Koln has two convincing performances at home since the restart of the league, firstly winning over Wolfsburg then outplaying Freiburg 4:0 too last weekend. In between, a loss away to Dortmund came, but nobody will be too downhearted with it since they are counting too much on the performances in front of their own crowd anyway.
Once again they appeared to be simply far more concrete than their visitors, creating actually chance after chance especially in the second halftime when they broke the opponents and threatening with much less of the ball possession, showing almost perfect fast transition and being dangerous via counter-attacks.
Bornauw and Cordoba scored a goal in each halftime, while two more goals during the added time (via Ehizibue and Jakobs) completely demolished the visitors.
Now with a momentum of four consecutive victories at home and when welcoming the most reputable club in the country, no doubt that the players will try to surprise in this one. After all, they have quite a relaxing position for the moment, having six points more than the playout placed Dusseldorf.
Koln team news
Defender Jakobs (9/2) is doubtful for now, same as offensive Modeste (15/1) plus a couple of those who didn’t play anyway.
Bayern Munich, on the other side, comes into this one after a goalless game at home against RB Leipzig last weekend. Almost the entire game was spent in their ball control, however, with the exception of a couple of decent chances in the first halftime, the Bavarians didn’t show much.
The second halftime was quite similar, however with the hosts having even less dangerous moves towards the opponents’ goal.
This can’t be regarded as a negative result after all, since the Bavarians continued leading the table with such outcome, keeping a one point distance over Leipzig but surely close to a must-win situation now with Dortmund and Gladbach also just behind their backs.
Bayern Munich team news
Defensive Martinez (11/0) is injured, same as central back Sule (8/0) and forward Perisic (15/4). Defensive midfielder Kimmich (20/1) is recovering from illness and remains doubtful.
The home momentum should make the game interesting
Koln is appearing far more effective and concrete in front of its own fans and it’s no wonder they thank home performances for their current position at the table.
The Bavarians are strong favorites in this one but aren’t having the most brilliant season so far, especially not in the defense and especially away from their own home. With the home momentum Koln has, it will be a surprise not to see them scoring as well.