FC Köln will be hoping that the international break will have a positive impact, as they went into the break after losing four of their previous five. They will have the home advantage this weekend as they look for a crucial victory against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Two sides that would have been happy when the international break arrived will clash on Sunday in the Bundesliga, as Gladbach travels to FC Köln. The hosts will still be wary of the threat of relegation this term, as they sit just six points above the bottom three places. They will certainly need to improve their form if they are to move clear, as they have lost four of their previous five matches in the German top flight.
Over these five matchdays, no side in the Bundesliga has scored fewer goals and picked up fewer points. They have also allowed 13 goals in those five matches, which is the most of any side in the German top flight over that period. Köln’s home form has also let them down in recent weeks, as they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat in front of their own fans for the first time under Steffen Baumgart.
Borussia Monchengladbach comes into the restart after winning just once in their previous five matches. They have also failed to claim victory in each of their previous four matches, losing twice over that period. However, they could yet make a run for a European finish, as they sit nine points off the top six.
But, this is the first time since December 2021 that Gladbach have gone four games without a win in the Bundesliga. Since surviving a relegation scare in 2011, Gladbach has only picked up fewer points over 25 matches in one season than they have this term.
FC Köln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head to Head
Gladbach boasts an excellent record on the road against Köln, as they have picked up 25 wins from their 47 Bundesliga visits. Only Bayern Munich has won more games away from home against Köln. Gladbach has also picked up 52 league wins against their rivals this weekend, which is more than they have recorded against any other side.
FC Köln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
This could be a pivotal derby match between these two sides on Sunday. However, it’s hard to ignore the dominance that Gladbach has enjoyed in previous meetings against Köln, and that could be the best betting selection.
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