RB Leipzig v FC Köln: Bundesliga Action on Match-day 2

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Leipzig at home against Cologne – Saturday – 3:30pm GMT – Red Bull Arena.

Cologne, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in third place and seven places above tenth placed Leipzig, going into the clash.

RB Leipzig have one point to their name, going into this tie

Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Domenico Tedesco won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.

Also, Leipzig seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with one draws in one game. With a tenth position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, they currently have one point in the League having drawn one game.

A win in this fixture would take RB Leipzig’s points to 4 in the League.

Leipzig’s squad will likely be depleted of two of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

It’s three points so far for FC Köln this season, going into this match

Cologne will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 3-1 victory over Schalke in their last match.

Also, Cologne keep finding the winning formula this season, that’s one in a row now, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. With three points, they currently sit third in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won one game.

A victory for FC Köln would put them on 6 points.

Cologne are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Steffen Baumgart is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players

RB Leipzig v FC Köln – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Leipzig and Cologne have faced each other 10 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Leipzig’s favour (5 – 2). Further, Leipzig recent form against Cologne has been outstanding, winning on four out of the last six fixtures. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 3-1 win for RB Leipzig.

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