RB Leipzig vs FC Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls are placed third in the table at the moment, and are trailing by a single point behind toppers Leverkusen. On top of that, the latter are pitted against defending champions and second-placed Bayern this weekend.
Suffice it to say that at least one of the two will be dropping points, and this is a huge opening for Julian Nagelsmann’s men to climb further up the table. Do note that they also have the advantage that they are taking on one of the worst in the competition.
Not only are the Billy Goats practically a newcomer to the German top flight, but they are also a perennial contender to get relegated at the end of every season. As of now, they are placed placed 15th in a table of 18, and have a total of two wins all through this campaign.
And one of these two wins had come against the 17th placed Mainz. Moreover, they also have a terrible h2h record against Nagelsmann’s men in recent years.
Likely, expect Leipzig to emerge victorious this weekend at their home.
RB Leipzig vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)
- It’s been five months since these two had locked horns, and then the Red Bulls registered a 2-4 win on the road.
- Not once have they failed to score against this rival, and did also find the back of the net four or more times in the past two fixtures.
- They had won four of the last five match-ups.
- At this venue, the hosts had scored three or more goals in all but one encounter.
RB Leipzig vs FC Koln Prediction
Nagelsmann’s men recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Hoffenheim. In the meantime, Markus Gisdol’s men lost 0-4 at home against Leverkusen.
Going on, the Red Bulls had won five of their preceding six overall games, and their only loss in the past ten fixtures had come against PSG in the Champions League. Do note that they had also scored a total of 15 goals from their past six match-ups.
And importantly, at home they are on a nine-game winning run, and had scored a whopping 23 goals in the process.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 11 of their former 13 overall matches, and had also lost four of their last five h2h encounters against this rival.
Taking these stats into account, expect Leipzig to post a huge win this weekend, against the struggling Koln from the bottom-most tier of the table.
RB Leipzig vs FC Koln Betting Tips
Leipzig -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 Match Goals & Leipzig to Win @ 1.83 (5/6).