FC Köln vs RB Leipzig Prediction: Bundesliga Match Match on 04.02.2023
There will be interesting action in the Bundesliga on Saturday, as RB Leipzig look to continue to pile the pressure on Bayern Munich. However, they will need to see off a competitive FC Köln to claim three points on the road this weekend.
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But, it was an underwhelming effort by Köln in their previous outing, as they failed to register a single shot on target in last Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Schalke. They will need to be more productive in the final third this weekend.
Only Bayern has been more productive in front of goal than Leipzig so far this term, as the visitors, this weekend, have already netted 39 goals in 18 games. They were forced to battle in their most recent Bundesliga fixture, as they just about edged to a 2-1 home win over Stuttgart. The hero on that evening was Dominik Szoboszlai, as he scored goals in either half.
FC Köln still has work to do if they are to survive relegation this term. At present, they sit just four clear of the drop zone, but their recent run of form has done little to ease their worries. They have won just once in their previous five. However, they do come into this fixture after going three without defeat.
FC Köln vs RB Leipzig Head to Head
Köln’s inability to score goals is a concern coming into this fixture, as they will likely need to score at least once to take a point. Therefore, we will be playing it safe and siding with the free-scoring Leipzig to take the win.
FC Köln vs RB Leipzig Prediction
There is a growing feeling that a title race in the Bundesliga is developing. Bayern Munich’s advantage at the summit has been cut to just a single point, and RB Leipzig is one of the teams in pursuit of the reigning champions. Leipzig has been in excellent form over their previous five, as they have picked up four victories and a draw. They could go to the top of the standings this weekend with a victory if the results go their way.
Three of the previous five meetings between these sides have ended in draws, which includes score draws in the previous two. Leipzig claimed victory in their home fixture against Köln last season, while the hosts this weekend have won just once in their previous seven Bundesliga matches against Leipzig.
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