Friday Bundesliga action from the Rhein Energie Stadion, as Cologne take on Greuther Fürth.
Eighteenth placed Greuther Fürth, are away to seventh placed Cologne on Friday.
FC Köln go into this meeting with nine points secured
Cologne seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in three meetings. With nine points, they are established in seventh in the League having won two games, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.
Playing at home, Cologne have won two matches and drawn one game.
A victory for FC Köln would put them on 12 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Cologne will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (10). Their stand out attacking players have been Anthony Modeste (4), Florian Kainz (2), and Rafael Czichos (1). Cologne have conceded eight goals.
Cologne’s squad has depth, but even so, Steffen Baumgart is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Friday’s game.
Struggling Greuther Fürth go to the Rhein Energie Stadion on Friday and hope for a positive result
A loss to Bayern Munich home, and then BSC at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Bundesliga. Greuther Fürth will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.
These are challenging times for Stefan Leitl’s Greuther Fürth, having suffered four losses in four matches, and taking them into relegation territory. This is a run of form that has to be stopped quickly. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with one point drawn one game and lost five matches.
Greuther Fürth have lost three meetings of their three League matches away from home this season.
Winning this fixture will see Greuther Fürth on 4 points.
Greuther Fürth are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Friday’s game, due to injury and illness.
FC Köln v Greuther Fürth – Head-to-Heads.
The balance of wins from their previous 18 meetings between these two is in favour of Cologne, with nine wins and seven draws. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2019 and the score line ended up with a 0-4 away win for FC Köln.
Cologne to win – probability is 66.67 percent.