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FC Koln vs RB Leipzig Prediction & Betting tips
Football fans can look forward to the encounter between Cologne and RB Leipzig at the Monday game in the Bundesliga. Bookmakers’ odds are clearly heading towards an away win in the first June match in the league after 25 years! No wonder, after all, the Saxons are the second best away team after Bayern.
On top of that, little needs to be said about the high individual quality of RB’s squad. Although the championship train for the East Germans has left, the motivation in the match should still be right.
Coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team cannot afford to slip in the close fight with BVB, Gladbach and Leverkusen for qualification places for the Champions League. For this reason, an offensive style of play can be expected. For the match between Cologne and RB Leipzig, the tip includes a goal celebration on both sides and an away win.
The kick-off in the RheinEnergieStadion takes place at 17:00 p.m. and of course no spectators are allowed. More preliminary reports and predictions can easily be found in the well-sorted section of the Bundesliga tips on the betting basis.
When Effzeh had to start the painful journey into the lower house of German football two years ago, he had 22 points on the account at the end of the season. Now there are already twelve points more for the re-entrant and the billy goats move in the almost secure midfield.
The distance to international business is hardly larger than to the relegation zone. Especially the change of coach after the eleventh matchday in November turned out to be the right decision. Under Markus Gisdol, the team from the Rhine stabilized significantly and moved further and further away from the penultimate table position at the time.
The cathedral townspeople can rely on Jhon Cordoba, especially as in the previous year. After scoring 20 goals in the Second Bundesliga, the Colombian has a regular crash in the upper house with 11 goals again. The 27-year-old has played in three of the last six league games.
A real stroke of luck was also made with the commitment of Sebastiaan Bornauw. The new addition from Belgian record champions RSC Anderlecht immediately secured an undisputed place in the defense.
In addition to his excellent defensive performances, the Under-21 international of the World Cup third has amazing goal-getting skills: With five goals, the 21-year-old, together with Mark Uth, is the second-best scorer in the triple champions’ jersey. However, the Belgian is not available for the upcoming match, as Bornauw got a red card in the recent away game in Hoffenheim.
However, the latter striker can also claim judgment of a successful undertaking. The 28-year-old came from Schalke 04 during the winter break, where he had not scored a single goal in the course of the season. In the Cologne team, the attacker is now returning to his old strength: five hits in just ten appearances represent a respectable yield.
For the time being, Uth should no longer shoot penalties alone, because in the last two rounds the native of Cologne missed his chance from the penalty point. Even Anthony Modeste was able to celebrate once again on the penultimate matchday when he scored his second goal of the season in the match against Düsseldorf.
This ended an extremely long dry spell for the Frenchman, as his only other goal fell on the third match day last August. Nevertheless, it is not to be expected that it will be enough for the former fan favorite against Leipzig to start.
The Leipzigers are slowly rolling again. After a disappointing home draw against Freiburg, an impressive 5-0 away win in Mainz followed. Timo Werner was able to make up for it with a hat trick on Robert Lewandowski, with which the attacker fought a lonely race for first place in the goalscoring classification. The Pole is still ahead with five more goals.
A bad news followed in the wake of the game. For the time being, Yussuf Poulsen will no longer be able to show up. The Dane suffered a ligament injury in his 250th competitive game for RB, which is why the 25-year-old has to pass. This is a real weakening for the Leipziger, because Poulsen was currently in a good mood.
The international of his country not only scored a goal against the 05ers, but also put on two more for his teammates. As bitter as the failure is, it does not change much about the basic offensive strength at RB. The squad is simply too well staffed for the width.
With the recovered Hannes Wolf, coach Julian Nagelsmann has recently had another powerful offensive player in midfield. It can also be observed that the team from Leipzig is increasing playfully through regular team training.
For the technically well-versed team with various highly talented young players, this is obviously particularly advantageous, which is why the weak opening remarks against the Breisgauer mentioned can be explained primarily by the training deficit at the time.
A minor setback was certainly the latest home draw against Hertha. However, the Berliners are currently known to be swimming on a wave of success called Bruno Labbadia and currently have the necessary luck at times.
In the best defense of the Bundesliga, Willi Orban has also been a top player in the squad since the penultimate matchday. On the other hand, Marcel Halstenberg, a normally defensive player, will be absent due to a card block.
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