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Bundesliga Round 2 – Bayern Munich vs FC Koln: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and FC Koln and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Defending champions Bayern Munich take on FC Koln for a match in the Bundesliga this Sunday at Allianz Arena.

Julian Nagelsmann hopes to bag his first Bundesliga win as Bayern Munich manager after failing to do so at the first attempt. The Bavarians drew against a strong Borussia Monchengladbach side in their season opener. That said, Tuesday’s German Super Cup win over Borussia Dortmund would’ve handed a timely confidence boost.

Steffen Baumgart, on the other hand, had a dream start as FC Koln coach by beating Hertha BSC 3-1 in the club’s season opener. After barely avoiding relegation last term, the Billy Goats hope to do better. Sunday’s test against Bayern should give a better idea of what they’re capable of.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis

Bayern Munich resume their latest campaign with splendid stats in their last 10 Bundesliga outings. The Bavarians hit the target 2.6 times on average per game, scoring 26 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 10 goals, an average of 1 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.

 FC Koln, on the other hand, haven’t enjoyed the same form as Bayern Munich across their last 10 Bundesliga fixtures. The Billy Goats hit the target 1.4 times on average per game, scoring 14 goals along the way. They conceded 17 goals, an average of 1.7 per game, and claimed just 2 clean sheets in those matches.

Stats and facts for Bayern Munich and FC Koln.

Fun stats Bayern München

  • Bayern München unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Bayern München has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Bayern München unbeaten the last 27 matches in a row at home;
  • Bayern München has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home.

Fun stats FC Koln

  • FC Koln unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • FC Koln conceded in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in FC Koln’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in FC Koln’s last 3 of 5 matches.

Form Guides

Bayern Munich will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Combining results from the old and the new season, the Bavarians first achieved a 2-2 draw against Freiburg and went on to a 5-2 win against Augsburg. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw with B. M’gladbach.

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for FC Koln with performances showing little sign of stability. Combining results from the old and the new season, Steffen Baumgart’s side first achieved a 1-0 win against Schalke 04 and went on to a 1-1 draw with Carl Zeiss Jena. Their latest game produced a 3-1 win against Hertha Berlin.

Bayern Munich v FC Koln Fixture History

The last time the two clubs squared up against each other, which was back on 27 February 2021, Bayern Munich ran away with a 5-1 victory.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side have the following 9-1-0 meeting statistics with FC Koln.

Top goalscorer

Robert Lewandowski has certainly delivered the goods for Bayern Munich in recent matches. Both he and his teammates hope he can add to the 8 goals he has managed in the previous 6 outings. Florian Kainz arrives at the Allianz Arena very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 appearances for FC Koln. Scoring 2 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output.

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