Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Cologne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Cologne Match Prediction

By William Hall

In-form Bayer Leverkusen welcome struggling Cologne to the Bay Arena in the Bundesliga. Bayer Leverkusen have been in excellent form of late and have gone six games without defeat leading into this one, most recently smashing Union Berlin 4-1 in the German Cup. The same can't be said about COlogne who have been struggling this season and have still been unable to put a win on the table. They do come into this one off the back of their first win of the season which come in the cup, but their's no doubt this is a tougher match. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bayer Leverkusen have been in excellent form of late and will be playing with a lot of confidence and swagger. This will fancy themselves to extend their six games without a defeat record this weekend with Cologne struggling at the bottom of the Bundesliga. With Bayer Leverkusen scoring a lot of goals and Cologne conceding a lot, I can see this one being a bit of a thrashing this weekend. Even last season Cologne struggled on the road in the Bundesliga, and that was when they were playing good football. Now they re struggling both home and away, I can't see them getting much of a look in this weekend. A big loss for the home team in that Kevin Holland could miss the match, but even without him, they should have enough of an attacking threat to go on and win this one.

Bayer/Bayer HT/FT - 10/11

Bayer Leverkusen -1 Handicap - 10/11

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against FC Cologne

FC Cologne saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Cologne saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Bayer Leverkusen

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bayer Leverkusen Form Guide

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo

Bayer Leverkusen

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SV Rossbach/Verscheid Team Logo SV Rossbach/Verscheid

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sportfreunde Siegen Team Logo Sportfreunde Siegen

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wuppertal Team Logo Wuppertal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fortuna Sittard Team Logo Fortuna Sittard

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

02-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Istanbul Basaksehir Team Logo Istanbul Basaksehir

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Al-Wehda Team Logo Al-Wehda

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

FC Cologne Form Guide

FC Cologne Team Logo

FC Cologne

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

After a slow start for Bayer, it now seems they have found the right formula again and come into this game having not seen defeat in their last six matches. They will see this as a perfect opportunity to extend that lead. On home soil, Bayer Leverkusen tends to be very strong. In fact, they have lost just once in their last meetings at the Bay Arena which backs that point up. A lack of goal certainly hasn't been the problem for this side who have already managed to score 20 goals. German Kevin Volland has a lot to do with that having scored five goals in nine goals so far this campaign. If there was something this side could improve it would be the amount they concede having already seen 14 goals go past them.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Bayer Leverkusen could be without three playing this weekend although all of them are close to returning. Tin Jedvaj (shin injury), Kevin Volland (ankle injury) and Sven Bender (thigh injury) could all be sidelined.

FC Cologne Preview

Cologne have had a shocking start to the season and have been at the bottom of the Bundesliga since game week 1. The side are yet to win a game in the league this season and have won just once in all competitions which came in the team's last match. Unlike Leverkusen, Cologne certainly are struggling to score goals having scored only three goals in nine games, whether you are keeping clean sheets or not this is a record just not good enough for the top flight of German football. This side needs a run of good results to get the confidence up before they can start to think of survival because at the moment, staying in the league looks very unlikely.

FC Cologne Team News

Cologne have a considerable number of players who could miss the match this weekend, here is the list in full; Konstantin Rausch (ill), Mattias Lehmann (muscle injury), Claudio Pizarro (thigh injury) Marcel Risse (meniscus injury), Marius Laux (unknown), Jhon Cordoba (thigh injury), Jonas Hector (ankle injury) and Nikolas Nartey (meniscus injury) all out.

Bayer Leverkusen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Cologne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Cologne Sidelined Players

Bayer Leverkusen
16 Tin Jedvaj Injured
FC Cologne
14 Jonas Hector Injured
6 Marco Hoeger Injured
38 Nikolas Nartey Injured
15 Jhon Cordoba Injured
39 Claudio Pizarro Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bernd Leno 190 79
3 LB Panagiotis Retsos 185 76
5 CD Sven Bender 186 80
4 CD Jonathan Tah 194 95
18 RB Wendell 176 71
10 CM Julian Brandt 183 82
29 CM Kai Havertz 186 77
9 CM Leon Bailey 181 70
20 CDM Charles Aranguiz 171 71
15 CDM Julian Baumgartlinger 183 82
31 CF Kevin Volland 179 81
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Timo Horn 190 92
3 CD Dominique Heintz 190 85
23 RB Jannes-Kilian Horn 183 77
5 CD Dominic Maroh 186 83
4 LB Frederik Soerensen 190 80
33 CDM Matthias Lehmann 179 74
20 CDM Salih Oezcan 180 74
11 LM Simon Zoller 179 70
21 RM Leonardo Bittencourt 171 60
19 CF Sehrou Guirassy 187 82
13 CF Yuya Osako 182 72