FC Koln vs. RB Leipzig
September 18, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +137
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FC Koln is hosting RB Leipzig at RheinEnergieStadion in round 5 of the German Bundesliga. Koln has been great so far this season, and they are in 7th place with 7 points at the moment. Leipzig is struggling massively, on both ends, and I think they might decide to change the head coach pretty soon.
Koln has scored at least 1 goal in each of their 4 games in Bundesliga so far this season, but they have also conceded at least 1 goal in each game, 6 goals in total. In their last game, Koln was playing against Freiburg on the road, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. It was a solid game for Koln overall, and they have had the lead for the majority of the game, but after they conceded a red card in the 74th minute, Koln has conceded a goal in the 89th minute, and this game has ended in a 1-1 draw. Horn and Lemperle are both injured, while Kainz is suspended because of the red card. Modeste has been in solid form for Koln this season, and he has scored 3 goals so far. Kainz has added 2 goals. Koln is doing really well so far, and that will take a lot of pressure from them in the long run because they will be safe from relegation.
As I’ve mentioned, Leipzig is struggling massively, and the situation looks pretty grim for them at the moment. Leipzig has lost 4 of their last 5 games, including the Champions League earlier this week. Leipzig was playing against Manchester City on the road, and they were actually quite decent with 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Both halves of this game were eventful, and we saw 4 goals in the first half and 5 more goals in the second half. Unfortunately for Leipzig, they conceded more, and they ended up losing this game 6-3. As far as Bundesliga goes, Leipzig is now in low 13th place with only 3 points, and they have scored only 5 goals so far. Szoboszlai is the leading goalscorer for Leipzig with 2 goals. I think this is the do-or-die game for Leipzig if they want to stay in the Champions League race, but I think they are definitely out of the title race.
Considering Leipzig’s terrible defense, I think they will concede a goal here, at least one, but Koln’s defense also isn’t the best. As I’ve mentioned, this is the do-or-die game for Leipzig, and I think they will step up. I’m taking Leipzig on the road.