Bayern Munich will be aware that they still have a job on their hands to successfully defend their Bundesliga title this term. They will be looking for a first victory since the World Cup break on Tuesday, as they welcome FC Köln to the Allianz Arena.
It wasn’t the return to action that Bayern Munich would have been hoping for, as the Bavarian giants have seen their advantage at the top of the Bundesliga standings cut to five points. Bayern remain in a healthy position this term, as they have lost just once in 16 league fixtures. They also became the first team to score 50 goals this term, following their effort in Friday’s 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig.
Bayern started the faster of the two sides in that fixture on the road, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting netting the opening goal. However, Leipzig deservedly struck back in the second period with the equalising goal. Bayern dominated the possession in that game, but there would likely be confusion as they recorded just two shots on target in the 90 minutes.
FC Köln will be the visitors to the Allianz Arena this week. They currently sit down in eleventh in the standings, but they are just eight points off the European spots in the Bundesliga. The World Cup break likely came at a good time for them, as their form was dropping.
That was echoed by the fact that they returned to winning ways on their return to action over the weekend. It was a thrilling afternoon for Köln fans, as they secured a 7-1 home win against Werder Bremen. Steffen Tigges and Ellyes Skhiri both netted braces in that win. Köln scored with all seven shots on target that they had in that fixture.
Bayern Munich vs FC Köln Head to Head
Köln has picked up more away wins against Bayern than any other side in Bundesliga history. However, they have won just once on the road against Bayern since 2000. Meanwhile, Bayern has only dropped points in one of the previous 16 meetings between these sides.
Bayern Munich vs FC Köln Prediction
Bayern Munich’s home record looks to be the key factor coming into this game. They have won each of their previous four at the Allianz Arena, scoring at least four goals in each of those wins. We could see another home win for Bayern on Tuesday.
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