PreviewMatchupProps
2-2-0
-1667
89%
+2000
11%
FC Cologne
1-0-3
Sat, Sep 21 - 9:30a ET   |   FOX Sports 1   |   Allianz Arena
By Landon Smith

Bayern Munchen vs 1. FC Köln 9/21/19 Germany Bundesliga Soccer Odds, Picks & Predictions

Bayern Munich vs Cologne predictions for Saturday’s Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich hope to move top of the Bundesliga with a win over the newly promoted Cologne. Oddsmakers opened the Bayern Munchen as -1667 Moneyline favorites versus the 1. FC Köln , while the game's total opened at 4.

Betting Odds

Bayern Munchen 2-2-0Lines1. FC Köln 1-0-3
-1667Best Odds+2000
+900Draw+900
89%Consensus11%
4.6Predicted Scores0.0
   
UnderTotalOver
17%483%

 

Bayern Munchen -1667

Bayern Munich is ranked on the 1st place in the standings with 82 points, 89 goals scored and 22 goals received in the last 34 leaguegames. They have failed to win 2 of their last 34 matches in Bundesliga.In their last match they won against Freiburg. Bayern Munich is in a good form before this game with FC Koln.

With 12 conceded goals in the first 4 matches of Bundesliga, Bayern is the best offensive team in Germany and it doesn't look like they are planning on stopping anytime soon. In their last game against Leipzig, Bayern was a much better team and was playing fantastic soccer. In that game, Bayern had 68% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 88% of correct passes

Bayern did at least get their Champions League campaign off to a flyer on Wednesday, dismantling Red Star Belgrade in a 3-0 victory at home. The visit of newly promoted Cologne is unlikely to test their resolve too much either.

 

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1. FC Köln +2000

Cologne romped to the 2. Bundesliga title last season, finishing with a 6 point cushion over Paderborn to reclaim their Bundesliga spot. Unsurprisingly, though, it’s been a tough start to the season for the visitors.

They have lost 3 of their 4 Bundesliga outings so far, winning against Freiburg before the international break before returning to losing ways last weekend. In fairness to them, they have managed to score 4 league goals so far, but the 7 goals they have conceded at the other end illustrate their defensive frailties.

FC Koln are ranked on the 5th place in the standings with 49 points, 51 goals scored and 42 goals received this season in Bundesliga.In their last match they won against Mainz. FC Koln is in a good form before this event with Bayern Munich.

Koln doesn't have a specific game style mostly because they lack quality in each part of the team, and even though they can surprise any team, that won't happen that often. Koln is holding 15th place in the standings at the moment with 3 points but two out of three teams that are behind them and teams with more quality and better team chemistry. Koln is the newcomer to Bundesliga after winning Bundesliga 2 last season with 63 points, 84 scored goals and 47 conceded goals.

The Picks: Bayern Munchen -1667 Under 4

Stats

Bayern Munchen vs 1. FC Köln Stats
Bayern have won nine of their last ten Bundesliga meetings with Köln (D1). Their last loss came in Köln in February 2011 (3-2).
Bayern’s last home defeat against Köln came in February 2009, with Jürgen Klinsmann as manager (Goalscorers: Daniel Van Buyten – Fabrice Ehret, Daniel Brosinski).
Each of the last four matches between Bayern and Köln at the Allianz Arena that have taken place during the Oktoberfest have all ended in draws. Bayern’s last home win over Köln during this period came in September 1984 (2-0).
No side has won more away games in the Bundesliga against FC Bayern than Köln (9, same as Dortmund).
After drawing 1-1 in Leipzig, Bayern sit fourth in the BL with eight points. The last time they had so few points after four games was in 2014/15 – they still won the league by ten points that season.
Bayern have conceded four goals in the Bundesliga this season – all in the first half. Only promoted sides Union and Paderborn (both 5) have let in more goals before the break than the record champions.
Bayern are unbeaten in each of their last 15 Bundesliga home games (W12, D3). Their last defeat came in October 2018 vs. Gladbach (0-3).
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski scored his seventh Bundesliga goal of the season in the 1-1 draw at Leipzig. The last man to score seven goals across the first four matchdays was Halil Altintop for Kaiserslautern in 2005/06. Only Peter Meyer has scored more goals at this stage (9 for Gladbach in 1967/68).
The 1-0 derby defeat to Gladbach means that Köln have lost both of their Bundesliga home games this season. Achim Beierlorzer has become the first Köln coach to lose his first two Bundesliga home games in charge.