Football Predictions shows the Bundesliga clash on Sunday between FC Köln and Werder Bremen, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.
FC Köln to assume Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the hosts desperately looking to end a series of three consecutive games without conceding a goal and leaving the relegation zone.
Bremen, meanwhile, won a surprising 2-1 victory over the mighty Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, taking an eight-point lead over the last three.
In fact, after adding nine points out of a possible 12, Cologne hit a barrier in the past few weeks, returning to third place, with just a three-point protection to keep them out of it.
Yet, Markus Gisdol never would have expected a positive result at Bayern Munich last weekend, with his team falling to a 5-1 defeat, which actually flattered the Bavarians a little after a few goals in the end Serge Gnabry.
Eric Poplar-Moting and Robert Lewandowski gave the title champions a comfortable two-goal advantage at half-time, but Ellyes Skhiri seemed to have given Köln a chance by attacking a defensive mess between Jerome Boateng and David Alaba stab the ball in addition to a visibly enraged Manuel Neuer.
However, once Hansi Flick introduced Thomas Muller and Gnabry to the process, the game was once again taken away from the visitors. They will feel much more confident of winning three points on Sunday against Bremen, with whom they spent much of last season struggling against relegation.
While Florian Kohfeldt not counting the chickens yet, the expression on the 38-year-old’s face when the full-time whistle blew spoke volumes about the importance of his team’s 2-1 victory over Frankfurt last Friday.
After finishing 16th last season and subsequently only surviving relegation by defeating Heidenheim in a play-off, this campaign has always been to avoid being involved in another relegation battle at the end of the season for Bremen, which looks tantalizingly close to being carried out.
Die Werderaner showed an incredible spirit to recover from Andre silvais the early opening for Adi Hutteron the side, too, with Theodor Gebre Selassie and Joshua Sargent both scoring after the break, causing a big surprise for the candidates for qualifying for the Champions League.
Bremen are also in the DFB-Pokal, after the quarter-final draw against Jahn Regensburg in the middle of the week was postponed due to COVID-19. With Holstein Kiel from the second division to the semifinals, Bremen hope to avoid Borussia Dortmund or RB Leipzig if they overcome their own opponents in the second division as soon as the game is played, although this should not be taken for granted. that Jahn knocked out his next league opponents in the previous round.
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Koln will be without Rafael Czichos after the defender got his fifth yellow game of the season in the defeat by Bayern.
Jonas Hector, Sebastian Bornauw, Sebastian Andersson and Florian Kainz they will probably not be eliminated due to injuries.
Bremen, meanwhile, will travel to Cologne without Luca Plogmann and Patrick Erras due to injury.
Other than that, though, Kohfeldt has a clean bill of health to choose from and will likely trust the same XI that performed admirably against Frankfurt.
Possible starting lineup for FC Koln:
Thorn; Cestic, Mere, J. Horn; Wolf, Ozcan, Skhiri, Rexhbecaj, Jakobs; Duda, Dennis
Possible starting lineup for Werder Bremen:
Pavlenka; Veljkovic, Toprak, Friedl; Gebre Selassie, Eggestein, Mohwald, Agu; Sargent, Schmid; Rashica
Probability: FC Köln 1-2 Werder Bremen
We can imagine Bremen winning two consecutive games, with Cologne struggling to find consistency at home this season.
Milot Rashica and Sargent is expected to cause a depleted bottom line and many transition problems; if they manage to find the finishing touch, they will almost never fail to seal security for another season on their side.
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