne
Cologne boss Friedhelm Funkel has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this match thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has to choose a team with limited availability. Konrad Laimer (Ankle fracture) and Dominik Szoboszlai (Adductor problems) are not ready for selection.
We envisage that Cologne have it within them to find the back of the net against this RB Leipzig outfit, although just one goal probably won’t be good enough.
We therefore reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-2 advantage for RB Leipzig when all is said and done. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (50,000)
Captain: Jonas Hector
Chairman: Werner Wolf
Manager: Markus Gisdol
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17
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Usually played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ondrej Duda was born in Snina, Slovakia. After making a first senior appearance for MFK Košice in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 27 appearances.