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Prediction: FC Koln vs RB Leipzig

Jamie Jones in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 14 Mar 2024

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Prediction: RB Leipzig to win 4-0

Best Odds: 19/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

FC Koln and RB Leipzig will lock horns with each other in the Bundesliga this week. The match between Timo Schultz’s side and Marco Rose’s side will be held at the RheinEnergieStadion and is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm UK time on Friday.

FC Koln

FC Koln are a modest club in Germany who are happy to just stay in the Bundesliga. Die Geißböcke finished as high as 11th in the league table last season, but things are looking pretty dire at the moment. FC Koln are in real danger of getting relegated to the second tier of German football at the end of the season.

Timo Schultz’s side are 16th in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 18 points from 25 matches, FC Koln are only two points above Mainz, who are second from bottom in the standings at the moment. There is a real danger of Die Geißböcke finding themselves in the bottom two at the end of the season.

FC Koln will head into the Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig on the back of a 3-3 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach away from home in the Bundesliga. It came after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen in the league which followed a 1-1 draw with VfB Stuttgart on the road in the Bundesliga.

Team News:

FC Koln are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against RB Leipzig. Marvin Schwäbe are likely to be in goal for the home team. Rasmus Carstensen, Timo Hubers, Julian Chabot and Max Finkgrafe will be the four defenders. Denis Huseinbasic and Eric Martel will be the two holding midfielders. Faride Alidou, Florian Kainz and Linton Maina will be the three attacking midfielders. Sargis Adamyan will lead the line for FC Koln.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig are one of the biggest clubs in Germany and have become a force to be reckoned with in recent seasons. Marco Rose’s side have challenged for the Bundesliga title and have also played in the UEFA Champions League. They are among the elite teams in Germany, and there is no denying that.

Die Roten Bullen ended up third in the Bundesliga table last season. It is hard to see them finish that high this campaign. RB Leipzig are fifth in the Bundesliga table at the moment. They are a point behind Borussia Dortmund, who are fourth and are seven points behind VfB Stuttgart in third.

Leipzig will head into the Bundesliga match against FC Koln this week on the back of a 2-0 victory over Darmstadt 98 at home in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid away from home in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 that saw them get knocked out 2-1 on aggregate.

Team News:

RB Leipzig are likely to line up in a 4-2-2-2 formation against FC Koln. Peter Gulacsi will be in goal for the visiting team. Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Castello Lukeba and David Raum will be the four defenders. Kevin Kampl and Xaver Schlager will be the two holding midfielders. Eljif Elmas and Xavi Simons will be the two wingers. Lios Openda and Yussuf Poulsen will be the two centre-forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • FC Koln have won 3 of their 25 Bundesliga matches so far this season.
  • FC Koln have conceded 42 goals in 25 Bundesliga matches so far this season.
  • RB Leipzig have won 3 of their last 5 Bundesliga games.
  • RB Leipzig have scored 55 goals in 25 Bundesliga games this season.
  • Lois Openda has scored 17 goals and given 4 assists in 25 Bundesliga matches for RB Leipzig this campaign.

Conclusion

RB Leipzig have one of the best teams in the Bundesliga and have a very strong squad. FC Koln may be at home, but they are in danger of getting relegated to the second tier of the German league. It is hard to see anything but a comfortable win for RB Leipzig.

Prediction: RB Leipzig to win 4-0

Best Odds: 19/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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