Bayern Munich vs. FC Koln
August 22, 2021 11:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -350, Under 2.5 +275
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Bayern Munich is welcoming FC Koln to Allianz Arena in round 2 of the German Bundesliga. Bayern Munich has won another title, and that was the German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund earlier this week. Koln is in fantastic form, and they are now undefeated in their last 9 games while winning 7 of those 9.
Bayern was struggling in the preseason, they were without a win for 6 games, but their first win came at the right time. Earlier this week, Bayern was playing against Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup, and they were solid with 51% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Borussia has made a ton of mistakes in this game, and it’s a miracle that the score wasn’t worse for them. With 1 scored goal in the first half, and 2 more scored goals in 2nd half, Bayern Munich has won this game 1-3, and they have won another trophy. In their Bundesliga game last weekend, Bayern was also the dominant team, but they weren’t able to use most of their chances, and that match ended in a 1-1 draw. Lewandowski is the only goalscorer for Bayern as of right now. Kimmich has added an assist. Bayern is slowly warming up, and once they get going, they will be hard to stop, by anyone.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, Koln is doing a fantastic job, and they are undefeated in their last 9 games. Koln has been fantastic in the attacking end, and they have scored 17 goals in those 10 games while conceding only 7 goals. In their season opener last weekend, Koln was hosting Hertha, and they have had a fantastic match. Koln has had 59% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 80% of the correct passes. After conceding a goal in the 5th minute, Koln tied the score just before halftime. In the second half, Koln was dominating, and they have scored 2 quick goals, which was enough for a 3-1 win. Kainz is the leading goalscorer for Koln with 2 goals, while Modeste added 1 goal. Horn is the only injured player for Koln as of right now. The last season was bad for Koln, and they have stayed in Bundesliga only after winning the relegation playoffs, but if their form is any sign, this season will be better, and they will not be under so much pressure.
Bayern hasn’t lost any of their last 9 home games against Koln, but Koln hasn’t lost any of their last 6 away games. We usually have a fun game filled with goals when these two teams meet, and I think it will be the same this time as well. Bayern is slowly warming up, and I see them scoring a few goals here, and I see them getting a win.