Defending Champions in Action as Bayern München Host 1. FC Köln

    Bayern München vs 1.FC Köln - 24/01/2023

    Defending Champions in Action as Bayern München Host 1. FC Köln
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    23/01/23 2924

    The German Bundesliga is back in action following the winter break and on the 24th of January we have a meeting between Bayern München and 1. FC Köln.

    The match will be played at the Allianz Arena and the hosts begin this round of fixtures top of the table on 35 points while the visitors are in 11th place on 20 points.

    Bayern München resumed the defence of their Bundesliga title on the weekend with a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig. Bayern München opened the scoring after 37 minutes but RB Leipzig scored the equaliser early in the second half to take a point.

    That result means Bayern München are undefeated in their last 14 games in all competitions. Bayern München have not lost in 26 of their last 28 matches in the Bundesliga and they have won 6 of their 7 most recent league fixtures. Home form in the Bundesliga shows Bayern München are undefeated in their last 14 games and they have won each of their last 4 Bundesliga matches on home soil.

    Trends show Bayern München score plenty of goals when playing at home in the Bundesliga and they have scored 2 or more goals in 8 of their last 9 league games at the Allianz Arena. Bayern München have kept 2 clean sheets in their 4 most recent home Bundesliga matches and will be aiming to build on that in this game.

    1. FC Köln travel to the Allianz Arena having recorded a resounding 7-1 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on the weekend. It was a tremendous result for 1. FC Köln against a team currently above them in the table and they were 4-0 up after only 36 minutes. Werder Bremen pulled one goal back before half time but 1. FC Köln added 2 more goals in the second half.

    The win over Werder Bremen ended a run of 3 straight defeats in the Bundesliga for 1. FC Köln. They have recorded just 1 win from their last 6 league fixtures and have lost 4 of those 6 matches. Away form in the Bundesliga shows 1. FC Köln have failed to win any of their last 5 away trips and just 1 of their last 9 on the road.

    Trends show 1.FC Köln have failed to score in their last 3 away matches in the Bundesliga.

    Team news and Bayern München have five players unavailable due to injury with Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Sadio Mané, and Bouna Sarr all missing out.

    1.FC Köln also have an extensive injury list with Ellyes Skhiri, Kristian Pedersen, Luca Kilian, Jan Thielmann, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz, and Sebastian Andersson in the treatment room.

    1.FC Köln will be buoyed by their big win on the weekend but this will be a completely different game. Bayern München are dominant at home in the Bundesliga and we expect them to score at least 2 goals and keep a clean sheet on their way to victory.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    3 - 0
    1.18 7.00 13.00 no no no
    1 - 1(0 - 1)
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