FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Wednesday, 21st December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
This is going to be a huge match for Bayer Leverkusen. Roger Schmidt will not have the luxury of affording the back-to-back defeat after an embarrassing performance against Ingolstadt last weekend. The imperative will be even great if we know that Koln are among their rivals for the very top of the table in Bundesliga. The gap between the two sides would be increased to seven points in case of Koln’s victory, and Roger Schmidt would most likely be on the brink of losing the job.
Luckily for Schmidt, Koln are not enjoying their best shape at the moment since they are winless in last four Bundesliga encounters. On the other hand, The Billy Goats are still to be defeated at Rhein Energie Stadion this season where they were extremely close of grabbing three points against Borussia Dortmund two weeks ago, but Marco Reus scored the late equalizer to take the point away to Dortmund.
Bayer Leverkusen have taken two wins from decent performances against Monaco and Schalke 04, but they disappointed fans with the already mentioned home failure against Ingolstadt on Sunday afternoon.
Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-Head Stats
Bayer Leverkusen have 22 wins from 58 head to head encounters with Koln, but The Billy Goats are in front when it comes to matches at RheinEnergieStadion, where they have claimed nine wins vs Bayer’s eight. Bayer Leverkusen claimed the win in the last visit to Koln, though, thanks to first half goals from Julian Brandt and Javier Hernandez.
Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
According to everything written above, the draw somehow seems to be the most likeable of the three outcomes. The bookies will offer 23/10 odds on the teams to share a point. The braver punters can go with the HT/FT Draw/Draw option at 4/1.
Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen: Betting Tips
Full-Time – Draw at 3.40 (12/5)
HT/FT – Draw/Draw 4/1 (5.00).