FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne).
Home advantage has hardly made a difference for the struggling FC Koln side this season. With Bayer Leverkusen posing to be a threat, even on the road, the hosts have little or no chance of bringing about a change in fortune come Saturday.
FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed FC Koln edge past Bayer Leverkusen with a 2-1 scorecard.
- Three of their previous five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in seven of their past ten meetings.
- The final scores have finished level in three of their last ten games.
- Bayer Leverkusen have registered the win in eight of their previous fifteen encounters. (W-8, D-4, L-3)
FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
FC Koln admitted their tenth defeat of the season last week on the road after Union Berlin breezed past them with a 2-0 scorecard. The hosts are yet to hit the ground running in their campaign and have so far tasted success just twice.
With no more than eight points to their name, the home side are deservedly sitting at the bottom of the cluster.
Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen are on a solid streak at the moment. The visitors have not been at the losing end in any of their last six fixtures in all competitions. It is also worth mentioning that the guests are currently on a two-match winning streak, the most recent of which, saw them take down Schalke with a 2-1 scoreline.
The away side have not been showing any signs of slowing down on the road either and have been picking up back to back wins in their last two. One of which, it needs saying, was against the reigning champions themselves.
In sharp contrast, FC Koln have not come out on top in any of their past two games here. As such, given the dismal form that Koln are on, Bayer Leverkusen should be able to secure the bragging rights without breaking much of a sweat this weekend.
Furthermore, ten of the twenty-two goals for the visitors so far, have come from their outings. On the other hand, FC Koln have had their scoring boots on in their recent clashes here and have found the back of the net five times from their last three alone.
As such, count on both teams to rack up the goals tally in this one.
FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting tips
Bayer Leverkusen to win 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).