FC Koln vs Werder Bremen Prediction 21.01.2023

FC Koln

FC Koln

7 : 1

Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

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  • Competition: Bundesliga
  • Date: 21st January 2023
  • Kickoff: 17:30 UTC / 18:30 GMT
  • Venue: RheinEnergieStadion

The Bundesliga returns this weekend as 13th-placed Koln take on ninth-placed Werder Bremen on Saturday. The hosts have won just four times from 15 occasions, which is two fewer than Bremen during the same time frame. But, with just a four-point gap between the two sides right now, Koln will be very much pumped to make the most of this World Cup break to get back some points on the board. Bremen have bounced back after a tough start to the season, especially when it comes to their away form. Their record away from home has seen just two losses from seven games, which is identical to Koln's home record with the same numbers. But, it is surely Koln who hold the slight edge as they have conceded just nine goals at home this season, five fewer than Bremen's defensive output on away turf.

Koln vs Werder Betting Pick #1: Under 2.5 goals

Koln have displayed a really good defensive form at the RheinEnergieStadion since the season began in August. In their last three competitive games played too, the home side has conceded no goals. Considering that five of the last six meetings between the two sides have ended in under 2.5 goals too, we can expect that Koln and Bremen will again play out a very narrow but closely matched game under the Bundesliga lights. We expect the goal count to not exceed two goals on Saturday evening.

Pick #2: Koln to win or draw

Koln actually win 40% of the games where the odds of their win are priced at 2.25 and that is a very good record. They have won their last three games played and though, they have not beaten Bremen on the last three occasions, two of those meetings have ended in a draw. In fact, if we keep Bremen's humungous 6-1 win in June 2020 aside, Koln have a great record of three wins or draws from four meetings between the two teams. We expect them to get a draw in this game at least, if not a win.

FC Koln vs Werder Bremen Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Koln

    7 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Koln

    1 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

  3. Werder Bremen

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  4. Werder Bremen

    6 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Koln

    1 : 0

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

FC Koln

FC Koln Team News

Despite a huge World Cup break of almost three months, Koln still has a huge list of injuries ahead of this game. Sargis Adamyan will only miss this next Bremen game due to an illness and is expected to recover before the next game week. On the other hand, Florian Dietz will miss the remainder of the season due to his cruciate ligament tear. Other short-term injuries which could subside till mid-February are Sebastian Andersson (Knee), Mark Uth (Groin), Luca Kilian (Muscle) and Jan Thielmann (Hip) - all of who will miss this Bremen visit on Saturday.

Players to watch: Florian Kainz (5 goals and 4 assists), Linton Maina (16 chances created this season), Timo Hubers (2.0 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of FC Koln

  1. Schalke 04

    0 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. Bayern Munich

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Koln

    7 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Koln

    5 : 0

    Lommel United

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. FC Koln

    4 : 0

    Hamburger SV

    Club Friendlies 3

FC Koln lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 20

    Marvin Schwäbe

Defenders

  • 2

    Benno Schmitz

  • 4

    Timo Hübers

  • 24

    Julian Chabot

  • 14

    Jonas Hector

Midfielders

  • 28

    Ellyes Skhiri

  • 6

    Eric Martel

  • 37

    Linton Maina

  • 11

    Florian Kainz

Forwards

  • 8

    Denis Huseinbašić

  • 21

    Steffen Tigges

Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen Team News

Werder Bremen will be without just three players on the weekend. Starting with Felix Agu and Amos Pieper, both having a return date of Early February as per the latest club statements. Agu and Pieper are recovering from Tendon and Ankle injuries respectively. Romano Schmid is a little doubtful for this game, as his knee injury has kept him sidelined from group training for quite some time now too. But, we expect him to take a late fitness test to get a first-team spot in this game.

Players to watch: Niclas Fullkrug (10 goals and 2 assists), Marvin Duksch (28 chances created this season), Marco Friedl (2.7 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Werder Bremen

  1. Werder Bremen

    2 : 1

    Wolfsburg

    Bundesliga

  2. Werder Bremen

    1 : 2

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Koln

    7 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

  4. Schalke 04

    0 : 1

    Werder Bremen

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Werder Bremen

    2 : 2

    St. Gallen

    Club Friendlies 3

Werder Bremen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Jiří Pavlenka

Defenders

  • 4

    Niklas Stark

  • 13

    Miloš Veljković

  • 32

    Marco Friedl

Midfielders

  • 36

    Christian Groß

  • 8

    Mitchell Weiser

  • 10

    Leonardo Bittencourt

  • 28

    Ilia Gruev

  • 3

    Anthony Jung

Forwards

  • 11

    Niclas Füllkrug

  • 7

    Marvin Ducksch

3 Reasons why this game will end in Under 2.5 goals & a FC Koln win or draw

  1. Koln have not conceded a single goal in their last three games played, and have seen under 2.5 goals in three of their last four games played
  2. Five of the last six meetings between the two sides have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored
  3. Koln have won or drawn five of their seven home games played in 2022-23

Main prediction FC Koln - Werder Bremen

Under 2.5 goals

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51% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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FC Koln & Werder Bremen current standing in Bundesliga

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 FC Bayern München 18 10 7 1 52 - 16 +36 37
2 FC Union Berlin 18 11 3 4 31 - 22 +9 36
3 RB Leipzig 18 10 5 3 39 - 24 +15 35
4 Borussia Dortmund 18 11 1 6 33 - 25 +8 34
5 SC Freiburg 18 10 4 4 29 - 25 +4 34
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 9 5 4 37 - 26 +11 32
7 VfL Wolfsburg 18 8 5 5 36 - 22 +14 29
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 18 7 4 7 34 - 29 +5 25
9 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 18 7 3 8 30 - 30 0 24
10 Werder Bremen 18 7 3 8 29 - 37 -8 24
11 FSV Mainz 05 18 6 5 7 26 - 29 -3 23
12 FC Köln 18 5 7 6 29 - 31 -2 22
13 TSG Hoffenheim 18 5 4 9 26 - 31 -5 19
14 FC Augsburg 18 5 3 10 23 - 33 -10 18
15 VfB Stuttgart 18 3 7 8 22 - 32 -10 16
16 VfL Bochum 1848 18 5 1 12 19 - 44 -25 16
17 Hertha BSC 18 3 5 10 20 - 32 -12 14
18 Schalke 04 18 2 4 12 14 - 41 -27 10

FC Koln vs Werder Bremen - FAQ

? Which side is likely to score first?
Werder Bremen (4/5)
? How many corners are likely to be won by both teams?
Under 10.5 (6/8 H2H)
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