Bundesliga – Match-day 5 Sees Wolfsburg take on FC Köln

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Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 5 of the Bundesliga, we will see Wolfsburg play Cologne at the Volkswagen Arena.

Wolfsburg, currently sitting fifteenth, host eighth placed Cologne on Saturday.

Wolfsburg have so far accrued two points in this season of the Bundesliga

Wolfsburg will be buoyant, following a 2-0 away win against RB Leipzig in their last fixture.

Also, suffering two losses in three games is a terrible run of form for any club, Niko Kovac’s Wolfsburg will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with two points for a total of 0 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws having drawn two fixtures and lost two fixtures.

Playing at home, Wolfsburg have drawn two matches.

A win in this fixture, would take Wolfsburg’s points from 2 to 5, so far this season.

Wolfsburg are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Niko Kovac is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.

FC Köln arrive at this game, having secured six points so far this season

Cologne have been inconsistent in their previous two games, drawing 0-0 at Stuttgart and 1-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt, so a win in this fixture must be the focus.

Also, with three draws in three meetings, Cologne need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With an eighth position in the league and 1 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws, they currently have six points in the League having won one game and drawn three games.

Cologne will travel to Wolfsburg with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two draws.

Winning this fixture will see FC Köln on 9 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Cologne have a good scoring record this season, with six netted so far. Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Kainz (1), Luca Kilian (1), and Jan Thielmann (1). Cologne have conceded four goals.

Cologne are missing six players through injury or illness. This will affect Steffen Baumgart’s selection choices significantly.

Wolfsburg v FC Köln – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Wolfsburg and Cologne have faced each other 33 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Wolfsburg’s favour (15 – 8). Also, eleven of the previous 20 fixtures between Wolfsburg and Cologne have resulted in a Wolfsburg win. The last time they played each other in this competition The Billy Goats delivered a 0-1 away win.

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