1. FC Koln vs Bayern Munich: Match Preview, Team News, and Predicted Line-ups

1. FC Koln vs Bayern Munich: Match Preview, Team News, and Predicted Line-ups

1. FC Koln will be hosting Bayern Munich on Saturday. The fixture will take place at 3:30 pm on the 15th of January. Koln will be aiming to continue their impressive form in the Bundesliga. Meanwhile, the visitors will try to forget their first game of 2022 and get their title defense back on track. Bayern defeated Koln 3-2 at the Allianz Arena earlier in the season.

FC Koln vs Bayern Munich: Match Preview

1. FC Koln are in the 6th position. They are on a roll with 3 victories in their last 3 games. The home side has accumulated 10 points out of the possible 15 in their last 5 games. They beat Hertha BSC 3-1 in their last game.

Koln Bundesliga form: W W W L D

Bayern Munich are currently at the top of the table in the Bundesliga. Bayern will try to avoid another defeat as their rivals have already reduced the deficit to 6 points. The Bavarians were defeated by Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 in their own backyard in their last league game.

Bayern Munich Bundesliga form: L W W W W

Team News

Koln team news

Sebastian Andersson, Jorge Mere, Marvin Obuz, and Timo Horn have all been ruled out with illnesses while Ellyes Skhiri is currently competing in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with Tunisia.

FC Koln Starting XI

Marvin Schwabe (GK); Jonas Hector, Luca Kilian, Timo Hubers, Benno Schmitz; Salih Ozcan, Dejan Ljubicic; Ondrej Duda, Florian Kainz, Mark Uth; Anthony Modeste

Bayern Munich team news

Bouna Sarr and Eric Choupo-Moting are out as they will be representing Senegal and Cameroon respectively at the AFCON 2021. Lucas Hernandez, Manuel Neuer, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso, Leroy Sane, Dayot Upamecano and after being tested positive for COVID-19. Leon Goretzka will also be unavailable due to a foot injury.

Julian Nagelsmann will have to play Benjamin Pavard in the middle considering all the center-backs are sidelined and Kimmich playing as a right-back.

Bayern Munich Starting XI

Sven Ulreich (GK); Marcel Sabitzer, Niklas Sule, Benjamin Pavard, Joshua Kimmich; Jamal Musiala, Marc Roca; Malik Tillman, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry; Lewandowski

Match Prediction: FC Koln vs Bayern Munich

Koln have found themselves in the perfect form to face the league leaders and they will be looking to upset the defending champions. In addition, Bayern are a weak side right now. But, Nagelsmann knows which cards to play. It will be a tight affair. Koln(2)-(2)Bayern.

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