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Koln vs Leipzig Preview & Betting Tips - Can Leipzig bounce back in the Bundesliga?

Leipzig have won 5-0 in 2 of their last 3 Bundesliga away matches
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Koln vs Leipzig Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

An exciting match is predicted as Koln host Leipzig at Rhein Energie Stadion on Sunday. Koln have defensive issues in the Bundesliga with Leipzig possessing the weapons to make them pay.

Koln Form

Koln have failed to win in their last four Bundesliga matches. They drew 2-2 home draw against Mainz after letting a 2-0 lead slip.

The Billy Goats found themselves 2-0 down at home against Fortuna Dusseldorf in their next match. Markus Gisdol’s side threw everything at Fortuna in the closing stages with Anthony Modeste and Jhon Cordoba scoring late to earn a 2-2 draw.

Koln suffered a 3-1 defeat at Hoffenheim on Wednesday. Centre back Sebastiaan Bornauw was sent off in the 26th minute with Florian Kainz’s 60th minute goal giving them a faint hope.

Koln News

Central defence is a problem for Koln with Rafael Czichos injured and Sebastiaan Bornauw suspended. Jorge Meré came off the bench on Wednesday and is likely to partner Tony Leistner.

Expect captain and central midfielder Jonas Hector to come back into the starting side here. 

Koln Line Up

The predicted Koln line up vs Leipzig is Horn, Schmitz, Meré, Leistner, Ehizibue, Hector, Skhiri, Jakobs, Uth, Drexler, Córdoba.

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Influential centre back Sebastiaan Bornauw is suspended for Koln (Getty Images)

Leipzig Form

Leipzig sit nine points behind Bayern Munich after going undefeated in 18 of their last 19 Bundesliga matches. They drew 1-1 at home against Freiburg after the break despite having 1.92-0.33 expected goals.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side won 5-0 at Mainz with Timo Werner hitting a hat-trick either side of goals to Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer. Leipzig’s last match was a 2-2 home draw against Hertha Berlin.

Lukas Klostermann equalised and Patrik Schick put them ahead after Marcel Halstenberg had been sent off. They battled bravely with 10 men before Ademola Lookman conceded a penalty.

Leipzig have won 5-0 in their last two away matches in the Bundesliga.

Leipzig News

Centre back’s Ethan Ampadu and Ibrahima Konate are injured. Willi Orban could return to the starting side here with Angeliño starting at left back.

Attacking midfielder Emil Forsberg was on the bench against Hertha but striker Yussuf Poulsen is doubtful with an ankle injury.

Leipzig Line Up

The predicted Leipzig line up vs Koln is Gulácsi, Angeliño, Upamecano, Klostermann, Laimer, Olmo, Sabitzer, Kampl, Nkunku, Werner, Schick.

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Leipzig won 5-0 at Mainz in their last Bundesliga away match (Getty Images)

Koln vs Leipzig Head to Head

Leipzig have a 3-1 advantage against Koln with one draw in five meetings. Leipzig won 4-1 at home in the first encounter this season with Rouwen Hennings and Erik Thommy scoring in Dusseldorf.

Koln vs Leipzig Odds

Leipzig are 1.55 favourites with Koln priced at 5.80 at William Hill. A draw is available at 4.60.

Koln vs Leipzig Match Up

Koln do their best work at home but will miss centre back Sebastiaan Bornauw. Leipzig have won 5-0 in two of their last three away matches and have the attacking weapons to hurt Koln’s weakened defence.

Koln vs Leipzig Stats

  • Koln have won 5 of their last 8 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 11 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen BTTS in their last 5 matches against Leipzig (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen BTTS & over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Leipzig (Bundesliga).
  • Leipzig are undefeated in 18 of their last 19 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Leipzig have seen over 4.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 away matches (Bundesliga).
  • Leipzig have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 4 away matches (Bundesliga).

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Where is Koln vs Leipzig being played?

Koln vs Leipzig is being played at Rhein Energie Stadion in Koln, Germany.

When is Koln vs Leipzig being played?

Koln vs Leipzig is being played at 17:30 BST on Monday 1 June 2020.


Koln could struggle here against a Leipzig side that are ruthless on the counter attack.

Best Bet: Leipzig Win & Over 2.5 Match Result & Total Goals @2.00 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Leipzig Win & Over 3.5 Match Result & Total Goals @3.25 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Leipzig Win 3-1 Correct Score @11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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