Bundesliga Action at the Rhein Energie Stadion – FC Köln face Stuttgart
The Rhein Energie Stadion sees Sunday action as Cologne take on Stuttgart – 3:30pm GMT.
This clash sees eighth placed Cologne, welcome twelfth placed Stuttgart to the Rhein Energie Stadion.
FC Köln go into this meeting with five points secured
A 3rd successive, disappointing result for Cologne will not be acceptable for Steffen Baumgart’s men. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 1-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt and 2-2 at RB Leipzig.
Also, Cologne seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two meetings. With five points, they currently sit eighth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having won one game and drawn two meetings.
Cologne have won one game of their one League matches at home this season.
FC Köln will have secured 8 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Cologne, in terms of goals scored (6). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Florian Kainz (1), Luca Kilian (1), and Jan Thielmann (1). Cologne have conceded four goals.
Steffen Baumgart will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Cologne players.
Stuttgart’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain two points, going into this game
Stuttgart need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to SC Freiburg, before that they drew away to Werder Bremen, 2-2.
Also, with two draws in three games, Manager Pellegrino Matarazzo has plenty to ponder, going into the next game, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. They currently stand twelfth in the League, with two points for a total of 0 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws having drawn two meetings and lost one game.
Stuttgart have drawn one game of their one League matches playing away this season.
Winning this fixture will see Stuttgart on 5 points.
Stuttgart’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Pellegrino Matarazzo, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.
FC Köln v Stuttgart – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Cologne and Stuttgart have faced each other 41 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Cologne’s favour (15 – 12). Additionally, Cologne recent form against Stuttgart has been outstanding, winning on seven out of the last 14 games. Their most recent encounter in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for The Billy Goats.