avr. 16, 2021 08:38
Bayern Leverkusen vs FC Köln Recent Form
Leverkusen has won just one of their last four, however, which will give underperforming Koln a glimmer of hope in this meeting on Saturday. But Koln’s own form is nothing for the visitors to be happy with either. The relegation strugglers have won just one of their last eight matches and face getting stuck in the mud at the foot of the table if they cannot arrest the decline at the next possible opportunity.
Koln is under new leadership after Hannes Wolf took interim charge of the side for a 0-0 draw with Hoffenheim on Monday evening. It was only the caretaker’s second match at the helm after replacing Peter Bosz. So expect some nerves and tactical disorder, which could, in turn, lead to Koln knicking an unlikely victory.
Leverkusen’s defence is famously leaky and Koln has proved themselves capable of scoring goals against strong opposition this season. They netted two in a draw with Borussia Dortmund in March and scored against Bayern Munich in February, albeit one goal in a 5-1 thrashing. With that in mind, you may want to place a bet on the visitors when considering Bundesliga tips. The odds are in your favour in this one.
Both teams have lots to play for and a combative game will likely ensue. A good bet therefore might be a high total of booking points. Both sides have proven themselves capable of playing functional, pragmatic football which very often ends in plenty of corner kicks, so that is a safe Bundesliga tip too.
Bayern Leverkusen vs FC Köln Stats and Analysis
While Koln has shown themselves capable of causing teams problems, perhaps their biggest failing is a lack of a consistent goal threat. Their strikes this season have been spread evenly between a number of players. Ondrej Duda, Elvis Rexhbecaj and Ellyes Skhiri are all tied at the top of the club scoring charts with just five goals.
Duda, Rexhbecaj and Skhkiri are all midfielder players and are a good call to place a bet on in terms of anytime goalscorer. You’ll get good odds because of their positions but their hit rate suggests the risk-reward axis is titled in your favour.
Leverkusen too has a diversified goal threat, with three players having hit double figures in the Bundesliga so far this season. Lucas Alario is perhaps their ultimate danger, however, with 12 goals in 28 matches. Several of his goals have come off the bench, giving him a goal per 90 rates of 0.75. Those are seriously decent figures and he should factor into your thinking about anytime first goalscorer.
Bayern Leverkusen vs FC Köln Bets
Koln is the team to back if you are looking to place a risky but also logic-backed bet. We think they represent great value at the prices offered by most online and high-street bookmakers. There is too much riding on the game for them not to show up for this one. The pressure is on and so could the payout be for you. It should be a cracker of a match as these ding-dong Bundelsiga affairs so often are.