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Cologne arrive at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 showdown with hosts VfL Wolfsburg.
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VfL Wolfsburg, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Bundesliga 1 triumph vs Werder Bremen.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg managed 50% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for VfL Wolfsburg was Wout Weghorst (42'). At the other end, SV Werder Bremen got 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Josh Sargent (8' Own goal) and Kevin Möhwald (45') scored for Werder Bremen.
Oliver Glasner's VfL Wolfsburg have hit the back of the net a sum total of 13 times in their preceding six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 5.
Their prior results show that VfL Wolfsburg:
- have left without a victory over Cologne in their previous 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 12 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
In their last fixture, Cologne drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Borussia Dortmund.
In that match, Cologne had 43% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Cologne, the goalscorers were Ondrej Duda (35') and Ismail Jakobs (65'). Borussia Dortmund got 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. Erling Håland (3', 90') was the scorer for Borussia Dortmund.
Looking at their form, and Cologne have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 13 goals overall. In defence, Köln could really do with shoring things up.
Looking at their past form shows that Cologne:
- haven't won against VfL Wolfsburg in away games against them for the last 7 league games. Not good.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 04/02/2017 tells us that VfL Wolfsburg have won 2 of these games and Cologne 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Wolfsburg and 9 created by Köln. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 05/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Cologne 2-2 VfL Wolfsburg.
In that game, Cologne managed 38% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Jan Thielmann (18') and Ondrej Duda (43').
VfL Wolfsburg got 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Maximilian Arnold (29') and Wout Weghorst (47') scored.
The referee was Sven Jablonski.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Renato Steffen (Ankle Injury), Admir Mehmedi (Calf Problems) and Daniel Ginczek (Knee Problems) won’t be available for Wolfsburg manager Oliver Glasner. Paulo Otávio cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Cologne
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, Cologne boss Markus Gisdol does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We feel that in this game, VfL Wolfsburg should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Cologne won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet but we can see them scoring here.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for VfL Wolfsburg at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Josuha Guilavogui
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Renato Steffen
Customarily taking to the field in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Renato Steffen was born in Aarau, Switzerland. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Thun in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 21 appearances.