Bayer Leverkusen vs Cologne Predictions

Bayer Leverkusen vs Cologne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews. Bayer Leverkusen welcome Cologne in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Can Alonso’s side follow up their midweek European win away to Molde? Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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Bayer Leverkusen vs Cologne Predictions

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Leverkusen’s Stellar Journey Meets Koln’s Determined Revival

Key Stats
– Bayer Leverkusen boast an incredible average of 3.3 goals per match.
– FC Koln have registered a solitary point from their six opening fixtures.
– Victor Okoh Boniface has been a revelation for Leverkusen, scoring six goals in as many appearances.

Bayer Leverkusen stand at a pivotal point this season, with an opportunity to secure their lead at the top of the Bundesliga should they overcome FC Koln this Sunday. However, the struggling visitors, who find themselves languishing at the foot of the table, recognise the weight this encounter carries for their survival hopes.

Leverkusen’s Ascent Under Alonso

With Xabi Alonso’s appointment just over a year ago, Bayer Leverkusen have transformed into formidable contenders for the Bundesliga crown. Their recent performances, including a commendable draw against the titans, Bayern Munich, and subsequent victories against Heidenheim, Mainz 05, Hacken, and Molde, have been nothing short of exemplary.


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The impressive journey under Alonso has kept fans and critics on the edge, contemplating whether Leverkusen can maintain this momentum across all their endeavours this season. Yet, amidst the rising expectations, Alonso remains focused on ensuring his squad remains grounded and undistracted.

Koln’s Desperate Quest for Momentum

Contrasting the hosts’ fortunes are FC Koln, who’ve had an underwhelming start to the campaign. Steffen Baumgart’s troops have managed just a single point, courtesy of a draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, from their inaugural fixtures. Koln’s recent trouncing by Stuttgart further punctuates their plight, increasing the pressure on them to rejuvenate and mount a turnaround.

Key Players & Probable Line-ups

Bayer Leverkusen will be without the services of Arthur, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Patrik Schick due to injuries. In their absence, the summer acquisition, Victor Boniface, has risen to the occasion, amassing an impressive six goals in as many league appearances. The BettingTips4You Expert Rating ranks him as the best in Leverkusen’s squad with a rating of 7.83, closely followed by Exequiel Palacios (7.77) and Jonas Hofmann (7.70).

FC Koln will be missing several of their core players, including Eric Martel and Jan Thielmann, due to injuries. Their line-up predicament poses a challenge for Baumgart, who may opt for a more conservative approach against the in-form hosts.

Statistical Analysis

Leverkusen have showcased a goal-scoring prowess, netting 20 goals from their initial six league matches, with a staggering 12 of those strikes being at home. This translates to an impressive average of 3.3 goals per game. Their possession and passing stats, with an average ball possession of 58.7% and a passing accuracy of 88.3%, highlight their dominance on the pitch.

On the other hand, FC Koln’s statistics paint a grimmer picture. Their average possession stands at 44.2% and a pass accuracy of 77.3%, pointing to their struggles in maintaining control in matches. Furthermore, their average of 0.7 goals scored per game starkly contrasts Leverkusen’s prowess.


  1. Result Prediction: Leverkusen’s current form, combined with their home advantage and FC Koln’s recent struggles, leads us to predict a Leverkusen win.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: Drawing from the presented stats, a 3-1 victory for Leverkusen seems plausible.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Given his recent form and six goals in the league, Victor Okoh Boniface seems a likely candidate to find the net.
  4. Corner Prediction: Leverkusen averages 4.7 corners a game, while Koln sits at 6.5. Thus, we can anticipate more corners for FC Koln with a total of 11 corners in the game.
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