FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen – Prediction (Bundesliga – 14.12.2019)




Preview and Teams Comparison.

Bayer Leverkusen (W7, D4, L3) make their shortest trip to an away ground of the entire campaign as they face rock-bottom Cologne (W2, D2, L10) in this Rheinland derby. The hosts have faced Leverkusen ten times as a newly-promoted side, but have never picked up all three points when doing so (D3, L7). The hosts are currently the Bundesliga’s joint-worst side across the last six rounds (D1, L5), although they did manage to get on the scoresheet in three of those five defeats. That’s something of a surprise though given they possess the Bundesliga’s weakest strike force, averaging 0.86 goals scored per match.

Home boss Markus Gisdol is yet to draw in eight H2Hs with Leverkusen (W2, L6), with five of the last seven being settled by a single-goal margin despite the fact that those eight fixtures averaged 2.88 total goals per match. None of Leverkusen’s away league games have seen a goalless first half, and they are yet to draw at the interval (W4, L2 – 1.67 first-half goals per match on average). However, that’s where most of the action ends, as just three of their ten scored away goals arrived after half-time, although 44.44% of their conceded away goals came beyond the 75th minute.

Players to watch: Jhon Cordoba scored Cologne’s only goal in each of their last two home league games; he was also booked in both games.
A first-half brace from Leverkusen’s Jamaican winger Leon Bailey was enough to earn his side a historic victory over Bayern Munich in their last away match.

Stat attack: Cologne are the worst-disciplined Bundesliga team (35 yellow, three red – 2.71 cards per match on average). Markus Gisdol is the first Cologne coach since 2010/11 to fail to win his first three Bundesliga games (D1, L2). Leverkusen were winning at both HT/FT in five of their last seven Bundesliga away games.

Match Info and Live Scores.

Competition: GERMANY: Bundesliga.
Kick off: 14.12.2019, 14:30 UTC.
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne).

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