FC Köln v Union Berlin: Bundesliga Match-day 6
Next Sunday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 6 of the Bundesliga, we will see Cologne play Union Berlin at the Rhein Energie Stadion.
Union Berlin, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in fourth place and two places above sixth placed Cologne, going into the clash.
This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen FC Köln achieve nine points
This match gives Steffen Baumgart’s Cologne 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 2-4 loss to Wolfsburg, with a 0-0 draw against Stuttgart before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, with three draws in four matches, Cologne need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With nine points, they currently sit sixth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws having won two games and drawn three matches.
When Cologne host Union Berlin, they will do so on the back of one win and one dart on their own ground.
Victory for FC Köln would take their points tally to 12 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Cologne, in terms of goals scored (10). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Florian Kainz (2), Dejan Ljubicic (1), and Luca Kilian (1). Cologne have conceded six goals.
Going into Sunday’s game, Steffen Baumgart without six of his players, due to illness or injury.
Union Berlin go into this game with 11 points secured
Losing away to Schalke 1-6, which followed them drawing home to Bayern Munich 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for Union Berlin Manager Urs Fischer, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, Union Berlin keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. Now they have 3 matches won, 0 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourth place, with a total of 11 points having won three meetings and drawn two games.
Playing away from home, Union Berlin have won one game and drawn one game.
A win in this fixture would take Union Berlin’s points to 14 in the League.
Good atacking and defensive team
Union Berlin have a solid defence, with only four goals conceded in their previous games. Union Berlin have a good scoring record this season, with 12 netted so far. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Sheraldo Becker (5), Sven Michel (2), and Jordan Siebatcheu (2).
Union Berlin are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Urs Fischer is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without one of his key players
FC Köln v Union Berlin – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels these two clubs have already faced each other 14 times with the tally being seven victories and two draws for Cologne. Further, Cologne recent form against Union Berlin has been outstanding, winning on five out of the last six games. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Billy Goats took all three points winning 1-0.