Bayern Munich vs Koln
Date: Saturday, 1st October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich.
Bayern Munich were dealt with their first competitive defeat of the season when they met Athletic Madrid for the Champions League clash on Wednesday evening. However, they had little success in their previous trips to Spain and the final result came as no surprise. Back in the Bundesliga they top the table after 5 match weeks with a 100% win record and prolific scoring form. And their matchday 6 opponent Koln is one of the four unbeaten sides in the league this season alongside RB Leipzig and TSG Hoffenheim.
FC Koln have won 3 and drawn 2 of their 5 matches so far this season. They had one of their best seasons in recent years in 2015/16 after achieving a 9th placed finish. With an added freedom this term, they are playing some wonderful football especially at the home ground RheinEnergieStadion. FCK met an inform RB Leipzig on matchday 5 and shared the points with a 1-1 draw. They are currently on a 10 match unbeaten run in Bundesliga carrying over from the end of last season.
Bayern Munich vs Koln: Head-to-Head Stats
Bayern Munich are on a six match winning run against Koln in all competitions scoring a total of 19 goals against 2 conceded.
The corresponding home fixture of the Bavarians against Koln in the 2015/16 saw them winning 4-0, with the same fixture of the previous season ending in a 4-1 final score-line.
Bayern Munich have scored 3 or more goals in 4 of the 6 Bundesliga meetings against Koln. They also kept clean sheets in 4 matches during the same period.
Bayern Munich vs Koln: Prediction
Bayern Munich have a 100% win record in Bundesliga this season. But they are side that is yet to get fully accustomed to Ancelotti’s style of play. And they could meet one of their toughest league opponent so far in FC Koln on Saturday.
In their 5 matches so far this season, Koln have conceded just 2 goals. The second best in the league behind Bayern who conceded just 1 goal. So it is very likely that this could be a cagey affair unlike in last season where Bayern have totally dominated Koln. The hosts could eventually get their win and we expect this to come by a narrow margin.
Bayern Munich vs Koln: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Bayern to win at 15/8 (2.90)
Correct Score – 2-1 win for Bayern at 17/2 (9.50).