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Bayern Munich v FC Koln: Bundesliga match preview, where to watch and more

Ferdie
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Published 20 Sep 2019, 09:31 IST
20 Sep 2019, 09:31 IST

Niko Kovac will not feel the pressure of being behind Dortmund and RB Leipzig just yet
Niko Kovac will not feel the pressure of being behind Dortmund and RB Leipzig just yet


Despite being in third place, Bayern Munich will be calm about the title race this season. They've been here plenty of times before and more often than not, they come out on top. Their immediate concern will be to navigate a tricky fixture against FC Koln.

The visitors have started the Bundesliga in fairly poor fashion, but they've often proven to be difficult opponents for the defending champions. Bayern will be keen to avoid any potential banana skins and put the pressure on the chasing pack.

FC Koln are finding life in the Bundesliga particularly tough having already faced Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund and losing to both. However, they'll be keen to move on from the Bayern fixture and face some of the sides that are around them in the Bundesliga table.


Kickoff Information

Date: 21 September 2019

Time: 7:00pm IST

Venue: Allianz Arena

Referee: N/A

Live Stream: HotStar


Where to watch Bayern Munich v FC Koln in the US?

The game at 6:30 am PDT on 21 September 2019 will be available for US viewers live on Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Match Pass, and Foxsports.com. Canadian fans will be able to watch the game on Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now, and Sportsnet Now.

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Form Guide

Bayern Munich: W-D-W-W-D

FC Koln: L-W-L-L-W


Head-to-head

Bayern Munich: 11

FC Koln: 2

Draw: 5


Key Players

Serge Gnabry

Gnabry hasn
Gnabry hasn't replicated his influence on the pitch for Bayern Munich from last season


There have been plenty for Bayern Munich who have shone this season, but Serge Gnabry hasn't quite hit the heights he did last season. He's an important fixture of this side, and when in the mood can absolutely tear defences apart. He'll need to show that ruthless side of his game soon to justify his place in this talented squad, and a Cologne side who Bayern usually shine against may just be the perfect opponents.

Ellyes Skhiri

The Tunisian international caught the spotlight at the World Cup in 2018
The Tunisian international caught the spotlight at the World Cup in 2018


The midfielder has been a part of pretty much everything good that FC Koln have done this season on the pitch. They've only netted four goals this season, but the defensive midfielder has assisted two of those and scored one. Clearly, he's influential for this side and when he's able to pull the strings they're able to really trouble teams.


Key Match Facts

Bayern Munich have won nine of their last ten fixtures against FC Koln. However, FC Koln have won more away games than any other side against Bayern Munich (9, jointly with Dortmund).

FC Koln are the only Bundesliga team against whom Bayern Munich have won fewer than 50 per cent of their meetings.


Betting Odds (from Bet365)

Bayern Munich: 1.11

FC Koln: 21.00

Draw: 10.00

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:32 IST
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