FC Köln v Augsburg: Bundesliga Action on Match-day 10

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The Rhein Energie Stadion sees Sunday action as Cologne take on Augsburg – 3:30pm GMT.

Sunday’s clash at the Rhein Energie Stadion- sees tenth placed Augsburg, travel to ninth-placed Cologne in the Bundesliga.

FC Köln face their opponents, equal on points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter

With Cologne having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Steffen Baumgart’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Cologne seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with four draws in eight games. They currently stand ninth in the League, with 13 points for a total of 3 wins, 2 losses and 4 draws having won three games, drawn four fixtures, and lost two meetings.

When Cologne host Augsburg, they will do so on the back of two victories, one dart, and one losse on their own ground.

A victory for FC Köln would put them on 16 points.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Cologne, in terms of goals scored (16). Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Kainz (4), Benno Erik Schmitz (2), and Dejan Ljubicic (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Cologne so far, having conceded 15 goals in their last games so far.

Steffen Baumgart will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of eight of his Cologne players.

Augsburg face his opponents with equal points, with both keen to make progress

Losing away to Schalke 2-3, which followed them drawing home to Wolfsburg 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for Augsburg Manager Enrico Maassen, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Augsburg keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four meetings is astonishing this season. With 13 points (4W, 4L and 1D), they are established in tenth position in the League having won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.

Playing away from home, Augsburg have won three games and lost one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Augsburg’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.

Injury and illness have depleted Enrico Maassen’s Augsburg and they will likely be missing nine key personnel for Sunday’s match.

FC Köln v Augsburg – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two clubs have already faced each other 21 times with the tally being eight victories and seven draws for Cologne. Further, Cologne recent form against Augsburg has been outstanding, winning on four out of the last six meetings. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Augsburg took all three points winning 1-4 away.

Players to watch

For Cologne, Florian Kainz has nettedfour goals in nine League matches so far, while Ermedin Demirovic is one of the top performing players after having scoredfour goals in nine League matches this campaign for Augsburg.

Other players of note for Cologne are Benno Erik Schmitz and Dejan Ljubicic with two goals and two goals respectively and for Augsburg are Ermedin Demirovic and Andre Hahn with four goals each.