FC Koln vs RB Leipzig Prediction & Tips
Cologne and RB Leipzig face at RheinEnergieStadion, in a match for the 30 th round of the Bundesliga. The two teams tied (0‑0), on 19‑12‑2020, the last time they met in this edition of the league. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the away team, since they have a record of 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 01‑06‑2020, in a match for the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig won by (2‑4). The goals of the match were scored by J. Córdoba (7 ‘) and A. Modeste (55’) for Cologne and by T. Werner (50 ‘), Daniel Olmo (57’), C. Nkunku (38 ‘) and P. Schick (20 ‘) for RB Leipzig. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Colônia presents significant differences between home and away results.
After 5 wins, 8 draws and 16 losses, the home team is in 17th position, having won 23 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Bayer Leverkusen by (3‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (2‑3) at home, against Mainz 05. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 28 conceded, against 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 defeats at home, with 17 goals scored and 26 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Cologne has recorded 1 victory, 4 draws and 5 losses, having won 7 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games in this competition. In 29 matches in this competition, they have conceded the first goal 19 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
The Cologne team comes to this game with a 3-0 defeat on the trip to the Bayer Leverkusen field, thus adding the third setback followed in this Bundesliga. In this round against RB Leipzig, coach Friedhelm Funkel must opt for a more defensive strategy, exploring only the space on the opponent’s back through the counterattack. Ondrej Duda is the biggest highlight of Cologne so far with 5 goals and 5 assists. Out of this game are Sebastian Andersson, Ismail Jakobs and Jan Thielmann, all injured.
After 18 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 2nd position, having won 61 points. In the last match, they have tied at home against Hoffenheim by (0‑0), after in the previous match they have won an away match against Werder Bremen by (1‑4). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 31 goals scored and 16 conceded. At home, he won 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 22 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the league, RB Leipzig won 23 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, they have a sequence of 5 wins in the last matches as a visitor. His attack has scored regularly, since he managed to score in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 29 matches for the Bundesliga, he suffered the first goal 6 times but managed to turn the score in 2.
The team of RB Leipzig comes to this game with an equality, in 0x0, receiving Hoffenheim, registering in this way the second game in a row without losing in this competition. In this round against Cologne, the coach Julian Nagelsmann should align the team in 3-5-2, privileging the maintenance of the ball possession and the supported attacks. Captain Marcel Sabitzer is RB Leipzig’s top scorer with 7 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach does not have Justin Kluivert, Dominik Szoboszlai and Konrad Laimer, all injured.
FC Koln – RB Leipzig FREE TIPS
RB Leipzig – Win @ 1.45
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90