FC Köln vs RB Leipzig prediction 15.03.2024

FC Koln

FC Koln

1 : 5

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

5.85

X

4.62

2

1.59

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  • Competition: Bundesliga
  • Date: 15th March 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:30 UTC / 20:30 CET
  • Venue: RheinEnergieStadion

RB Leipzig will continue their hunt for a Champions League place for next season this week when they face FC Köln away from home.

Köln have had little trouble dodging the drop in the last two seasons, but things are not looking good for the Billy Goats at the moment. Yes, Timo Schultz's side are just one place above the automatic relegation places and that is mainly down to their home form. Koln have won just one of their last eight games at the RheinEnergieStadion and will face a difficult task against Leipzig on Friday.

RB Leipzig are another German top flight side who are struggling this season. The Red Bulls started the season with a win against Bayern in the DFB Super Cup final in August, but since then they have been very inconsistent. Leipzigs' latest heartbreak came in the Champions League, where they lost in the round of 16 to Real Madrid. They are also out of the DFB Cup.

FC Köln vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips: Under 3.5 goals

While home wins have been few and far between for Köln so far this season, their recent record against RB Leipzig at the RheinEnergieStadion is quite solid. The Billy Goats are unbeaten in their last three encounters with the visitors at this stadium, winning once and drawing twice. All three games ended with under 3.5 goals.

The recent games of Koln have not also been particularly entertaining. Six of the hosts' last seven Bundesliga games of the hosts ended with two goals or fewer and I don't think Friday's game will be much different. To be on the safe side, I am going for the Under 3.5 option.

  • Best Tip: Under 3.5 goals
  • FC Köln vs RB Leipzig prediction: 0-2

FC Koln vs RB Leipzig Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. RB Leipzig

    6 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Koln

    0 : 0

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  3. RB Leipzig

    2 : 2

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  4. RB Leipzig

    3 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Koln

    1 : 1

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

FC Koln

FC Köln team news

Timo Hübers will be unavailable this week for Koln after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Gladbach last time out and Jan Thielmann will serve the final of his two match ban for the straight red card against Bayer O4 Leverkusen a fortnight ago.

The hosts’ list of absentees also includes Luca Waldschmidt, Mark Uth and Justin Diehl who are nursing fibula, knee and muscle injuries respectively.

Last matches of FC Koln

  1. Borussia M`gladbach

    3 : 3

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Koln

    0 : 2

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  3. Stuttgart

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Koln

    0 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

  5. Hoffenheim

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

FC Koln lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Marvin Schwäbe

Defenders

  • 35

    Max Finkgräfe

  • 24

    Julian Chabot

  • 2

    Benno Schmitz

  • 18

    Rasmus Carstensen

Midfielders

  • 6

    Eric Martel

  • 11

    Florian Kainz

  • 8

    Denis Huseinbašić

Forwards

  • 37

    Linton Maina

  • 23

    Sargis Adamyan

  • 40

    Faride Alidou

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig team news

As for RB Leipzig, Lukas Klostermann is set to miss Friday’s game due to injury. The defender had to be replaced before half-time in the win over Gladbach last month and isn’t expected to return to action anytime soon.

Amadou Haidara, David Raum and Loïs Openda are just one yellow card each away from a suspension but head coach Marco Rose has no other pressing issues ahead of the trip to the Rhein Energie Stadion

Last matches of RB Leipzig

  1. RB Leipzig

    2 : 0

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

  2. Real Madrid

    1 : 1

    RB Leipzig

    Champions League

  3. Bochum

    1 : 4

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  4. Bayern Munich

    2 : 1

    RB Leipzig

    Bundesliga

  5. RB Leipzig

    2 : 0

    Borussia M`gladbach

    Bundesliga

RB Leipzig lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Péter Gulácsi

Defenders

  • 2

    Mohamed Simakan

  • 4

    Willi Orbán

  • 23

    Castello Lukeba

  • 22

    David Raum

Midfielders

  • 44

    Kevin Kampl

  • 6

    Elif Elmas

  • 24

    Xaver Schlager

  • 20

    Xavi Simons

Forwards

  • 17

    Loïs Openda

  • 9

    Yussuf Poulsen

Three reasons we expect under 3.5 goals in this game

  1. 12 of the last 14 games of FC Koln ended with under 2.5 goals.
  2. Over 3.5 goals were seen in just one of the last six games of RB Leipzig.
  3. Just one of the last six meetings between Koln and Leipzig at this venue produced more than three goals.

Main prediction FC Koln - RB Leipzig

Under 3.5 goals

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58% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:1.59

BTTS - NO

Best odds:2.08

FC Köln vs RB Leipzig - FAQ

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What’s the average number of corner kicks RB Leipzig have won in league away matches this season?

5.17

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Koln have received in Bundesliga home matches this season?

1.75