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FC Koln - RB Leipzig
Bundesliga
Fri, 15.03.2024 – 10:30 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Correct Score: 1-2

FC Koln vs RB Leipzig prediction

A thrilling 3-3 draw away at Monchengladbach in the Rhine Derby did little to allay fears of relegation for FC Koln who remained 16th on the log just two points clear of 17th-placed Mainz and 7 points away from safety. Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats) have found the going tough in recent weeks, failing to win any of their last 5 league matches. As we get to the homestretch, alarm bells are certainly ringing as they try to put together a last-ditch effort to get themselves out of the relegation zone. This will be a tough one for them though but it will certainly give an indication of their willpower to wriggle their way to safety.

RB Leipzig bounced back from a loss to Bayern Munich with impressive back-to-back wins over Bochum and Darmstadt. Yes, those are some of the bottom feeders but they took care of business as they should and will be looking to do the same against the wobbly guests here. Having exited the Champions League at the hands of perennial winners Real Madrid, Leipzig are making a case to make a return next season. They are currently 5th on the log, just a point behind Dortmund, with whom they are in a do-or-die race for the elusive 4th place.

There is no doubt this game means a lot for both teams, albeit for different reasons. Cologne are trying to manoeuvre their way out of relegation woes while Leipzig are gunning for the Champions League slots on the table. We expect a tight battle here but we feel all the momentum is with the visitors at the moment coming into this match. We are therefore backing them to win with a 1-2 correct score as our main FC koln vs RB Leipzig prediction.

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Main tip: Correct Score: 1-2

Our FC Koln vs RB Leipzig predictions

According to the statistics and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following tips:

Prediction 1: Correct Score: 1-2

FC Koln are teetering on the edge at the moment. They are winless in their last 5 matches. They have nevertheless scored in 5 of their last 7 matches and we expect them to score here as well.

RB Leipzig on their part are on an upward trajectory as they look to get into the Champions League places. Although they are scoring a bunch, their defence hasn’t been stellar on the road where they have conceded in each of their last 13 away matches across all competitions

Looking at their H2H however, the visitors have only lost once in their last five visits to Koln. We expect them to keep their momentum going. We are therefore picking RB Leipzig to win with a correct score of 1-2 with decent odds for this market offered at 1Win

Odds for this bet

1Win offers competitive odds for the bet

1Win offers competitive odds for the bet “Correct Score: 1-2”

The odd of 8.00 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 13% chance that RB Leipzig will win this match with a correct score of 1-2

Odds comparison for Correct Score: 1-2

1Win – odd 8.00
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Prediction 2: Over 9.5 Corners

Both of these teams are badly in need of a win and will certainly throw everything they have here.

FC Koln’s last 3 games have had at least 10 corners; For RB Leipzig, they have had 10 corners in 4 of their last 5 matches

We expect an open-ended game with both teams having a go at each other. As a result, we are likely to have a lot of goalmouth action and we are backing this game to have at least 10 total corners taken with terrific odds for this option offered at Paripesa

Odds for this bet

Paripesa offers competitive odds for “Over 9.5 Corners”

The odd of 1.92 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 52% chance that this game will have at least 10 total corners taken

Odds comparisons Over 9.5 Corners

Paripesa – odd 1.92
Bet365 – odd 1.90

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Prediction 3: Over 3.5 Bookings

With the league coming to the homestretch, there is desperation to get points as teams try to position themselves accordingly. In this game, both teams are desperate to get points on the board and that means that this game, despite their current positions on the log, will be tightly contested.

The reverse game back in October in Leipzig was feisty. It not only had 9 total bookings but a red card too! There is likely to be some deep-seated feelings bubbling underneath the surface ahead of this return leg.

We fancy this game to be quite chirpy and very physical. As a result, we are going for at least 4 bookings to be dished out here as our final FC Koln vs RB Leipzig prediction for this match.

Statistics for FC Koln vs RB Leipzig Prediction

H2H statistics

Looking at the last 10 meetings between these two teams:

  • FC Koln have 2 wins, Leipzig 4 wins and 4 matches were drawn
  • These matches averaged 3.30 goals a match
  • RB Leipzig crushed FC Koln 6-0 in their last meeting

Latest results FC Koln

  • 3 draws and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • 5 goals scored in these last 5 matches. Average of 1.00 goals per match
  • Drew 3-3 away at Monchengladbach in their last match

Latest results RB Leipzig

  • 3 wins, a draw and a loss in their last 5 matches
  • 10 goals scored in these last 5 matches. Average 2.00 goals per match
  • Beat Darmstadt 2-0 at home n in their last match
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Possible squad FC Koln & RB Leipzig

Line upFC KolnRB Leipzig
GoalkeeperSchwäbeGulacsi
DefenseCarstensen, Schmitz, Chabot, FinkgrafeRaum, Orban, Lukeba, Henrichs
MidfieldMartel, Huseinbašić, Alidou, MainaBaumgartner, Kampl, Schlager, Simons
ForwardKainz, AdamyanOpenda, Poulsen
MissingHübers (accumulated yellow cards), Thielmann (Suspended – direct red card), Diehl (Hip), Waldschmidt (Broken leg), Uth (Knee)Simakan (Strain), Klostermann (Hip injury), Elmas (Illness)
CoachTimo SchultzMarco Rose

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