Struggling FC Koln faces high-flying Bayern Munich on Friday as the Bundesliga returns following a two-week break owing to the International window.
Since returning to the Bundesliga in the 2019/20 season, the hosts were more or less in the lower part of the league’s table, with only one good season, in 2021/22, when they finished 7th. This year is looking disastrous for the Goats as they are currently 17th with only six points in the first 11 rounds.
Bayern has been the opposite of Koln. While they surprisingly lost in the Cup vs Saarbrucken, they’ve been doing great in the league. They already secured the next phase of the Champions League too after only four rounds with a maximum of 12 points. In the Bundesliga, they are 2nd, only two points from the 1st-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
H2H / Stats
27/5/23: Koln 1-2 Bayern Munich
24/1/23: Bayern Munich 1-1 Koln
15/1/22: Koln 0-4 Bayern Munich
22/8/21: Bayern Munich 3-2 Koln
17/7/21: Koln 3-2 Bayern Munich
Jacob Christensen and Philipp Pentke should remain sidelined, while Damion Downs is listed as questionable after missing the last five. On the other hand, Dejan Ljubicic, who missed the last game due to illness, should be available for the Bayern Munich game.
Joshua Kimmich served his two-game suspension after receiving a red card vs Darmstadt and will be available for the Friday game. The biggest question for this team is whether Jamal Musiala will return after his injury. Matthijs de Ligt, Gabriel Marusic, and Tarek Buchmann remain sidelined with injuries.
Probable Line Up
FC Koln XI: Schwabe (GK), Carstensen, Hubers, Chabot, Heintz, Maina, Martel, Kainz, Uth, Waldschmidt, Selke
Bayern Munich XI: Neuer (GK), Mazaraoui, Upamecano, jae Kim, Davies, Gnabry, Kimmich, Muller, Goretzka, Sane, Kane
Bayern might have had some rough patches but there is no way they’ll be losing to one of the worst-ranked teams in The Bundesliga.
Bet of Bayern Munich win✅
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