Bayern Munich v FC Koln: Bundesliga match preview, where to watch and more
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.
Date: 21 September 2019
Time: 7:00pm IST
Venue: Allianz Arena
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.
Bayern Munich: W-D-W-W-D
FC Koln: L-W-L-L-W
Bayern Munich: 11
FC Koln: 2
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.
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: 10.00Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:32 IST