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Just before the winter break there is another derby on the program in the Bundesliga. FC Köln and Bayer Leverkusen stand Wednesday in the Cathedral City clash. Who decided these neighbors arguing in his favor?
FC Köln: Junior results
FC Köln was working on an outstanding first half of the season. The team of coach Peter Stöger earned more points than in previous seasons and this was not accomplished degradation football. Köln always chose the attack, as opposed to the tactics applied by the team in previous years. In recent weeks, the results are less good. The last four games were not won (three times the same, one defeat), making domstedelingen in the ranking had to make a marking time.
However, the game of Cologne is not really bad. Both in the home match against Borussia Dortmund (1-1), and in Saturday’s game at Werder Bremen (1-1 again), there was more to Stöger and his men, and they had all things considered even more deserved. Bremen helped replace a goalkeeper error by Thomas Kessler, who still Timo Horn, not listed here.
Stöger spoke about the upcoming match against Leverkusen at the press conference on Tuesday. “It’s the last game before Christmas. We will mobilize all our forces to achieve a good result. It will not be boring anyway. ” Marco Höger is suspended for the game on Wednesday. The right of suspension recurring Salih Özcan can take his place in midfield.
Probable lineup FC Cologne
Kessler – Sörensen, Mavraj, Heintz – Olkowski, Rausch – Özcan, Hector – Osako – Rudņevs, Modeste
Bayer Leverkusen: Weak
Bayer Leverkusen is one of the paper better teams of the Bundesliga. In practice this season appears here nothing about. The team of coach Roger Schmidt leaves behind the line items and stands with twenty points from fifteen games in the middle. Also last weekend the team again ran into a zeperd to. lost a home crowd That Work Self 1-2 FC Ingolstadt. A red card for Charles Aranguiz, right after the break, complicated the matter, but Leverkusen was eleven against eleven inferior team.
After waiting so the match against neighbors FC Köln in the Rhein Derby. The form is not to write home about and the fans of Bayer hope the derby disconnecting additional forces to the team. Coach Schmidt told to look out for the match. “It’s a game where I look forward to. Even though we have played on Sunday unimaginably bad. ” Over the opponent Cologne: “They have a team that is very difficult to play, is very disciplined, and with little opportunity to get know a lot.
Probable lineup Bayer Leverkusen
Leno – Henrichs, Tah, Toprak, Wendell – Baumgartlinger, Kampl – Calhanoglu, Brandt – Hernandez, Mehmedi