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Cologne will be at Veltins-Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 1 meeting with home team Schalke.
All Schalke v Cologne game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Schalke will be wanting a better result here following a 1-6 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to RB Leipzig.
In that game, Schalke managed 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Schalke was Soichiro Kozuki (56'). At the other end, RB Leipzig got 21 attempts on goal with 14 on target. André Silva (7', 44'), Benjamin Henrichs (15'), Timo Werner (45'), Dani Olmo (83') and Yussuf Poulsen (89') scored for RB Leipzig.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Schalke have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Schalke have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 15 goals on the way. We shall soon find out if that trend can be continued on here.
Their prior results show that Schalke:
- have not registered a win against Cologne in their previous 9 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
In their last game, Cologne drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Bayern Munich.
In that match, Cologne managed 22% possession and 3 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Cologne was Ellyes Skhiri (4'). Bayern Munich got 25 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Joshua Kimmich (90') was the scorer for Bayern Munich.
Looking at their form, and Cologne have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. At the back, Cologne have been far from perfect.
Looking at their past form shows that Cologne:
- remain unbeaten by Schalke when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league games.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 31/10/2018 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Schalke. They’ve not been able to get any victories at all while Cologne have dominated them, running out winners in 67% of those matches.
15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 4 from Schalke and 11 created by Köln. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 1 on 07/08/2022 and the score finished Cologne 3-1 Schalke.
On that day, Cologne had 75% possession and 33 shots at goal with 12 on target. The goalscorers were Luca Kilian (49'), Florian Kainz (62') and Dejan Ljubičić (80').
On the other side, Schalke had 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Marius Bülter (76') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Robert Schröder.
Team News: Schalke
Alex Král (Herniated Disc), Sepp van den Berg (Torn Ankle Ligament), Justin Heekeren (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Rodrigo Zalazar (Fitness), Niklas Tauer (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Sebastian Polter (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Schalke manager Thomas Reis.
Team News: Cologne
Due to a fully healthy group to pick from, the Cologne boss Steffen Baumgart doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
We’re thinking that Schalke will really need to work well to put one past this Cologne lineup who we think will manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a 0-1 victory for Cologne at the end of the 90.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Veltins-Arena (62,271)
Captain: Danny Latza
Chairman: Bernd Schröder
Manager: Thomas Reis
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18
🔑 Key Player: Simon Terodde
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Simon Terodde was born in Bocholt, Germany. Having played his first senior match for Duisburg in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season so far in 17 appearances.