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The Bundesliga 1 clash at The Allianz Arena on Tuesday sees home side Bayern Munich go into battle with Cologne.
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Bayern Munich prepare for this game following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 drawn game versus RB Leipzig.
In that match, Bayern Munich had 59% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Bayern Munich was Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (37'). RB Leipzig got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Marcel Halstenberg (52') scored for RB Leipzig.
Bayern Munich haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 20 during that period and have conceded a total of 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Bayern Munich:
- haven't lost in the league to Cologne in their last 16 games. It's quite some record.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 14 home league matches. What a fantastic run.
Cologne head into the clash following a 7-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the downing of Werder Bremen in their previous match.
In that game, Cologne managed 51% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Cologne, goals were scored by Linton Maina (9'), Steffen Tigges (15', 21'), Ellyes Skhiri (30', 54') and Denis Huseinbašić (36'). On the other side, Werder Bremen had 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Niklas Füllkrug (38') and Marco Friedl (76' Own goal) scored for Werder Bremen.
Looking at their form, and Cologne have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. Defensively, Cologne could really do with shoring things up. That pattern might not be sustained into this next game, though.
Leading up to this clash, Cologne:
- have not emerged victorious against Bayern Munich when having played them away from home in the previous 10 league games. A very poor run of away results.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results going back to 21/09/2019 shows that these encounters have not been happy ones for Cologne. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all whereas Bayern Munich have simply been better than them, winning in 100% of those matches.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 27 overall at an average of 4.5 goals per match.
The last league encounter between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 19 on 15/01/2022 when it ended Cologne 0-4 Bayern Munich.
In that match, Cologne managed 50% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target.
For their opponents, Bayern Munich had 23 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Robert Lewandowski (9', 62', 74') and Corentin Tolisso (25') scored.
The referee was Tobias Welz.
Team News: Bayern Munich
Noussair Mazraoui (Inflammation), Sadio Mané (Inflamed head of fibula), Manuel Neuer (Fracture of the lower leg) and Lucas Hernández (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann.
Team News: Cologne
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Cologne manager Steffen Baumgart has no fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
In our view, Bayern Munich have it within them to be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
Conversely, Cologne might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
We’re predicting a decent 3-1 win for Bayern Munich 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: The Allianz Arena (75,024)
Captain: Manuel Neuer
Chairman: Herbert Hainer
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 1, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), DFL-Supercup (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Player: Serge Gnabry
Normally deployed in the Right Wing position, Serge Gnabry was born in Stuttgart, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Arsenal in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 8 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 15 appearances.